NHLA Press Releases

See NHLA's latest press releases below.

Nov 25, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS STAND WITH THE BROWN FAMILY IN CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN AND ALL MEN OF COLOR

NHLA calls on the nation to address the excessive use of force by law enforcement on people of color across the nation

Nov 21, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS WELCOME PRESIDENT'S ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

Leaders of NHLA Member Organizations Express Their Reaction to President's Action on Immigration

Nov 20, 2014

NATIONAL COALITION OF LATINO ORGANIZATIONS WELCOMES PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON DEPORTATION RELIEF

NHLA welcomes President Obama’s announcement to grant affirmative relief from deportation to around five million undocumented immigrants.

Nov 13, 2014

Re: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)

NHLA writes to President Obama regarding the National Voter Registration Act

Nov 13, 2014

NHLA ORGANIZATIONS GEARING UP TO INCREASE LATINO HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

NHLA is preparing extensive outreach efforts to boost enrollment and re-enrollment of eligible Latinos during the upcoming open season of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces that open on November 15.

Nov 12, 2014

LATINO LEADERS URGE CONGRESS TO ACT DURING LAME-DUCK SESSION ON CONFIRMING NOMINEES AND ECONOMIC AND HEALTH PRIORITIES

As Congress starts its “lame-duck” session today, NHLA is urging Congress to include Latino priorities as it completes the work of the 113th Congress.

Nov 10, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS CALL FOR CLOSURE OF FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS

NHLA is calling on the Obama Administration to close existing family detention centers, scrap plans for opening new ones, and implement alternatives to detention that have proven to be successful and more humane.

Nov 7, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON SENATE LEADER AND CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS TO PRESS PRESIDENT FOR IMMEDIATE EXECUTIVE ACTION

NHLA is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and its natural allies in Congress – the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – to weigh in strongly with President Barack Obama on the need for affirmative relief from deportation to as broad a range of undocumented immigrants as possible.

Nov 5, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS CALL ON PRESIDENT TO FULFILL PROMISE WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY TO HALT DEPORTATIONS FOR MILLIONS

NHLA calls on President Barack Obama not to delay in fulfilling his promise to grant affirmative relief from deportation to as broad a range of undocumented immigrants as possible.

Nov 4, 2014

Latino Voters, Let’s Make it Another Record Breaking Mid-Term

A message from NHLA Chair Hector Sanchez about the importance of the Latino vote this election day.

Oct 8, 2014

HISPANIC LEADERS CALL ON PRESIDENT TO ALLOW HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR DEFERRED ACTION RECIPIENTS

Immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and those who benefit from expanded administrative relief should have access to the programs their taxes pay for

Sep 19, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF MARIA ECHAVESTE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 preeminent national Latino organizations, praised President Barack Obama’s announcement nominating Maria Echaveste as United States Ambassador to Mexico at the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about NHLA's work to support Maria and other Latinas and Latinos pursuing political appointments at http://latinoappointments.org.

Sep 9, 2014

NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AGENDA ISSUES CONGRESSIONAL SCORECARD

On September 10, 2014 the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 of the nation's premier Latino advocacy organizations, released to the press an advance copy of its Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress, covering how Congress performed on issues that impact the Latino community.

Sep 5, 2014

HISPANIC LEADERS CALL FOR GREATER INCLUSIVITY IN PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION DELIBERATIONS

Coalition of 39 Latino organizations join boycott of immigration meetings with President that exclude undocumented

Aug 15, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS PRAISE NOMINATION OF NEW LATINO APPOINTEES, INCLUDING NOMINATION OF SARAH SALDANA AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 39 preeminent national Latino organizations, responded to President Barack Obama’s most recent nominations designating Latino leaders to serve in key posts in his Administration. Especially noteworthy for the coalition is the President’s nomination of current U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Sarah R. Saldaña, to serve as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Aug 15, 2014

NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERS CONDEMN POLICE’S USE OF FORCE, EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO MICHAEL BROWN’S FAMILY

Members of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 preeminent national Latino organizations, stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and join those in Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation in calling for justice. Read more about what Latino leaders have to say on the issue.

Aug 1, 2014

National Hispanic Coalition Urges "No" Votes on Border Supplemental and anti-DREAMer Bills

NHLA released the following statement expressing its strong opposition to the revised border supplemental funding and DACA restriction bills that are scheduled to be considered by the full House.

Aug 1, 2014

National Hispanic Leaders Call for Affirmative Relief for Undocumented

In its continued effort around its Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation's preeminent Latino organizations, sent a letter to President Barack Obama ahead of Friday's two-year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling for its expansion and the creation of an affirmative relief program modeled on DACA for the broader undocumented population.

Jul 31, 2014

National Hispanic Leaders Oppose Bill to Block Executive Action on Deportations

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation's preeminent Latino organizations, sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives today expressing strong opposition to H.R. 5272, a bill that would block federal agencies from issuing any new policies that defer deportation and would prevent any future grants of work authorization to new recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on H.R. 5272 today in conjunction with H.R. 5230, the House border supplemental funding bill, which NHLA strongly opposes as well.

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