New Attacks on Low-income Latino Children




May 29 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Contact:
Julian Teixeira
(202) 776-1812
jteixeira@nclr.org


NCLR to hold press briefing on how to protect the Child Tax Credit for Latino families and halt devastating congressional attacks that will affect millions of U.S. citizen children

Washington—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a telephonic press briefing on Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to discuss new proposals in the U.S. Senate to block ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) taxpayers from claiming the Child Tax Credit.  The press conference will also address the importance of this credit to low-income children and families, as well as the need to better educate the Latino community about unscrupulous tax preparers.

Proposals introduced by both Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) would cost two million low-income working families this vital tax credit, which keeps millions of Latino children and their families out of poverty.  At least 80 percent of all children that would be affected by the changes are Latino.  The proposals that are being introduced in Congress would eliminate this credit for 4.5 million U.S. citizen children living in immigrant families and do absolutely nothing to address allegations of fraud.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: “Protecting the ITIN for America’s Latino Families” telephonic press briefing

WHO
– Leticia Miranda, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Security Policy, NCLR
– Wendy Cervantes, Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy,
First Focus
–Sean Noble, Director, Public Policy & Research, National Community Tax Coalition

WHEN: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 31, 2012

WHERE: Participant Dial-In Number:  (866) 952-7532
Conference Title:  Protect the ITIN
Conference ID:  ITIN

TO RSVP or FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Julian Teixeira at jteixeira@nclr.org or (202) 776-1812.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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Issues: Children and Youth
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas