NHLA Press Releases

See NHLA's latest press releases below.

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 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.

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.

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.

Jul 30, 2014

National Hispanic Leaders Urge "No" Vote on House Border Supplemental Bill

Rolling back due process rights for vulnerable children is not the answer to the humanitarian situation along the southern border

Jul 23, 2014

NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERS DEMAND VOTE AGAINST BILL TO RESTRICT THE CHILD TAX CREDIT

Coalition strongly opposes H.R. 4935, expected to face vote on House floor Thursday

Jul 1, 2014

Latino Leaders Welcome President’s Declaration to Exercise Executive Authority to Provide Long Overdue and Urgent Immigration Relief

Leaders Renew Call for House of Representatives to Vote on Long-Term Immigration Solutions

Jun 25, 2014

Latino Leadership Responds to Humanitarian Crisis Driving Unaccompanied Youth to the U.S.

Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, issued a statement regarding the growing number of unaccompanied youth arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border

Jun 17, 2014

LATINO LEADERS RELEASE LETTERS TO SENATE URGING CONFIRMATION OF PENDING LATINO NOMINEES

At Least Fourteen Latino Candidates are Currently Awaiting Action by the U.S. Senate, With Some Nomination Wait Times Running as Long as 1,188 Days

Jun 11, 2014

LATINO LEADERS TO RELEASE REPORT ON VOTING RIGHTS VIOLATIONS NATIONWIDE

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), the coalition of 37 preeminent national Latino organizations, in conjunction with NALEO and MALDEF, will release a report describing the egregious and far-reaching discrimination faced by Latino voters in past election cycles and since the Supreme Court decided Shelby County v Holder in June 2013.

Jun 3, 2014

NHLA Denounces the President's Decision to Postpone Deportation Relief Review

The Nation’s Largest National Latino Coalition expressed strong frustration and disappointment with President Barack Obama's decision to postpone the review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Deportation Polices until the end of summer.

May 27, 2014

LATINO LEADERS CONGRATULATES MAYOR JULIÁN CASTRO, PRESIDENT’S NOMINEE TO LEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Leaders urge the U.S. Senate to be expeditious in voting to confirm San Antonio Mayork Julian Castro as HUD Secretary and Third Latino Cabinet-Level Nominee

May 15, 2014

NHLA APPLAUDS FEDERAL GUIDANCE​ PROTECTING EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLING REGARDLESS OF STUDENT AND FAMILY IMMIGRATION STATUS

NHLA APPLAUDS FEDERAL GUIDANCE​ PROTECTING EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLING REGARDLESS OF STUDENT AND FAMILY IMMIGRATION STATUS

May 15, 2014

LATINO COALITION URGES NOMINATION OF SAN ANTONIO MAYOR JULIÁN CASTRO TO LEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda urges President Obama to name San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

May 15, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE NOMINATION OF VICTOR MENDEZ AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

Leaders Urge U.S. Senators to Confirm Mendez, who has Served in Obama Administration Since 2009 and Held “Acting Deputy Secretary” Status Since December 2013

May 15, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Sign Landmark Agreement

The Nation’s Largest National Latino Coalition and Secretary Tom Vilsack Sign Agreement that will Open Doors Of Opportunity for Latinos in Policy, Programs, Personnel and More at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

May 6, 2014

Latino Leaders Release Report Condemning Unprecedented Deportation Rate, Highlighting Devastating Impact on Latino Families and Communities

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, "Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community," in conjunction with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON).

Apr 18, 2014

LATINO LEADERS CONGRATULATE ALEJANDRA CASTILLO, NEWLY APPOINTED NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda proudly congratulates Alejandra Castillo, who was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as the new Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The Dominican-American appointee will become the first Latina and second woman to head MBDA in its 45 year history.

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