Archive: Unite Arizona News Releases

Jul 28, 2010

NHLA WELCOMES FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT DECISION TO BLOCK KEY PIECES OF ARIZONA RACIAL-PROFILING LAW

Lillian Rodríguez-López, chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), issued the following statement commending U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton for issuing an injunction (see full decision here) that will block key provisions of Arizona's racial-profiling law, known as SB 1070, from taking effect.

Jul 6, 2010

NHLA Supports Department of Justice's Legal Challenge of Arizona's Discrimiatory Legislation

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that it is intervening to block the implementation of Arizona’s racial-profiling law, known as SB 1070. The controversial and divisive piece of legislation has taken center stage over the last few months, calling into question constitutional protections, federal civil rights laws and the role of the federal government to enforce immigration laws.

Jun 29, 2010

NHLA ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT’S CALL TO ACTION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) welcomed the speech today by President Obama, and supports his call on Congress to provide real legislative solutions to this important issue for all Americans. NHLA continues to put forward a clear framework for immigration reform, which focuses on the needs of everyone in the U.S., families, businesses, state and local governments and law enforcement, and acknowledges the visceral problems with our broken immigration system that need critical solutions.

Jun 14, 2010

NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AGENDA APPLAUDS U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ARIZONA’S SB 1070

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation’s 30 leading Hispanic organizations issued the statement below applauding the U.S. Conference of Mayors for passing two resolutions at its 78th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City today expressing opposition to Arizona’s SB 1070 law and copy cat legislation in other states, as well as expressing support for legal challenges to the law and calling for swift action at the federal level to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Jun 3, 2010

Brewer is the Problem, Not the Solution

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, demonstrates along with Casa de Maryland, SEIU and other National Hispanic Leadership Agenda organizations in front of the White House today protesting Governor Brewer’s hypocrisy. As President Obama said in the meeting that took place this afternoon, “this is the role of the federal government not the border states to implement immigration laws.”

May 6, 2010

National Latino Organizations Launch Unite Arizona Campaign

LULAC

A broad coalition of the nation’s largest Latino organizations have united to fight Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 in a new campaign called Unite Arizona (www.UniteArizona.org). The campaign will support efforts to block SB 1070 in court and coordinate a targeted boycott of Arizona until the state repeals the legislation.

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