For 90 years, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the United States, has fought for the advancement of Latino civil rights across the country. Today, we are facing an international humanitarian crisis at the border and a policy and legislative stalemate in Congress that continues to divide our country and put in jeopardy the lives of millions of Latinos.
We have been monitoring closely President Trump’s decision to invoke the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) and declare that a national emergency exists on the southern border of the United States. Meanwhile, Democrats are moving forward with passage of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) to provide protections and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers as well as TPS and DED recipients. While the Presidents declaration of a national emergency will continue to be challenged in the courts, the Dream and Promise Act’s future in the Senate remains uncertain.
On Saturday, April 13, 2019 LULAC will be hosting a Dreamer Summit in Dallas, Texas. We will convene leaders from a cross section of NGO’s, elected officials, corporate executives, and Dreamers to discuss support for a bipartisan Dream Act that provides a pathway to permanent citizenship.
We understand that it will take Republicans and Democrats working together to find a compromise to get any new immigration legislation passed through Congress, Senate, and the White House.
Dreamers and their families are tired of living in fear. We are tired of waiting for yet another day, month, year or more for a comprise in Congress. We refuse to be used as political piñatas for another election cycle or worse yet to be forced to wait until after 2020. We demand a pathway to citizenship and legalization for our families.
RSVP today if you want to make a difference, if you are brave enough to take on this challenge, then join us on April 13th in Dallas, Texas and help us make history.
Todo se puede con ganas.
LULAC National President