CHANGE OF VENUE: National Latino Immigrant Leaders Seek Federal Aid For...

CHANGE OF VENUE: National Latino Immigrant Leaders Seek Federal Aid For Katrina’s Undocumented Victims



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – US Newswire)–

ADVISORY for Tuesday, September 20

The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities ( NALACC), comprised of more than a hundred Latino immigrant organizations, representing tens of thousands of immigrants from Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Colombia and the Caribbean, calls on Congress and the Administration to adopt a humane approach to immigrant families, especially those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

NALACC urges policymakers to follow through on promises to protect those made vulnerable by Katrina and by unbalanced immigration policies, and to settle down to the serious business of comprehensive immigration reform so that families can be reunited. NALACC members will also announce their nationwide commitment to support immigrant victims displaced by Katrina.

NALACC members will hold a press conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 am as part of a national community mobilization around the “Keep our Families Together” campaign.

The press conference will kick off a one-day nationwide effort to distribute to lawmakers more than 10,000 postcards in favor of immigration policies that recognize the positive contributions of immigrants to building healthy and vibrant communities.

WHO:

Latino immigrant leaders from California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Florida,

WHERE:

Conference Room 1629

Longworth Building, Capitol Hill

Simultaneously, NALACC members will visit policymakers in their offices in Washington, DC as well as in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and Texas.

WHEN:

10:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2005

CONTACT:

Armando Trull, Press Representative

301-455-7617

atrull@comcast.net

One-on-one interviews for radio, television and print journalists can also be scheduled in advance.

CHANGE OF VENUE: National Latino Immigrant Leaders Seek Federal Aid For Katrina’s Undocumented Victims