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In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

Latinx LGBTQ Youth in United States Schools This report is a report on LGBTQ students of color that examines the school experiences of Latinx LGBTQ youth. Experiences of racism, homophobia, […]

June 26, 2020

bullyingDiscriminationHarassmentLatinx LGBTQ Studentsand 2 more tags

This report provides key findings from the interviews with these households, including first, the rental experience of Latino families, specifically the general experience of Latinos as renters. Second, this report […]

September 27, 2019

Economy and WorkforceHomeownershipHousing Affordability

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has ushered in an era of renewed focus on English learners (ELs) in states’ accountability systems. Under ESSA, states are now required to develop […]

May 30, 2018

EducationEducation PolicyEnglish Language LearnersEnglish Learnersand 3 more tags

In this compilation, we hear about what life was like before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what it has meant for these recipients to receive a work permit […]

June 15, 2015

DACADeferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsEconomy and WorkforceImmigration

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Health

UnidosUS submitted this comment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to the Agency’s Request for Information to Identify Barriers in Programs and Services to Advance Racial Justice and […]

September 8, 2021

HealthNutritionU.S. Department of AgricultureUSDA

In California, UnidosUS provides Governor Gavin Newsom with several recommendations to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 housing assistance to the hardest-hit communities, including Latinos, immigrants, and other communities of […]

August 27, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Housing

This Esperanza Hope for All Campaign bilingual toolkit has a list of simple but general messages on COVID-19 meant to be shared with those in your local community. Sharing reliable […]

August 10, 2021

BilingualCommunity OutreachCoronavirusCOVID-19and 1 more tag

In response to a Request for Information from the Senate HELP and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairs, UnidosUS submitted a comment letter outlining key considerations for Congress as it […]

July 31, 2021

Health CarePolicy

UnidosUS submitted this comment to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare regarding the Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond […]

July 29, 2021

ACAAffordable Care ActHealth CarePolicy

On May 14, 2021, this letter was submitted to Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young on the state’s Pandemic-EBT program requesting the agency address three important […]

May 14, 2021

ChildrenFood InsecurityHealthTexas

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

UnidosUS partnered with Univision to poll 2,200 registered Latino voters to get their perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccines and other major issues. The surveys were conducted by the polling firm […]

March 31, 2021

CoronavirusCOVID-19DiscriminationEducationand 4 more tags

This testimony provides background on the persistent effects of historical, systemic, and structural bias in our housing and financial services systems, and how this has contributed to a disproportionate impact […]

February 4, 2021

CoronavirusCOVID-19HealthHealth Care

State policymakers play an important role to address food insecurity in Hispanic children and families that is being exacerbated by COVID-19. This brief examines the nutrition landscape that Hispanic children […]

January 14, 2021

ChildrenCoronavirusCOVID-19Floridaand 5 more tags

State policymakers play an important role to address food insecurity in Hispanic children and families that is being exacerbated by COVID-19. This brief examines the nutrition landscape that Hispanic children […]

January 14, 2021

ChildrenCoronavirusCOVID-19Food Insecurityand 5 more tags

The Affordable Care Act remains a critical pathway to coverage for Latinos and remains in effect until a ruling is delivered. This fact sheet identifies the harms the Latino community […]

October 30, 2020

ACAAffordable Care ActCaliforniaHealth Careand 2 more tags

Education

Bios for 2021-2022 Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando Fellows. The Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando Fellowship program is geared to first-generation students pursuing their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees and recent college graduates who […]

September 20, 2021

Afro-LatinxAfroLatinidadEducationFellowshipand 1 more tag

Parents, family members, and other adults can play critical roles in helping their multilingual preschool-age children confront the stresses and trauma of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This brief highlights various […]

September 13, 2021

Early Childhood EducationEducationEsperanza Hope for All campaignfamily engagementand 4 more tags

Las familias y otras personas adultas pueden desempeñar papeles importantes para ayudar a sus estudiantes multilingües en edad preescolar a confrontar el estrés y trauma durante la pandemia de COVID-19. […]

September 13, 2021

aprendizaje social y emocionalBienestarEducacionEducación tempranaand 4 more tags

UnidosUS’s top higher education legislative priorities for the upcoming Congressional budget reconciliation legislation. The three priorities ensure Latino students’ current needs are met and ensure that they not only stay […]

August 31, 2021

Congressional BudgetHigher EducationYouth

This resource outlines institutional evidence-based programs targeted at Latinx students at two-and four-year colleges and universities.

