CNLD is a volunteer organization led by 25 leaders in the Disabled Latinx Movement. We advocate on issues at the intersection of disability and Latinidad. Below you will find our policy statements and letter to Congress on issues that are important to us.
Statement on Administration's Zero Tolerance Policies That Separated Over 2,300 Children From Their Parents
The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) is outraged and heartbroken over the continued infliction of trauma and distress in our immigrant community. For decades, our government has assaulted immigrants and perpetuated fear. Few exceptions in policy have been due to long and hard fought grassroots efforts. However, this Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy is a new low.
Tearing children from their parents and placing them in cages is cruel and inhumane. It is beyond politics and simply morally wrong. Our government has inflicted irreparable harm on the over 2,300 children it separated from their parents in the last two months and must be held accountable. ...
Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities
Statement on Policies Regarding Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities
Sign on to our Statement on Policies Regarding Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities. On Friday, February 16, 2018, our letter will be sent to Senators Mitch McConnell (Majority Leader) and Chuck Schumer (Minority Leader); Representatives Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House) and Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader); Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Conference.
Rosamaria Hernandez has become the face of the Disabled Latinx movement. Rosamaria’s family, like so many families, initially crossed the border to get medical treatment for their daughter. Like many families in our community, these parents made the life-saving decision to come to the U.S. for healthcare.
CNLD stands firmly against ICE agents waiting outside patients’ rooms in hospitals to initiate deportation procedures. These actions continue to deter our community from seeking access to lifesaving medical treatment because of fear of deportation. CNLD will continue to be a champion at this intersection, but we need political alliances. We call on everyone for whom Rosamaria’s story invokes a sense of injustice to dialogue with us about where we go from here. If not us, then who? If not now, then when?
Clean DREAM Act
Community Call to Action (Click here for our Phone Script).
It’s time to put pressure on Congress to pass a Clean DREAM Act now. Let’s unite and .... Call your members of Congress today and let them know – we need a #CleanDreamActNow!
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H.R. 620 "ADA Education and Reform Act"
The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities Strongly Opposes H.R. 620 and Call on Hispanic Members of Congress to Withdraw Their Co-Sponsorship.