NCLR: CELEBRATING A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE AND FOR OUR NATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact:

June 15, 2015                                                                          Joseph Rendeiro

(202) 776-1566

jrendeiro@nclr.org

 

CELEBRATING A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE AND FOR OUR NATION

With the proven success of immigration relief for youth, the fight for reform continues

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States the opportunity to obtain temporary relief from deportation. Since its implementation, DACA has helped more than 664,600 young people continue and expand their contributions to their communities while bringing a measure of stability to families across the country. Building on DACA and expanding deferred action will allow recipients to earn higher wages, resulting in an increase to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $230 billion over the next 10 years, according to the Center for American Progress.

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Court Decision Signals Delay, Not Defeat: We will protect #ImmigrationAction in the courts and in the communities

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May 26, 2015

CONTACT:  Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, delatorre@nilc.org

Court Decision Signals Delay, Not Defeat
We will protect #ImmigrationAction in the courts and in the communities

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today denied the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., the lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration-related executive actions. This will allow a lower court’s decision to block implementation of initiatives that would allow millions of immigrants to apply for work authorization and protection from deportation to remain in place while the Justice Department’s formal appeal of the lower court’s decision is considered. Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center:

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GALEO Joins National Effort: Welcome.us Announces 2nd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month in June; Launches New Website

Welcome.us Announces 2nd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month in June; Launches New Website

Organization has support of 90 Partners; Kicks Off New Online Campaign to Celebrate America as a Nation of Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  Contact: Dan Pino
May 11, 2015                                                                                                                       press@welcome.us
202.450.6017

Washington, D.C. – Welcome.us is excited to announce the 2nd annual Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM 2015), a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America, set to kick off June 1, 2015 and last throughout the month. IHM 2015 will celebrate our country’s immigrant heritage – stories of individuals, families, and communities who have contributed to the unique social fabric of our nation, and the diversity that has fueled that greatness.

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GALEO Applauds Governor for another Latino Appointment: Jason Anavitarte, former GALEO Board member, appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Equal Opportunity

GALEO Applauds Governor for another Latino Appointment

Jason Anavitarte, former GALEO Board member, appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Equal Opportunity

 

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, 404.745.2580, jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA): April 29, 2015 – Last week, on April 24, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal made his third Latino appointment by naming Jason Anavitarte, a former GALEO board member, to serve as a Commissioner on the Commission on Equal Opportunity.  This appointment follows the Governor’s appointment in December 2014 of Dean Bucci to be a judge in the Superior Court in Paulding County and the appointment of Rocio Woody to the Board of Corrections in September 2013.

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NALEO Educational Fund Testimony on Birthright Citizenship

NALEO Educational Fund Submits Testimony to House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

Testimony calls for upholding our values as a nation by maintaining our Constitution’s grant of citizenship to all who are born within the United States

Ending birthright citizenship would send an unwelcome message to Latinos and place undue burdens on a nation that should be focused on overhauling our broken immigration system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2015

CONTACT:
Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536 ext. 112, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

NALEO Educational Fund Submits Testimony to House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

Testimony calls for upholding our values as a nation by maintaining our Constitution’s grant of citizenship to all who are born within the United States

Ending birthright citizenship would send an unwelcome message to Latinos and place undue burdens on a nation that should be focused on overhauling our broken immigration system

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today announced the submission of written testimony on birthright citizenship from Executive Director Arturo Vargas to the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The Subcommittee will hold a hearing focused on “Birthright Citizenship: Is it the Right Policy for America?” on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. EDT in Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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GALEO Graduated 25 More Community Leaders: Georgia State University Goizueta Scholars Join Over 459 alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership

GALEO Graduated 25 More Community Leaders

Georgia State University Goizueta Scholars  Join Over 459 alumni of the  GALEO Institute for Leadership

Press Release

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, 404.745.2580, jerry@galeo.org

 

(Atlanta, GA): April 24, 2015 –  GALEO graduated 25 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership and the partnership with Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars program.  This is the second cohort of Goizueta Scholars which have graduated from the GALEO Institute for Leadership, which had 15 young women and 10 young men.  Goizueta scholars are required to participate in leadership development training during their sophomore year at Georgia State University.  The graduation luncheon was held today, April 24, 2015, at Georgia State University.

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Latinos Gaining Influence in 2016 Presidential Announcements

By: Jessica Kline, Spring 2015 GALEO Intern

While the 2016 presidential election is still over a year and a half away, the country has been buzzing in response to the candidacy announcements from four prominent individuals: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio.  In addition to releasing their intentions to run, these candidates have also commenced efforts to reach out to the Latino community, a constituency that will be vital throughout this election season. Here’s what caught the attention of the Latino community in each of the four announcements:

 

Hillary Clinton (Democrat) – The former U.S. Secretary of State and frontrunner for the Democratic Party announced her candidacy on April 12th on social media. Her announcement was released in English and Spanish and her website also allows the viewer to choose between the two languages.

Ted Cruz (Republican) – On March 23rd the U.S. Senator of Texas gave his announcement speech at Liberty University. The Cuban-American candidate opened his speech with descriptions of his parents, including his father’s escape from Cuba and what his story has taught him about liberty and the power of Christianity.

Rand Paul (Republican) –The U.S. Senator from Kentucky, who declared his candidacy on April 7th, brought up many policy issues during his announcement speech, but did not mention immigration. Many people are watching closely to see where he stands on the various issues affecting the Latino community, as his opinions have often been unclear in the past.

Marco Rubio (Republican) – The Florida Senator announced his bid to run on April 13th at Freedom Tower, a landmark that is known for being, “the first stop for tens of thousands of fleeing Cuban exiles during the 1960s and 1970s” (4). A Cuban-American himself, he emphasized in his speech his ancestry and hope to provide all Americans with the opportunities that were made available to his parents.

 

While it is very early in the race, initial support from the Latino community is important because many estimate that the GOP will require at least 40 percent of the their vote in order to win the upcoming election. Others are emphasizing the fact that while Latinos have often favored the left in the past, the Democratic Party cannot take their support for granted. All of the candidates are expected to take further steps to reach out for the Latino vote, which presents the opportunity for the community to get informed and involved from the start. With the Latino vote growing stronger every year, now is the time for them to make their voices heard and, more importantly, to see which candidates listen.

 

References:

  1. http://www.latinpost.com/articles/47568/20150414/hillary-clinton-2016-campaign-latino-vote-up-grabs-despite-clintons.htm
  2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/23/ted-cruz-announces-presidential-run/
  3. http://www.latintimes.com/rand-paul-immigration-7-quotes-explain-senators-evolving-position-307985
  4. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/04/13/marco-rubio-announcement-drew-diverse-crowd-young-old-rich-and-poor/
  5. http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/hispanic-vote-wont-come-easy-marco-rubio-or-ted-cruz-n343011

“NOTE:  The opinions express in this blog are the opinions of the author only.  It is not to be assumed that the opinions are those of GALEO or the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.  For the official position on any issue for GALEO, please contact Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO at jerry@galeo.org.”

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