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The Latino Action Network is a grassroots organization composed of individuals and organizations that are committed to engaging in collective action at the local, state and national levels in order to advance the equitable inclusion of the diverse Latino communities in all aspects of United States society.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

2021 LAN (Virtual) Legislative Conference - Register NOW!!!

 

 
The Latino Action Network’s annual Legislative Conference is the largest gathering of Hispanic community organizers and public policy advocates in the state of New Jersey. The 2020 conference was attended by over 350 activists and elected officials from every corner of our great state. As we head into this new year, we are looking forward to continuing to address the political and social issues that affect all Latinos living in our communities.

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 6th, 2021, VIRTUALLY
 

The Latino Action Network’s annual Legislative Conference is the largest gathering of Hispanic community organizers and public policy advocates all around the state of New Jersey. The 2020 conference was attended by over 350 activists and elected officials from every corner of our great state. As we head into this new year, we are looking forward to continuing to address the political and social issues that affect all Latinos living in our communities.

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 6th, 2021, VIRTUALLY

The schedule will include a full day’s program, with keynote presentations from federal and state legislators plus dynamic workshops with panels discussing a full array of issues in accordance with our legislative agenda for 2021 and beyond.

These VIRTUAL PANELS will focus on immigration, political empowerment, workers' rights, criminal justice, and many other topics. We are asking those who register to consider attending two of these panels based on their interests and legislative priorities. 

The Latino Action Network is looking forward to your presence during our annual conference, as we work together to advocate for the Latino community all around the state of New Jersey.

This event is hosted by the Latino Action Network (LAN) in collaboration with The Latino Institute, Inc., a private, non-profit, charitable organization, and the Latino Coalition, a member organization of the Latino Action Network.

*NOTE* LINK to Latino Action Network 2021 Annual Legislative Virtual Conference will be sent to registered participants only.

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REGISTER HERE FOR TICKET TO CONFERENCE 

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Menendez to Lead Biden-Harris Immigration Legislation in the Senate


 


 

Menendez to Lead Biden-Harris Immigration Legislation in the Senate


 

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who has spent decades fighting for immigrant rights and reforms to our nation’s broken immigration system, announced today that he will lead the legislative effort in the U.S. Senate and introduce the Biden-Harris Administration’s immigration bill to build a fair, humane and functional immigration system.

 

“The past four years have been traumatic for immigrant communities who have endured relentless attacks from the Trump Administration. Today, we turn the page on this dark chapter of our history and begin the hard work of repairing the damage and rebuilding a better union that reflects the values of our nation. As the son of Cuban immigrants and someone who has spent my adult life fighting for immigration reform, I am filled with hope to have President Biden and Vice President Harris as strong partners to advance a bold vision for immigration reform,” said Menendez.

 

“This plan is not only about fixing our broken immigration system, but building a better one that reunites families, brings the undocumented community out of the shadows and on a path to citizenship, stands up for human rights, addresses root causes of migration, and includes a smart border security strategy," Menendez explained. "As I prepare this bill for introduction, I know all too well from my work with the ‘Gang of Eight’ that passing immigration reform through the United States Congress will be a challenging task. However, there is a moral and economic imperative to get this done.”

 

Menendez added, “History shows our nation is stronger and more prosperous when we embrace immigration and treat immigrants with the dignity and respect every human deserves. Immigrants will always be our country’s greatest believers in the American Dream. I have lived that dream,  just as Vice President Harris has, and I look forward to working with her, President Biden, and their administration to build a 21st century immigration system that keeps the promise of this dream alive for generations to come.”

 

Sen. Menendez has been a life-long advocate for Latinos and immigrant families in New Jersey and across the nation, consistently calling immigration reform one of the few unresolved civil rights issues of our time. 

 

Sen. Menendez was a member of the “Gang of Six” that crafted a bipartisan DACA bill to provide Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship that garnered 54 votes in the Senate, after Trump refused to support it.

 

In 2013, Sen. Menendez was also a member of the “Gang of Eight” that passed bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Senate, only to be blocked by Republican leaders from coming to a vote in the House of Representatives.  

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Menéndez Presentará Reforma Migratoria de la Administración Biden-Harris en el Senado

 

WASHINGTON, DC - El senador estadounidense Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), quien por décadas ha luchado por los derechos de los inmigrantes y para reformar el sistema migratorio de nuestra nación, anunció hoy que liderará el esfuerzo legislativo en el Senado para presentar el proyecto de ley de la administración Biden-Harris para construir un sistema de inmigración justo, humano y funcional.

 

“Los últimos cuatro años han sido verdaderamente traumáticos para las comunidades migrantes, teniendo que aguantar un sinnúmero de ataques de parte de la Administración Trump. Hoy, pasamos la página de este capítulo oscuro de nuestra historia y comenzamos el arduo trabajo de reparar el daño y reconstruir una mejor unión que refleje los valores de nuestra nación. Como hijo de inmigrantes cubanos y alguien que ha dedicado su carrera a luchar por la reforma migratoria y los derechos del inmigrante, estoy lleno de esperanza de contar con el presidente Biden y a la vicepresidenta Harris como aliados firmes para por fin lograr una visión audaz de una reforma migratoria”, dijo el Senador Menéndez.

 

“Este plan no solo se trata de arreglar nuestro sistema migratorio deficiente, sino de construir uno mejor que reúna a las familias, saque a la comunidad indocumentada de las sombras y los ponga en un camino hacia la ciudadanía, defienda los derechos humanos, aborde las causas fundamentales de la migración e incluya una estrategia de seguridad fronteriza que haga sentido. A medida que empezamos a preparar este proyecto de ley para su presentación oficial en el Senado, tengo muy claro por mi experiencia con la "Banda de los Ocho" lo verdaderamente difícil que será aprobar una reforma migratoria en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, hoy más que nunca, contamos con un imperativo moral y económico para lograrlo lo antes posible".

 

Menéndez agregó: “La historia demuestra que nuestra nación es más fuerte y más próspera cuando reconocemos los beneficios de la inmigración y tratamos a los inmigrantes con la dignidad y el respeto que todo ser humano merece. Los inmigrantes siempre serán los mayores creyentes del Sueño Americano en nuestro país. He vivido ese sueño en carne propia, al igual que la vicepresidenta Harris, y espero trabajar con ella, el presidente Biden y su administración para construir un sistema migratorio del siglo 21 que mantenga viva la promesa de este sueño para futuras generaciones”.

 

El Senador Menéndez ha sido un constante defensor de los latinos y las familias inmigrantes en Nueva Jersey y en todo el país, y constantemente ha llamado la reforma migratoria uno de los pocos problemas de derechos civiles sin resolver de nuestros tiempos. En 2018, lideró el esfuerzo para proteger a los venezolanos desplazados que huyen de las terribles condiciones en su país y para brindar apoyo a los sistemas migratorios en los países que rodean a Venezuela. El Senador Menéndez también fue miembro de la llamada “Banda de los Seis” que presentó ​​un proyecto de ley bipartidista de DACA para brindarles a los soñadores un camino hacia la ciudadanía. Este proyecto obtuvo 54 votos en el Senado, luego de que el Presidente Trump se negara a apoyarlo.

 

En 2013, el Senador Menéndez también fue miembro de la llamada “Banda de los Ocho” que logró aprobar una reforma migratoria bipartidista en 2013 por una abrumadora mayoría en el Senado de los Estados Unidos, solo para ser bloqueada por líderes republicanos en la Cámara de Representantes.