Immigration

Statement on Congressional Hispanic Caucus Denying Membership to Rep. Carlos Curbelo

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund and a former Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Conference, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that rejected Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-FL) membership in the group: “Today’s vote once again shows that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus places blind […]

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 […]

Statement Responding to Joe Arpaio Pardon:

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to the pardoning of Joe Arpaio: “Joe Arpaio repeatedly violated the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of American citizens.  Federal courts found him to be indiscriminately and illegally profiling Latinos and then refusing to stop when ordered by the court, […]

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 Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues