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NCLR Destaca la Necesidad de Proteger el Crédito Tributario por Hijos Para los Inmigrantes

NCLR Destaca la Necesidad de Proteger el Crédito Tributario por Hijos Para los Inmigrantes

January 30, 2012
Según se reanudan las negociaciones sobre el presupuesto en el Capitolio, una vez más, los legisladores proponen el recorte del crédito tributario de los hijos a millones de contribuyentes inmigrantes elegibles.
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NCLR Lauds CFPB for New Remittance Regulations

NCLR Lauds CFPB for New Remittance Regulations

January 27, 2012
Standing behind American consumers, on January 20 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will implement the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, providing enhanced protection and disclosure to consumers who send money to other countries.
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Civil Rights Organizations Hail Creation of Financial Crimes Task Force

Civil Rights Organizations Hail Creation of Financial Crimes Task Force

January 27, 2012
Earlier today, the Obama administration fulfilled a promise made during the State of the Union address, announcing the creation of a new financial crimes task force to investigate those responsible for misconduct contributing to the financial crisis.
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Changes to Medicare Could Jeopardize Health Care Access for Vulnerable Latinos

Changes to Medicare Could Jeopardize Health Care Access for Vulnerable Latinos

January 26, 2012
With more discussion of budget cuts, lawmakers have begun floating policy proposals that would substantially reshape or cut back on health programs critical to vulnerable Latinos, such as Medicare and Medicaid. According to a statistical brief released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Medicare program provides health coverage for not only Latino seniors, but also more than one million disabled and seriously ill Hispanic children and working-age adults.
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Fairness, Equality, and Shared Responsibility: State of the Union a Promising Start

Fairness, Equality, and Shared Responsibility: State of the Union a Promising Start

January 25, 2012
Applauding President Obama’s themes of economic fairness and shared responsibility during his State of the Union address, Janet Murguía, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO, challenges Congress and the administration to enact commonsense policies that not only strengthen the middle class, but also ensure that economic mobility is achievable for hardworking Latinos.
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Las Próximas Primarias de Florida Son Primordiales Para El Voto Latino

Las Próximas Primarias de Florida Son Primordiales Para El Voto Latino

January 24, 2012
Con la carrera republicana en marcha por la nominación de su candidato presidencial, Florida, una vez más, jugará un papel crucial en la elección del candidato del partido.
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Upcoming Florida Primary Pivotal for Hispanic Vote

Upcoming Florida Primary Pivotal for Hispanic Vote

January 23, 2012
With the Republican race for the presidential nomination in flux, Florida will once again play a major role in deciding the party’s candidate for president.
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NCLR Representatives Available for Comment on State of the Union Address

NCLR Representatives Available for Comment on State of the Union Address

January 23, 2012
On Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. EST, President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address to Congress.
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NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 12, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will honor the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, by carrying out community service activities throughout the nation.
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NCLR Celebrates President Obama’s Appointment of Cecila Muñoz

NCLR Celebrates President Obama’s Appointment of Cecila Muñoz

January 10, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hails President Obama’s historic appointment of Cecilia Muñoz to serve as Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC). Muñoz is the first Hispanic to serve in that position, and she is the highest-ranking Latina in the White House.
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Year-end Report Looks At Failures of Anti-Immigrant Bills in 2011

Year-end Report Looks At Failures of Anti-Immigrant Bills in 2011

January 10, 2012
As comprehensive immigration reform remained stalled in Congress in 2011, the issue persisted as a top priority among state legislatures that pushed various bills targeting undocumented immigrants.
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NCLR Applauds Obama Administration’s Commonsense Fix to Help Legal Immigrant Families Stay Together

NCLR Applauds Obama Administration’s Commonsense Fix to Help Legal Immigrant Families Stay Together

January 06, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today lauded the Obama administration’s announcement that it will begin a process to allow certain visa applicants to file a request for a family unity waiver in the U.S.
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NCLR Applauds Appointment of Cordray as Head of the CFPB

NCLR Applauds Appointment of Cordray as Head of the CFPB

January 04, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds President Obama’s decision today to appoint Richard Cordray as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) through a recess appointment.
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NCLR Hails Settlement with Countrywide over Deceptive Lending Practices

NCLR Hails Settlement with Countrywide over Deceptive Lending Practices

December 21, 2011
Earlier today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Countrywide Financial Corp. over numerous violations of fair lending laws. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds DOJ for holding Countrywide accountable for misleading thousands of homeowners and steering unsuspecting families to risky and expensive home loans.
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DOJ Investigation Reveals Discriminatory Treatment of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

DOJ Investigation Reveals Discriminatory Treatment of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

December 15, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today hailed the swift response of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Home Security (DHS) following the release of DOJ’s findings in its ongoing civil rights investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
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LÍDERES DEL CONGRESO SE EMPEÑAN EN OFRECER DESGRAVACIONES FISCALES PARA LA CLASE MEDIA

LÍDERES DEL CONGRESO SE EMPEÑAN EN OFRECER DESGRAVACIONES FISCALES PARA LA CLASE MEDIA

December 14, 2011
Mientras el Congreso se empeña en aprobar un paquete tributario antes de fin de año, la propuesta de los legisladores republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes consiste en prohibir que los contribuyentes inmigrantes habilitados reciban un Crédito Tributario por Hijo reintegrable para pagar el plan de desgravación fiscal que proponen.
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Congress Seeks to Provide Tax Relief for the Middle Class by Increasing the Tax Burden on Immigrants

Congress Seeks to Provide Tax Relief for the Middle Class by Increasing the Tax Burden on Immigrants

December 13, 2011
As Congress scrambles to pass a tax package before the end of the year, Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives have proposed prohibiting eligible immigrant taxpayers from receiving a refundable Child Tax Credit in order to pay for their tax relief plan. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) supports middle-class tax relief but is outraged that congressional leaders would pay for it by taking $9 billion out of the pockets of hardworking and mostly poor immigrants who are raising families.
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NCLR Urges Supreme Court to Reject Arizona’s SB 1070

NCLR Urges Supreme Court to Reject Arizona’s SB 1070

December 12, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, after an earlier ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the most controversial provisions in the law.
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Lack of Accurate Information Has Made Latino Youth “Virtually Invisible” in Illinois

Lack of Accurate Information Has Made Latino Youth “Virtually Invisible” in Illinois

December 12, 2011
According to a study released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Illinois’ law enforcement and courts collect far too little statistical information about Latino youth in the state’s juvenile justice system to implement policy changes and preventative strategies that would reduce the numbers of Latino ensnared in the system.
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Immigrant and Civil Rights Groups Join Together to Repeal HB 56

Immigrant and Civil Rights Groups Join Together to Repeal HB 56

December 09, 2011
Immigrant rights advocates and civil rights leaders from Alabama and across the country are working on repealing HB 56 during a summit hosted by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) Dec. 16-17.
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