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Apr 13, 2020

Organizational Letter Supporting Refugees in COVID-19 #4

Hispanic Federation joins Church World Service and 150 other refugee resettlement, faith, and other humanitarian and human rights to include dedicated resources for our refugee and immigrant neighbors and ensure that all community members are able to mitigate risks to their vulnerability to COVID-19. This is not just an immigration issues – it is a public health necessity.
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Apr 13, 2020

Letter to the President Asking to Fully Invoke the Defense Production Act

Hispanic Federation urges the President to fully invoke the Defense Production Act in effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically promote domestic pharmaceutical and medical supply production in Puerto Rico where 49 FDA-approved plants are already in operation.
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Apr 10, 2020

Suspend All HUD Non-Emergency Rule-making

Hispanic Federation joins National Low Income Housing Coalition, National Women's Law Center, and 101 other organizations in urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend all non-emergency rulemaking until at least 30 days after the national emergency declared on March 13, 2020 has ended. Making changes to regulations would result in fewer people receiving housing assistance and undermining civil rights protections would exacerbate the current public health crisis.
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Apr 9, 2020

No Additional Waivers Under The IDEA or the Rehabilitation Act

Hispanic Federation joins more than 300 national, state, and local organizations in opposing any additional waivers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as federal education laws that protect civil rights for students with disabilities could be undermined.
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Apr 9, 2020

Remove Barriers for Health Insurance Enrollment for Low-Income Older Adults in COVID-19 Pandemic

Hispanic Federation is proud to join Justice in Aging and other organizations in calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to remove barriers and to streamline enrollment in health insurance coverage for low-income older adults and people with disabilities who are at highest risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.
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Apr 9, 2020

Limited English Proficiency Need In-language COVID-19 Resources

Hispanic Federation joined in calling the Federal Housing Finance Agency to provide in-language resources to borrowers with limited English proficiency that aid them in understanding what relief is available and how to obtain it. Immigrant communities are likely to be hit especially hard by the public health and economic impacts of this crisis.
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Apr 9, 2020

Nearly 500 Organizations Sign-on for Child Care Funding in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Hispanic Federation joined the National Women's Law Center and nearly 500 other organizations across the U.S. in support of asking Congress to provide at least $50 billion in dedicated child care funding. child care is an essential need for millions of children and families, and it will continue to be the backbone of our economy both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, but only if additional funding is provided to keep it afloat.
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Apr 8, 2020

Solidarity Statement Supporting Communities Targeted for Hate Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

Hispanic Federation joined 130 organizations in standing in solidarity with Asian American and immigrant communities confronting a terrifying spike in COVID-19 related hate incidents. Elected leaders must condemn this hate and ensure communities have the resources necessary to combat this rise in hate and xenophobia.
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Apr 7, 2020

Concern Over OFCCP National Interest Exemption

On March 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs made a decision to temporarily exempt and waive certain affirmative action obligations connected to supply, service, and construction federal contracts specifically to provide coronavirus relief. Hispanic Federation joined 55 other civil rights and worker rights organizations in opposing the suspension of crucial civil rights protections.
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Mar 31, 2020

International Refugee Assistance Project Letter on Extending Visa Validity for Immigrants and Refugees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hispanic Federation is proud to join International Refugee Assistance Project in urging for the protection of refugees and individuals who possess or are applying for visas, parole, and entry permits, are not unjustly affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Visa and entry permits have limited validity periods, and many applicants will see their visa or entry permits expire as a direct result of the pandemic so extending validity periods and deadlines that will pass before the end of the current global pandemic and travel restrictions are critical.
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