The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Derechos Humanos Coalition/Arizona Border Rights Project are convening a border summit, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Congress to include the three provisions that are the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA) in the final version of the Commerce, Justice and State Appropriations Bill. LIFA would successfully stabilize the immigration status of up to 800,000 immigrants who have been living, working, paying taxes and raising families in the United States for many years.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act - S.2912 (LIFA). This legislation would positively impact the lives of over 350,000 people and begin to correct the negative impact of immigration legislation passed in 1986 and 1996.
LULAC called on Congressman to reject the deceptively named Civil Rights Act of 1997 which would abolish all Federal Affirmative Action programs. The full Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Thursday, November 6, 1997 to determine whether they will send the bill to a full vote on the House floor.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is opposed to efforts to privatize Social Security by carving out funds from the traditional program. According to a recent survey by AARP Latinos are very concerned about a secure retirement and believe that Social Security should be reformed not privatized.
October 7, 1998, LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes hosted a press conference on the House Triangle where members of Congress and other national Hispanic organizations came together in a joint call for justice. Thousands of immigrants have been awaiting the resolution of their residency status since the were improperly prevented from legalizing it more than a decade ago. Although the INS long ago admitted that they had illegally turned away qualified applicants under the 1986-87 amnesty program, they have refused to offer a remedy to those affected and have contested a collection of class action lawsuits designed to force them to process the applications.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Derechos Humanos Coalition/Arizona Border Rights Project are convening a border summit, "From Border to Border: Building a Human Rights Movement," this weekend, December 8-10. The Summit will bring together over 350 participants to address the growing human rights crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and discuss three inter-related themes: globalization, immigration and the subsequent militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Many Latinos are among the working poor and depend on Social Security for ensuring that after a lifetime of hard work they can also have a moment in the sun. Latinos rely on Social Security for more of their retirement income and benefit over a longer period of time than most other population groups because of their longer life spans.
As the 60 day mark of President Bush’s effort to promote private accounts as the reform plan for Social Security quickly approaches, the broad-based coalition Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) ask the president to re-consider his proposal.
As you might know, ARCA (Association for Residency and Citizenship of America) was formed by members of the class action suits CSS v. Reno and Newman (LULAC) v. INS when they met in Washington, D.C. in May of this year.
he National Latino Media Council today released their Latino Television Study that challenges the Nielsen rating system’s approach to measuring Latino television viewership. The study, conducted by Rincon & Associates of Dallas, Texas, concludes that despite the growing Latino presence in the United States (currently at 39 million in the U.S. and 4 million in Puerto Rico, and with an estimated buying power of close to $653 billion, Latinos television viewers, especially those who watch English-language television, are severely undercounted by Nielsen Media Research.
On Dec. 13, Puerto Ricans will cast their ballots for statehood, independence or a continuation of commonwealth status. The referendum implicitly acknowledges their right to self-determination.
WHEREAS THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanics in the United States; and,
Juan Raul Garza is currently scheduled to be executed on December 12, 2000 (the feast day of the Virgin de Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico).
According to today’s panelists, the plan to privatize Social Security would be devastating to the Latino community which depends more heavily on Social Security retirement benefits than any other demographic group.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to send the FY '97 Supplemental Spending bill to the full Senate with a provision that would prevent the Census Bureau from using sampling in the 2000 census. Chapter 10, Section 303 of the bill would prohibit the use of sampling in the census and would result in an undercount of Hispanics, other minorities and the poor as has happened in the past.
LULAC opposes the privatization of Social Security and any tax cut plan that would compromise its future stability. Individual accounts and tax cuts should not be substituted for Social Security's currently defined system. LULAC supports stronger benefits for lower income groups, women, and the disabled.
My name is Regla Gonzalez, Vice President of the League of United Latin American Citizens and I am here representing our President, Rick Dovalina, and the 115,000 members of organization.
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