LULAC Supports Congressman Joaquin Castro's CHANGE Act

October 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Earlier this week, Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas introduced legislation that would strike the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" from federal law. LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha Jr. issued the following statement in support of the legislation:

"Terms like 'illegal alien' are used by those who would rather marginalize and dehumanize undocumented people than find an answer to our broken immigration system. LULAC is proud to support Congressman Castro for introducing the CHANGE Act, which would remove such language from federal law. LULAC hopes that is will be the first step toward a more civil dialogue regarding the need for comprehensive immigration reform, which more the 70% of the American people support."

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit,, and

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