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38 Civil Rights Groups Urge Texas Governor Abbott To Veto S.B. 4

WASHINGTON -- Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 37 national civil rights groups sent a letter to Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, urging him to veto S.B. 4. The legislation would drastically and unwisely expand the involvement of state and local law enforcement authorities in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, and raises profound legal, constitutional, and public policy concerns.

Op-Ed: Trump's Border Actions Hurt Texas

Recently Texas' economy surpassed Russia's, becoming the 9th largest economy in the world. Texas is blessed with many assets and geographical advantages that strengthen our state economy. However, Trumps' executive actions this week to build a border wall and target Hispanic communities threatens Texas' economy and are damaging to our border region.

NHLA welcomes presidential pardon of Oscar López Rivera

 

 WASHINGTON —The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, welcomed President Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of Oscar López Rivera so that he will be released from custody in May of this year. Last month, NHLA joined hundreds of organizations and leaders in Puerto Rico, on the mainland United States, and from around the world, in calling on President Obama to release López Rivera.