Politics

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 […]

Statement on Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie’s Healthcare Plan for Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement in response to the recent healthcare proposal released by Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie: “In the Commonwealth, health care premiums and costs have skyrocketed while coverage options have dwindled.  Any plan that seeks to break down barriers to care and eliminate burdensome regulations is […]

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 the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its president, Mario H. Lopez: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund commends the bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest Justice on the Supreme Court even after […]

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 […]