HNBA ESTABLISHES AN IMMIGRATION REFORM TASK FORCE

HNBA ESTABLISHES AN IMMIGRATION REFORM TASK FORCE

 

Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.
E-mail: aarocho@hnba.com
Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2013

 

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) announces the formation of its Immigration Reform Task Force to advance the advocacy and implementation of the HNBA immigration reform program.  The Task Force will be led by Carlina Tapia-Ruano, an Immigration Law expert, who recently was appointed by HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr.

“This country is at a crossroads,” said Peter Reyes, National HNBA President.  “We can advance the greatness of America through immigration reform that is fair, just, and effective, or we can languish and watch as other nations of the world pass us by.  History will be our judge. The HNBA proclaims that we must move America forward.”

The HNBA has implemented a nine point program for immigration reform, a highlight of which involves assuming an obligation to provide education on the U.S. legal system and its governmental institutions.

“We are working closely with the White House and Congressional leadership to make sure that we adopt effective, fair, and meaningful immigration reform, and that any reform we adopt advances America in manner that is reflective of its historical role as the beacon of freedom and liberty,” said Carlina Tapia-Ruano, Chair the HNBA Immigration Task Force.

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.

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