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Hispanic Group Asks Latinas Not to Join the Military After Vanessa Guillen's Death

League of United Latin American Citizen (LULAC) president Domingo Garcia has issued a statement urging women, especially Latinas, not to join the military after the disappearance and death of female soldier Vanessa Guillen.
A Tyson Foods employee puts on a second protective mask outside of the company's meat processing plant, which has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak, in Waterloo, Iowa, US.

Latino Workforces Experience Discrimination over Spread of COVID-19 in Meat Plants and Warehouses

Over 10,000 meatpacking laborers, many of them, Latin Americans, the United Food and Commercial Workers union said, have contracted the virus in the US, and dozens of them have died.
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Orlando Shooting Massacre: Latino Groups Unite, Grieve for LGBTQ Latinos Killed at Pulse Nightclub

Following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Latino civic and politically-engaged groups have come out to grieve with victims of the LGBTQ community.
California demonstrators stage immigration protest against Donald Trump.

Latino Civil, Political Groups Lash Out Against Donald Trump's Attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel

Prominent Latinos and Latino groups are fed up with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about the Mexican American judge taking on the Trump University alleged fraud case.
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Latino Leaders Argue Senate Blocking Merrick Garland's SCOTUS Process Impacts Latino Community

Latino lawmakers, advocates and legal groups have welcomed President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and called on Congress for a fair nomination process.
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Facebook Upgrades Tech Center for Latino Students, Partners With LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held an open house to celebrate and show off an upgrade to its San Francisco technology center at Mission Graduates, a result of the organization's ongoing partnership with Facebook.
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Latino Outreach Attracts Over 10,000 Latino Iowa Caucusgoers

Caption:DES MOINES, IA - FEBRUARY 01: Supporters watch as results are announced during the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Olmsted Center at Drake University on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Martin O'Malley are competing in the Iowa Democratic caucus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses Obamacare's Impact on Latinos

Latinos have encountered unique barriers to gaining health insurance, and more trouble could await as the House passed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
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Rep. Joaquin Castro's Bill Strikes 'Alien' Immigrant From Federal Law

Immigrant-rights advocates have long criticized the terms "illegal" and “alien” immigrant, and one congressman is taking the lead, on a federal level, against the "offensive and inflammatory" language toward immigrants.
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California Expands Voter Registration, May Boost Latinos' Voter Engagement

Latinos are commending California’s elected officials for modernizing the state's motor voter registration system, which will likely increase the registered voter rate.
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White House, National Groups Stress Voter Participation on National Voter Registration Day

The White House and numerous civil rights organizations are honoring National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday. With a proclamation, President Barack Obama recognized the right to vote as "cornerstone of what it means to be a free people."
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GOP Lawmakers Abandon 'Sanctuary City' Bill

Senate legislation addressing "sanctuary cities" hit a roadblock in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As ICE Opts for Detention Alternatives, Immigrants Face 24-Hour Surveillance

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Reforms to Release Hundreds of Detained Mothers, Children

The U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, one of three federal-immigration agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released approximately 200 immigrant detainees from its family detention centers, and lawmakers and civil rights advocates have commended the decision.
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Latinos Applaud Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision; 4.2 Million Latino Enrollees Impacted

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling against the plaintiffs in the King vs. Burwell case provided security for many of the 4.2 million Latinos who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly referred to as Obamacare.
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Dozens of Latino Organizations Call for Renewal of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Dozens of Latino organizations have called for the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which preserves natural and water resources.
DREAMers Allowed to Pay In-State Tuition, Arizona Judge Rules

Immigrant Rights Advocates Disappointed But Not Deterred by Appeals Court's DACA, DAPA Ruling

Despite the legal setback in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, immigrant rights advocates have remained confident that millions of undocumented immigrants will soon apply for deferred action.
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