President of Green Card Veterans, LULAC Council 5310
Carlos Luna is President of Green Card Veterans, LULAC Council 5310, and an immigrant from Mexico who served in the U.S. Navy.
Carlos strongly believes that Latino culture and embracing immigrants are important for communities everywhere. He is working today to bring all his experiences as an immigrant and veteran to serve others in Chicago. He shares that we must recognize immigrants’ contributions, especially as they are among the most decorated military service groups. Approximately 530,000 veterans were born outside the United States, which represents 3 percent of all 18.6 million veterans nationwide, according to a report in early 2019 by the Migration Policy Institute.
Carlos is a dedicated advocate in his community, and he encourages everyone, especially Latinos, to become more involved in their communities. He believes that together, we can serve others who may not have the privileges we may hold.
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