LULAC Applauds the Historic Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch as the first African-American woman U.S. Attorney General, LULAC National Executive Director, Brent Wilkes issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, the Senate, in a 56 to 43 vote, confirmed Loretta E. Lynch as the 83rd U.S. Attorney General. Her experience in serving two terms as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York makes her uniquely qualified to lead the U.S. Department of Justice.

Our country is currently experiencing challenges including increased racial tensions between law enforcement and minority communities and attacks on immigration reform. LULAC is confident that Loretta E. Lynch will aggressively enforce existing law to protect minority communities and will fight for full implementation of President Obama's executive orders on immigration reform.

LULAC looks forward to working with U.S. Attorney General Lynch on these critical issues that impact the Latino community."

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