LULAC President Delivers a Message To The White House

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization Defends Government Workers and Dreamers

Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), today met with the Administration at the White House. As a Texas legislator, Mr. Garcia authorized HB 1403 in 2001, the first in-state tuition bill on immigrant children in Texas. This lead to the Dream Act across the United States which has now been adopted by 18 states.

His message to the Administration was clear and unequivocal:

  1. The government must be funded and reopened immediately.
  2. We need permanent residency with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders. All approximately 3.6 million Dreamers should be included.
  3. The parents of Dreamers should also be allowed to get permanent residency if they pass a background check and pay a fine. Family unity is a basic American value.
  4. LULAC will support $3-billion to $6-billion in border security funds for a smart wall and additional technology. LULAC is opposed to any permanent wall unless there is a permanent legal status and pathway for citizenship for all undocumented individuals in the country.
  5. LULAC supports a new Marshall Plan for Central America to provide economic development assistance and stop the flow of refugees from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

President Garcia stated, “Government employees and Dreamers cannot be used as political piñatas! They need to be included in the American Dream. They represent the values that for which America has always stood.”

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 www.LULAC.org

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