August 20, 2021

Avanzando Through CollegeEducationELsEnglish Learnersand 2 more tags

Through our Affiliate network, UnidosUS became aware of concerns regarding the eligibility of child care subsidies for mixed-status families. Two of our Affiliates, Centro de La Familia and Comunidades Unidas, have been working with several families […]

July 14, 2021

Child CareEarly Childhood EducationEarly LearningECEand 2 more tags

We submitted written public comments to the U.S. Department of Education regarding their intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under Title IV of […]

July 1, 2021

HEAHigher EducationHigher Education Act

UnidosUS is proud to support AB 101, which will require high schools to provide ethnic studies starting in the academic year 2025–2026 and require students to take one semester of […]

June 11, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Racial Equityand 1 more tag

Our education policy team submitted public comments on the Department of Education’s notice of proposed priorities for the following programs of the Effective Educator Development Division (EED): Teacher and School […]

May 20, 2021

ESSAEvery Student Succeeds ActHEAHigher Education Act

Federal investments in the education of Latinos will affect the nation’s status as a global leader. To forge a more equitable path for Latinos to succeed in educational attainment, Congress […]

May 19, 2021

Education

UnidosUS and the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) co-led a sign-on letter to Congress requesting $2 billion for Title III in FY22 Federal Appropriations to support the unique educational […]

May 11, 2021

EducationELsEnglish Learners

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

Florida has the third-largest Latino student population and third largest English Learner population in the United States. More than 60% of Florida’s students are considered “economically disadvantaged.” Additionally, Florida is […]

May 4, 2021

EducationELsEnglish LearnersFlorida

Latino students are enrolling in California’s colleges and universities at record numbers; there has been a 91% increase since the 2000-2001 school year. However, Latinos still complete college at lower […]

April 16, 2021

CaliforniaDREAM ActEducationHigher Education

CASA Code is a computer science initiative designed to broaden educational opportunities and strengthen the technology skill base of Latino middle school students. The program encourages students to apply the […]

March 29, 2021

Casa CodeCultura Aprendizaje Servicio AcciónSTEM

Immigration

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

UnidosUS submitted a comment letter opposing the Department of Justice’s proposed changes to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) fee schedule associated with filings for appeals to the Board […]

March 30, 2020

BIABoard of Immigration AppealsEOIRExecutive Office for Immigration Reviewand 3 more tags

Over the past decade, Latinos have sealed their place as the country’s largest minority group. With the expanded national presence of this vibrant and youthful population, Hispanics increasingly contribute to […]

February 12, 2020

AdvocacyChangeChildrenCitizenshipand 14 more tags

UnidosUS submitted public comments in opposition to a Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a change to the fee waiver eligibility criteria for certain […]

May 3, 2019

Department of Homeland SecurityImmigrationUnited States Citizenship and Immigration ServicesUSCIS

It’s more important than ever to stand up for what’s right, but many of us are speaking out for the first time. Together, we can learn how to turn our […]

March 25, 2019

AdvocacyCommunityEducationEnglish Learnersand 4 more tags

This white paper examines the direct and indirect harms to American children at risk of being torn from their parents, the report’s first section examines the scope and composition of […]

March 15, 2019

DACAHealthHousingICEand 6 more tags

This document provides a synthesis of the findings from a roundtable discussion hosted by UnidosUS, working in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and the UNC Center for Community Capital (CCC), on […]

December 10, 2018

EconomyImmigration

Youth

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

California has the largest Latino population in the United States. However, its teachers aren’t representative of the demographic and English learner students (ELs) still have dropout rates that hover over […]

November 6, 2020

CaliforniaEducationELsEnglish Learners

UnidosUS’ letter to Florida Governor DeSantis, Education Commissioner Corcoran and state leaders on recommendations for the safe and responsible reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools. The letter is a meeting request […]

August 4, 2020

COVID-19EducationFloridaK-12and 1 more tag

State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities. This fact sheet examines the […]

July 23, 2020

ChildrenFloridaGeorgiaHealth Careand 3 more tags

State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities. This fact sheet examines the […]

June 29, 2020

ArizonaHealthHealth InsurancePolicyand 1 more tag

There are 505,584 Latino students and more than 75,000 English Learners in Arizona’s public schools. Fairness and equity in education have long been core American values underlying the promise of […]

March 9, 2020

Advancement of EducationArizonaBilingual EducationChildrenand 15 more tags

There are more than 13 million Latino students and 5 million English Learners in our nation’s public schools. Fairness and equity in education have long been core American values underlying […]

March 5, 2020

Advancement of EducationAlaskaArizonaArkansasand 39 more tags

By 2060, Latino children will comprise one-third (32%) of the three-to-four-year-old population. Latino children are a large and rapidly growing group in need of appropriate, high quality ECE. It is […]

February 7, 2020

Early ChildhoodEducation

Arizona has an opportunity to ensure the state’s future economic success by advancing policies and practices that support the educational achievement of Latino students who represent a large share of […]

December 2, 2019

ArizonaEducationELsEnglish Learnersand 2 more tags

This report provides an overview of key provisions in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), discusses how Florida’s ESSA plan addresses accountability for Latino students and English Learners (ELs), and provides […]

November 9, 2018

EducationELsEnglish LearnersESSAand 3 more tags

The economy

The August 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 235,000 jobs, vastly missing expectations. In addition, the hospitality and leisure industry that contributed much of the job growth in […]

September 7, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The July 2021 jobs report showed the economy added 943,000 jobs, marking the second month of strong job growth. The hospitality and leisure sector drove much of the job creation, […]

August 6, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The Latinx in Sales program aims to provide job readiness and sector-based training so that Latinx workers can upskill, reskill, and leverage their skills to access higher-wage jobs that offer […]

July 30, 2021

LatinxWorkforce Development

The Latinx in Business Initiative aims to provide digital upskill training for business owners and future entrepreneurs.

