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Walmart Foundation Extends Support for Hispanic Immigrant Integration Project PDF Print E-mail

Last year, with the support of the Walmart Foundation, Hispanic Federation and LULAC launched the Hispanic Immigrant Integration Project (HIIP) in eight states across the nation.  The Walmart Foundation recently announced a second year $500,000 investment in the program.  This will allow Hispanic Federation and LULAC to continue offering thousands of Latino immigrants across America important services (i.e. ESL and civics classes, citizenship assistance, immigrant legal support) to help them more fully integrate in American society.

HF Statement on Garner Grand Jury Decision PDF Print E-mail

New York, NY – December 4, 2014. The Hispanic Federation is shocked - as are most New Yorkers and Americans – by the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to indict the New York Police Department Officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner. It is without dispute that Mr. Garner was unarmed, not acting in a threatening manner to the police or others and lost his life at the hands of an illegal chokehold on the part of a police officer. We expected these basic facts in the case to at a minimum lead to a public trial to determine criminal culpability. In light of this, the Hispanic Federation joins calls for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible civil rights violations and bring a trial against Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner here in New York, our nation demands a frank and widespread conversation concerning the stark racial inequalities in policing and the criminal justice system. If left unaddressed, this unequal treatment and application of justice for black and brown men threatens to rip apart the frail fabric of our society.

The entire Hispanic Federation network extends its condolences to the Garner family, and stands in solidarity with families and communities across the country who seek equality and justice for all people regardless of their race, color or ethnicity.

Hispanic Federation Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions PDF Print E-mail

President’s Action Break Status Quo, Provides Millions Relief of Deportation 

NEW YORK, NY – José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, released the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. The President is expected to provide more details about Administrative Relief during a speech on Friday in Las Vegas, NV. 

Hispanic Federation “GOTVs” on Election Day PDF Print E-mail

Weeks before the 2014 mid-term elections, residents of Connecticut saw people wearing “Movimiento Hispano” (Hispanic Movement) t-shirts flooding the streets. They represented HF member agencies and other workers registering voters and in general laying the groundwork for Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts for the elections. Along with member agencies in New York, we registered 10,000 voters and contacted well over a 100,000 for Election Day. Together, we made a difference!

Affordable Care Act Education and Enrollment Assistance PDF Print E-mail

The 2015 Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act started November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. If you enroll in a plan by December 15, 2014, coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2015. So whether you are looking for a new insurance plan or deciding whether or not to renew your current plan, there are four big questions we want you to consider before making your decision: Costs, extra services, ensuring doctors are in-network, and covered medication. 

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