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Apr 29, 2020

Pandemic EBT Program for Puerto Rico

Hispanic Federation joined the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico and numerous organizations in urging Congress for the next COVID-19 legislative relief include language granting Puerto Rico access to the resources for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) options. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 ​(Families First) did not provide Puerto Rico with access to the resources provided to the States and other territories to implement the P-EBT option.
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Apr 29, 2020

Letter to Secretary DeVos for Access to COVID-19 Relief for Undocumented Students

Hispanic Federation joined CLASP and United We DREAM and almost 270 organizations in demanding Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to revise the exceptions to allow higher education institutions to use the emergency funds to provide aid to ALL students according to need and regardless of immigration status.
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Apr 27, 2020

Organizational Letter to Florida Legislators Urging for Immediate Statewide Protections for Farmworkers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Requests include access to healthcare, safe working conditions, safe child care for workers and families, food security, safe housing, unemployment insurance, direct assistance disaster fund, language equity and access, and protection from immigration raids.
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Apr 23, 2020

Letter to Congress to Protect All Families Across the Nation

Hispanic Federation proudly joined Families USA and over 400 organizations in urging Congres to prioritize families' health in the next COVID-19 relief package. Congress has to ensure all families across the country have the ability to seek the care they need to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Apr 21, 2020

Protecting Immigrant Families Letter to Congress to Include Immigrants in Any COVID-19 Relief Programs

Hispanic Federation joins over 550 organizations demanding Congress stop leaving out millions of our community members from the response to Covid-19 and to act now to ensure that everyone has access to the health care, nutrition, and income support they need.
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Apr 21, 2020

Second Open Letter About COVID-19 and LGBTQ+ Communities

Hispanic Federation proudly joins Whitman-Walker Health, the National LGBT Cancer Network, GLMA, SAGE, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, New York Transgender Advocacy Group, and more 170 other organizations in issuing a second open letter to public health officials, healthcare institutions and government leaders on the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ communities. LGBTQ patients must be protected from discrimination and sexual orientation and gender identity need to be included in data collection.
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Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 Response Legislation Must Be Non-Discriminatory

Family Equity is joined by Hispanic Federation and 183 other organizations in a letter to Congress urging for all-inclusive language to be included in the upcoming COVID-19 response legislation. It is important to ensure that discrimination is prohibited in all federally funded COVID-19 benefits and services.
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Apr 20, 2020

Protecting Migrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees During the COVID-19 Crisis on the US-Mexico Border

The current COVID-19 pandemic calls for the protection of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in situations of vulnerability in the Mexico- United States border region. The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, along with Hispanic Federation and other organizations, call upon border Mayors and local government officials to enact protections that will help save lives of migrants, refugees, and children caught in the vulnerable situations while upholding human rights and international laws.
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Apr 20, 2020

Progressive Priorities in Next COVID Package

Hispanic Federation joined Indivisible and numerous organizations in a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leader Schumer in urging for the incorporation of the principles and priorities laid out by the Executive Board of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in its April 10, 2020 letter.
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Apr 16, 2020

Objection to Illegal Expulsions by the Department of Homeland Security during COVID-19 Pandemic

Under the March 20, 2020 order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security has illegally blocked asylum-seekers and vulnerable children from requesting protection. These expulsions violate U.S. refugee, immigration, and anti-trafficking laws passed by Congress. Hispanic Federation joins Human Rights First and more than 120 organizations in denouncing the illegal expulsions and restore the rule of law at our borders.
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