Roberta Jacobson Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Roberta Jacobson as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, ending almost a year-long hold despite bipartisan support to proceed with the confirmation. In response, LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. issued the following statement:

"LULAC congratulates Roberta Jacobson on her confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico–a vital diplomatic post that has remained unfilled for 9 months. As a career civil servant, Jacobson's well respected and extensive background makes her the most qualified individual for the position of ambassador to our third largest trading partner. We are confident that Jacobson's confirmation will help ensure improved cooperation, including maximizing economic opportunities and focusing security concerns on those who pose real national security threats."

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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 1000 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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