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Aug 4, 2021

Hispanic Federation President & CEO Frankie Miranda Meets with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House

Hispanic Federation President and CEO Frankie Miranda met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today at the White House, along with 11 other national Latino leaders to discuss key issues impacting the Latino community.
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Aug 3, 2021

Remembering the Victims of the 2019 El Paso Walmart Massacre by Standing Against Violence Directed Towards Latinos

As we remember the massacre that took place at an El Paso Walmart store on August 3, 2019, we must continue to combat hateful rhetoric against immigrants and Latinos. We must mourn the 23 lives violently taken on that day and honor survivors by demanding an end to the violence fueled by racism, xenophobia, and falsehoods, and by stopping the spread of hate across the nation.
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Jul 29, 2021

Hispanic Federation Working with Google To Empower Small Businesses and Artists in Washington Heights

Hispanic Federation (HF) today launched the Northern Manhattan Business Assistance Program, funded by Google.org, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the Miranda Family Fund, to drive recovery, spur innovation, and raise the profile of artists and small businesses in Washington Heights.
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Jul 23, 2021

Hispanic Federation Welcomes Inaugural Meeting of Biden White House Working Group on Puerto Rico

On Tuesday, the Biden administration held the inaugural meeting of its “White House Working Group on Puerto Rico,” a welcome and much-needed development to ensure interagency coordination of the resources and technical assistance the island urgently requires to finally achieve a just recovery.
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Jul 16, 2021

Hispanic Federation Condemns Judge Hanen’s Ruling on DACA, Calls on Congress to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers and Other Undocumented Immigrants

Hispanic Federation condemns the ruling released today by the U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen blocking the approval of any new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has helped more than 640,000 undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children live, work, and study in the country lawfully.
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Jul 15, 2021

Hispanic Federation Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Temporarily Extend Medicaid Funding to Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories

Hispanic Federation applauds the new bipartisan agreement to extend increased federal funding and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) levels for another five years for Puerto Rico and eight years for other U.S. territories.
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Jul 15, 2021

Groups: “Biden Needs to End Child Detention at Fort Bliss Now”

Today, Hispanic Federation along with Earthjustice, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, GreenLatinos, and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, joined the growing calls for the closure of the migrant child detention center located at the Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, due to flagrant environmental contamination in the area.
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Jul 1, 2021

Supreme Court Decision Weakens Voting Rights and Opens Door for Greater Disenfranchisement of Latino, Native, and Black Voters

The Supreme Court’s decision today is a disappointing development that continues to validate attempts to strip away the legal protections that safeguard against voter discrimination.
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Jun 29, 2021

Hispanic Federation Celebrates Pride, Reminds Us That We Must Keep Fighting for Equality

“Pride Month is a reminder to acknowledge the positive impact of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities on movements for progress and human rights and to remember our struggles over time. Prior to 1962, every state in the U.S. criminalized private same sex sexual activity - 50 years later we won the right to marry.
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Jun 28, 2021

Hispanic Federation Announces Promotions of Key Latina Leaders

Hispanic Federation, one of the nation’s leading Latino organizations, announced today notable leadership promotions and departmental developments across the organization: Ingrid Àlvarez to Vice President for Policy and Strategic Engagement, Yanidsi Velez to New England Regional Director, and Laudi Campo to Florida State Director.
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Jun 23, 2021

Hispanic Federation Announces Partnership with UNICEF USA to Support Children and Families at U.S.-Mexico Border

Today Hispanic Federation (HF) announced the launch of the Migrant Services Partnership, alongside UNICEF USA, to provide counseling, mental health and legal services at the border, following a significant increase in arrivals of children fleeing poverty, violence, instability, and deteriorating economic conditions in Central America and Mexico.
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Jun 15, 2021

DACA Anniversary Provides a Chance for Congress to Ensure Pathway a to Citizenship for Undocumented Youth

Over the past nine years, the DACA program has shielded thousands of young people from being removed from the country they call home and separated from their families, friends, and communities. Since then, DACA recipients have had the chance to pursue their education and further contribute to society by building businesses, creating jobs, and supporting their communities – and served as essential workers at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jun 10, 2021

Remembering the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy by Honoring LGBTQ+ and Latinx Communities Through Activism and Action

As our nation remembers the 49 lives taken in the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando five years ago on June 12, Hispanic Federation is standing with their families, the survivors, and Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities against hate by calling for policy changes to prevent such massacres from happening again.
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Jun 8, 2021

Hispanic Federation condena la decisión del gobierno de Biden de defender la discriminación contra los puertorriqueños

Estamos profundamente decepcionados de que el lunes, la administración del presidente Biden presentó un escrito ante la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos argumentando que negar los beneficios de SSI a los ciudadanos que residen en Puerto Rico es constitucional.
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Jun 8, 2021

Hispanic Federation Decries Biden Administration Decisions to Defend Discrimination Against Puerto Ricans

Hispanic Federation released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s decision to defend discrimination in U.S. v. Vaello-Madero, a case scheduled to be heard in the next U.S. Supreme Court session which denies equitable access to federal benefits for residents of Puerto Rico.
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Jun 8, 2021

Hispanic Federation Earns Coveted 4-star Charity Navigator Rating for the Eighth Year in a Row

Hispanic Federation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency in serving the Latino community have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
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May 24, 2021

Hispanic Federation Applauds the Biden Administration’s Decision to Reinstate TPS for Haiti, Calls for Permanent Solutions that Provide a Pathway to Citizenship

Hispanic Federation applauds the Biden administration’s decision this past weekend to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. In doing so, President Biden delivered on his 2020 campaign promise to reinstate TPS for Haitians if elected.
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May 24, 2021

Leading Latino Organizations Launch a Latino Week of Action on Ranked Choice Voting

Latino-serving organizations came together today to announce the launch of the Ranked Choice Voting Latino Week of Action to promote a week-long series of public events urging New York City Latinos to register to vote by the deadline and highlighting education efforts on Ranked-Choice Voting, early and absentee voting and the importance of the Latino vote as New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 17, 2021

Hispanic Federation Encourages Everyone to File a Federal Tax Return to Receive Pandemic-Related Assistance as Soon as Possible — It's Not Too Late

In an effort to dispel misinformation and increase accessibility to benefits available under the American Rescue Plan, including benefits available to non-citizens and mixed-status families, Hispanic Federation released today a new bilingual flyer outlining assistance opportunities and eligibility requirements.
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May 11, 2021

Biden Administration Reverses Trump-era Ban on Pandemic Relief Support for Undocumented Students

Hispanic Federation commends the Biden administration for its reversal of a destructive policy implemented during the Trump era that barred undocumented college students from receiving federal relief grants meant to help pay for essential expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.
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