Border Security

Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s joint address to Congress: “We are encouraged by the president’s overall message about vital challenges faced by our nation and the need to address them.  HLF supports promoting more economic growth by lowering taxes for working-class families, cutting […]

Analysis of U.S. House of Representatives Elections Shows Neutral Effect of Immigration Positions for GOP Candidates

Study on 2014 Competitive Races Demonstrates Republicans Are not Hurt by a Less Restrictive Position, Are not Helped by a More Restrictive Position

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF), a nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes individual liberty, opportunity, and prosperity, today announced the release of a report that demonstrates that Republicans running for Congress are neither helped by more restrictive immigration positions nor hurt by less restrictive immigration positions. The report, titled “Fear Not,” offers data to support […]

HLF on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”

Lopez: 'Obama Continues to Use Latinos as Political Pawns'

Hispanic Leadership Fund President was on NPR earlier today, discussing the announcement by President Obama that he will instruct the Department of Homeland Security to alter its enforcement priorities with regard to students who would be affected by various versions of legislation commonly referred to as the “DREAM Act.”  Lopez talked about the politics behind […]

Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Speech

WASHINGTON, DC–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez regarding President Obama’s immigration speech in El Paso today: “From the time President Obama was in the US Senate–when he supported poison pill amendments designed to kill immigration reform efforts–we have seen that President Obama is only a friend to […]

Harry Reid Says One Thing in English, Another in Spanish

It recently came to our attention that Harry Reid was airing commercials with vastly different messages in Spanish and English, bragging that he’ll send U.S. Troops to the border in English ads, while saying he “has always been with us” in Spanish ads. HLF and another group wrote to the Senator this week demanding that […]

Panel on Arizona’s SB1070 Law

Earlier today the Hispanic Leadership Fund was part of a panel discussion at the Georgetown Law Center discussing Arizona’s SB 1070 law. Along with HLF President Mario H. Lopez was Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ), Arizona State Legislators Kyrsten Sinema and John Kavanaugh, Arizona Sherriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, and leaders of other organizations.

Roll Call Coverage of HLF CPAC Panel

Yesterday, the prominent political paper Roll Call published a piece discussing the “Building the Conservative Hispanic Coalition” panel which featured our President Mario H. Lopez.  The link is here, although it is subscription-only.  Lopez was asked what conservatives can do to make sure their message resonates more with Latinos, and he took aim at some […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund at CPAC 2009

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference just wrapped up, and HLF was proud to participate as an official co-sponsor.  Over 8500 activists, leaders, elected officials, and students participated this year, which organizers said was a record. The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s exhibit hall booth received a lot of traffic and request for information, and we were […]