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Latinos File Lawsuit against Prince William County

“This ordinance, which expresses the worst instincts of a few in the county, is destroying the basic fabric of community life,” said Cesar Perales, PRLDEF President and General Counsel. “Latino children should be taught to trust police. Not to fear they might take their parents away.”

Arlington Dems Urge Voters to Reject Politics of Hate

“Virginia Republicans have nothing to offer the voters, so once again they’re peddling hatred and fear,” said ACDC Chairman Peter Rousselot. “The voters of Virginia should recognize these attacks for what they are: acts of political desperation.”  
 

 
 

Defend the Honor

During a town hall meeting at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8, leaders of nearly half dozen Hispanic groups promised to continue pressing PBS so that the omission of Latinos in future historical projects never happens again.

Chamber Applauds Court Ruling in DHS “Social Security No-Match” Regulation

"Today, the Court reaffirmed its concern about the government’s authority to act and its failure to adequately consider the costs it imposes on small businesses" said Robin Conrad, executive vice president for the Chamber’s National Litigation Center.

President Bush Attends Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at White House

"Yamile Llanes Labrada, and her daughter, Shirlen García, have joined me in the Oval Office.  Yamile is the wife of a political prisoner in Cuba, Dr. José Luis García Paneque.  The doctor was a plastic surgeon.  He did nothing more than advocate for freedom.  And he’s now in prison.  And not only is he in prison, he’s ill.  And so one of the messages I have for the Cuban leader is, free this man, and free other political prisoners. 

Statement by Chertoff on the No Match Regulation

President Bush made clear in August that we are going to do as much administratively as we can, within the boundaries of existing law, to further secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. Today’s ruling is yet another reminder of why we need Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Court’s “No Match” Decision is a Victory for all Workers

Today’s decision sends a clear message that punitive crackdowns that attempt to sidestep the law will not be tolerated.  Efforts to fix a badly broken immigration system must embody our good sense and our humanity.  We will not let an intolerant minority undermine the wellbeing of the majority. 

National-Louis University Announces a Landmark Project Focused on Recruiting and Retaining Latino Students

       National-Louis University has been a force for change in American education since its founding in 1886. Known for nearly a century as the National College of Education, it is still nationally renowned today not only for its programs in teacher preparation and educational leadership, but as one of the first universities to address the unique needs of adult learners. National-Louis pioneered accelerated education for

NHCC Releases Findings of its First Community Relations Benchmarking Study

Findings from the survey indicate that investment in communities where the company conducts business helps affect change that improves the vitality of communities and their residents. Best-in-class companies invest at levels to meet the strategic goals that effectively support non-profit organizations.

Progreso Hispano Empowers Immigrants Through Technology.

AT&T Foundation awards grant to League of United Latin American Citizens that funds immigration organization’s new community technology center.

U.S. returns pre-Columbian Mayan artifact to Guatemalan government

The pre-Columbian era refers to a period before Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas. The artifact, which is about 30 inches high and weighs about 50 lbs., has an estimated value of $20,000 and dates back to between 200 and 800 A.D.