Advocacy

The HBA-DC often weighs in on issues that impact the Hispanic community in Washington DC and across the nation. Letters the organization has recently sent to policy makers on specific issues are listed below:


February 5, 2017: Letter to Senators Durbin and Graham in support of the "BRIDGE Act"

 

October 31, 2016: Letter to Senators McConnell and Reid regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

October 7, 2016: Letter to Representatives Ryan and Pelosi regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

October 6, 2016: Letter to DC Council re Bill 21-0422, the "UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2015."

October 6, 2016: Letter to DC Council re Bill 21-415, the "Universal Paid Leave Ace of 2015."

 

March 21, 2016:  Letter to Washington Post regarding proposed construction of law enforcement memorial.

December 14, 2015:  Letter to Representatives Ryan and Pelosi regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
 

October 20, 2015:  Letter to Senate urging opposition to Bill S-1814, "Stop Sanctuary Cities Act."  

 

September 22, 2015:  Letter of Support for Bill 21-0128, "The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015."

 

October 2, 2014: Press statement regarding the child refugee humanitarian crisis.

June 19, 2014: Letter to Congress regarding comprehensive immigration reform.

January 15, 2014: Letter to Texas Governor and Attorney General on Edgar Tamayo.

October 21, 2013: Letter to Senator Cardin regarding Immigrant Stories in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

October 21, 2013:  Letter to Senator Mikulski regarding Immigrant Stories in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

October 21, 2013:  Letter to Representative Van Hollen regarding Immigrant Stories in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

July 8, 2013:  Letter to Senator Kaine regarding his 2013 Speech in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

July 8, 2013:  Letter to Representatives Boehner and Pelosi regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

May 22, 2013:  Letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley regarding amendment to Senate immigration bill.

December 16, 2012:  Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell regarding "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

November 21, 2012:  Letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding "The Implementation and Effect of Secure Communities."

November 16, 2012:  Letter to The Washington Times regarding "Letter to the Editor, October 31, 2012."

November 13, 2012: Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Resolution in Support of Voter Protections.

November 13, 2012:  Testimony from hearing on PR 19-1002  "Sense of the Council Encouraging Congress to Enact the DREAM Act Resolution of 2012” before the Council of the District of Columbia.

November 2, 2012:  Letter to Councilmember Michael A. Brown regarding  "PR 19-1002, Sense of the Council Resolution Encouraging Congress to Enact the DREAM Act Resolution of 2012."

July 11, 2012: Letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding deferred action.

June 27, 2012:  Letter to The Washington Post in response to the June 5, 2012 article titled, "D.C. Council votes to limit reach of federal effort aimed at illegal immigration."

June 13, 2012: Letter to Senators regarding the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be United States Ambassador to El Salvador. 

May 9, 2012: Letter to Councilmember Mendelson, Chairperson, Committee on the Judiciary, DC City Council regarding "Immigration Detainer Compliance Amendment Act of 2011."

December 19, 2011:  Letter to Congress regarding comprehensive immigration reform.

December 16, 2011:  Letter to Senators regarding appointment of Mari Carmen Aponte.

December 16, 2011:  Letter to Janet Napolitano regarding Secure Communities.

December 16, 2011:  Letter to Mayor Gray regarding Mayoral Order 2011-174.

August 5, 2011: Letter to Congress regarding E-Verify.

June 29, 2011: Letter to Senate regarding DREAM Act.

May 15, 2011: Letter to Virginia state legislator Marshall analyzing the Attorney General's opinion on immigation enforcement.

December 13, 2010: Letter to Senate regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

December 3, 2010:  Letter to Phil Mendelson, Chairperson, Committee on the Judiciary, DC City Council, regarding "Acces to Justice funding cuts."

October 6, 2010: Letter to Councilmember Mendelson regarding B18-595, "Neighborhood and Victim Rights Amendment Act of 2009."

October 6, 2010: Letter to Councilmember Mendelson regarding B18-795, "Secure Communities Act of 2010."

June 2, 2010:  Letter to DC City Council regarding PR 18-861, "Sense of the Council Arizona Divestment Resolution of 2010."

May 5, 2010:  Letter to Phil Mendelson, Chairperson, Committee on the Judiciary, DC City Council regarding "Access to Justice funding cuts."

 

If you are interested in presenting a issue for the HBA-DC to consider, please contact our Legislative & Policy Issues Committee at committees@hbadc.org.  


 

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