WASHINGTON, DC – 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 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 (the full text of both resolutions is attached).
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“NHLA is proud that mayors from across the nation are standing up for repeal of SB 1070 and passage of comprehensive immigration reform that will unite families, provide an orderly path to legal residency and citizenship, and better position the federal government to secure our borders in a humane and effective manner.”
Established in 1991, The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. For more information, please visit www.nationalhispanicleadership.org.