HNBA Commends President Obama for Acknowledging Immigrant Experience at Inauguration


Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.


Phone: (202) 223-4777


January 24, 2013

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) congratulates President Obama in the event of his Second Inauguration. During his inaugural address, the President said, “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.”

“The HNBA welcomes this acknowledgement that the immigrant experience is grounded in the American experience, and that America must continue to open its arms to immigrants, and to be reinvigorated by their energy and optimism in return,” said HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. “The HNBA stands ready to assist the President in efforts to draft and pass legislation that reforms our current immigration laws in a way that allows immigrants greater opportunity to contribute to America’s growth and prosperity.”


About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.