Dream Act

Response to the Introduction of the SUCCEED Act in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the SUCCEED Act in the U.S. Senate, a bill that if enacted into law, would establish an earned path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children if they serve in the military, […]

Statement on President Trump Rescinding DACA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “The sad reality is that President Obama did overstep his Constitutional authority to implement the DACA program.   HLF was front and center at the time of President […]

Leading Latino Conservative Leaders Call on President Trump to Maintain DACA in Place and Support DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today some of the most prominent national Latino and conservative leaders released the following statement regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: We have been encouraged by President Trump’s comments about the future the undocumented immigrants who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Right after […]

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 […]