10th Annual Latino Law and Public Policy Conference

Conference & Alumni Reunion

“Advancing the National Leadership Agenda”

April 19th-21st at Harvard Law School

Career Day at English High School

Can you spare an hour and a half on Thursday April 26th or Monday April 30th? If so, consider joining us as we visit English High School to speak to students about career choices and going to college. Contact Sarah (srodriguez@law) for Thursday or Jessica (jprice@law) for Monday. English High is particularly interested in bringing law students of color. Hope to hear from you!

Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion. Check ’em out!

“In 1968, a group of predominately Puerto Rican community activists successfully stared down the bulldozers of urban renewal and organized to gain control over the development of their neighborhood– a seminal moment in the history of affordable housing, civil rights and community organizing in the city of Boston. Today, Villa Victoria, the 435 unit housing community of 3,000 multicultural residents that they developed, remains an affordable housing oasis in Boston’s gentrified and affluent South End neighborhood, because of the efforts of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).” -From IBA’s website.

Check out this amazing local community group.  http://www.iba-etc.org/
We look forward to expanding our relationship with IBA and the Villa Victoria community.

Support the Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007

On Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20, we will be at a table in the Hark asking people to sign postcards to urge congresspeople to do anything they can to support The Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007. It is sponsored by a number of congresspeople including Senator Obama (D-Il.). This act, if timely adopted, will delay any increase in immigration fee-hikes until an analysis can show that such hikes are directly tied to improved services. It will also require that background checks be completed within 90 days or else be subject to congressional scutiny, and will provide increased funding for community organziations that educate and assist individuals in legal immigration. Further, it will require standardized administration of citizenship tests and require that individual circumstances including age and education level be taken into account. We encourage Alianza members to stop by and sign postcards, and/or volunteer to take shifts staffing the table.

See the following links for more info about the Citizenship Promotion Act:

 http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/…

 http://www.naleo.org/pr030707.html

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