July 29, 2021

LatinxWorkforce Development

This statement for the record was submitted as a part of the July 21, 2021 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, titled “Immigrant Farmworkers are Essential to […]

July 23, 2021

Economy and WorkforceFarmworkers

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is one of our nation’s most powerful poverty-reducing tools. Deployed effectively, it has the potential to reduce Hispanic poverty by more than one-third and reduce […]

June 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan ActARPAChild Tax CreditCTCand 3 more tags

The May 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 559,000 jobs, an improvement to the April 2021 jobs report that vastly missed expectations. The hospitality and leisure sector drove […]

June 4, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

This statement for the record was submitted as a part of the May 12, 2021 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border […]

May 11, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and WorkforceImmigration

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

The April 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 266,000 jobs, far below expectations and a sign that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be slow. The hospitality […]

May 7, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The March 2021 jobs report shows that the labor market is improving, though overall employment across sectors remains well below pre-pandemic levels. Key sectors like leisure and hospitality, public and […]

April 2, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

This document outlines the key victories for America’s Latinos and their families that are contained in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 10, 2021

American Rescue Plan ActARPAEconomy and Workforce

The Latinos in Finance Initiative was started in 2015 to train Latinos for employment in the financial services sector and to help employers hire linguistically and culturally competent talent.

February 9, 2021

FinanceProgramsWorkforce Development

The December jobs report highlights the U.S. economies slow economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, the greatest single month decrease since April 2020. […]

January 8, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The November Latino jobs report explores the impact that slow-growth and continued job loss are having on Latinos ability to recovery from the current economic crisis. With millions of jobs […]

December 4, 2020

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

Annual report

A year of resistance and resilience.

March 29, 2021

AdvocacyAffiliatesAnnual ReportCitizenshipand 14 more tags

This is our first annual report as UnidosUS. At our Annual Conference in Phoenix last July, we announced that the National Council of La Raza would become UnidosUS. To us, […]

June 7, 2018

AdvocacyAffiliatesCitizenshipCommunitiesand 11 more tags

We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history and it’s more important now than ever that we remain committed to being the voice of the Latino community. If […]

May 5, 2017

AdvocacyAffiliatesCitizenshipCommunitiesand 11 more tags

After a promising start, 2015 ended up being a challenging year for the Latino community. Yet despite these obstacles, our Affiliates and advocates achieved some great accomplishments, the least of […]

April 21, 2016

AdvocacyAffiliateCaliforniaCCSSand 39 more tags

In 2014, NCLR’s advocacy generated the momentum for President Obama’s immigration announcement, which would allow up to five million immigrants the opportunity to stay with their families and make even […]

April 2, 2015

Annual ReportImmigration

The 2013 NCLR Annual Report: Improving Tomorrow, Today tells the story of NCLR’s extensive work supporting comprehensive immigration reform and addressing many other issues affecting Latinos in the United States.

April 29, 2014

Annual Report

Though the influence of Latinos may have been news to some in 2012, NCLR’s tireless work for nearly half a century has been rooted in the community’s strength. In its […]

April 4, 2013

Annual Report

Latinos faced epidemic foreclosure rates, record job loss, and discriminatory laws in 2011. In its 2011 Annual Report, 50 Million Strong, NCLR shares how it strengthens America through advocacy and […]

May 1, 2012

Annual Report

NCLR and its Affiliates were at the forefront of some of the most contentious national debates in 2010. Whether in regard to health care reform or the controversial immigration laws […]

April 4, 2011

Annual Report

Though 2008 was a year of unprecedented challenge, NCLR responded with leadership, experience, and grassroots strength. The 2008 Annual Report, Stronger American Communities, commemorates just a portion of the dedicated […]

April 29, 2009

Annual Report

NCLR and its Affiliates faced a relentless series of monumental challenges in 2007. The theme of the 2007 Annual Report, A Stronger America Together, represents NCLR’s belief that the well-being […]

April 10, 2008

Annual Report

Every service NCLR provides aims to move the entire nation forward by empowering Latinos to attain new levels of educational, economic, and social well-being. That’s why this years report focuses […]

September 14, 2006

Annual Report

The institution of familia is and will continue to be a guiding force in our community. As Janet Murguia became NCLR’s new President and CEO, our highest priority was to […]

August 9, 2005

Annual Report

While Latinos have been intrinsically present throughout the history of the United States and for centuries prior to the founding of the nation, 2002 brought unprecedented recognition that the future […]

May 29, 2003

Annual Report

The year 2001 began as a watershed year in the history of Hispanic Americans. The Census 2000 figures confirmed that the nation’s 35 million Latinos are now the nation’s largest […]

May 29, 2002

Annual Report