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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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Mar 26, 2020

Disability Coalition Priorities Letter

Hispanic Federation supports the leadership of American Association of People with Disabilities and joins 270 organizations in calling for protections for people with disabilities who are particularly at risk as COVID-19 spreads across the country.
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Mar 25, 2020

Support for Farmworker Policy Priorities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hispanic Federation is proud to join in urging Congress to implement policy priorities and recommendations related to farmworkers and the COVID-19 pandemic. The work of farmworkers is critical as they feed the world, but neither farmworkers nor their labor is properly valued. We must ensure they are not forgotten or left behind as political leaders take swift measures to contain the outbreak and save lives.
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Mar 23, 2020

Letter to Administration Calling to Publicly Denounce Anti-Asian American Discrimination Over COVID-19

Hispanic Federation supports OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates and other organizations in calling the Administration to publicly recognize and denounce the racist attacks and discrimination against the Asian American community during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Mar 23, 2020

Legal Access in Immigration Detention and Immigration Courts During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the coronavirus crisis, Hispanic Federation joins in urging for the immediate implementation of remote legal access and videoconferencing between individuals detained in ICE custody and legal representation. This recommendation is in light of the decision by EOIR and ICE to continue detention and docketing practices that put people’s health at risk.
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Mar 22, 2020

Funds for Voting Procedures and Policies During COVID-19

Hispanic Federation joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' Voting Rights Task Force and other organizations in calling Congress to appropriate funds in the upcoming Coronavirus economic stimulus legislation that would ensure public safety and an inclusive and fair voting process for 2020 primary and general elections.
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Mar 22, 2020

Call for Credit and Debit Protections to Address Financial Distress from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic creates financial stress for millions of people and small businesses in the United States. Hispanic Federation joins in calling Congress to implement credit and debit protections to relieve financial distress.
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Mar 21, 2020

An unprecedented response: Nearly 800 non-governmental organizations call on ICE to release all people

Today, 763 non-governmental organizations sent a letter to Matthew T. Albence, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), calling for ICE to immediately release all people currently detained in immigration detention, cease all local enforcement operations, and eliminate ICE check-ins and mandatory court appearances.
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Mar 20, 2020

Immigrant Exclusion From COVID-19 Health and Economic Relief

Hispanic Federation supports the National Immigration Law Center in denouncing the two major provisions of the proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes millions of immigrant families.
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Mar 19, 2020

ICE's Response to COVID-19: Release all people and cease enforcement operations

In view of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the government’s inadequate response to it, the Hispanic Federation and the undersigned organizations, demand that the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) order the immediate release of all people detained in ICE custody.
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