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Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Demands Total Rejection by Faith-Based Groups and Self-Described American Patriots

November 13, 2023
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Washington, DC - In a scathing rebuke, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has issued a strong condemnation of the racist and extreme anti-immigrant proposals put forth by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in his speech in Florida and in reporting by the New York Times. LULAC denounces Trump's divisive rhetoric labeling. It is contrary to the principles of America and Christianity.

"LULAC rejects in the strongest possible language the detestable and sick plans Trump is using in his fear-mongering quest for the White House," says Domingo Garcia, LULAC national president. "His vitriolic hate-filled speeches only inflame the deepest, most deranged hatred against immigrant Latinos and people of color. LULAC calls upon every American who believes we are a nation of immigrants and diversity to turn away from Trump's race-baiting tribal politics as dangerous. We have seen in history what happened when race-baiting, anti-Semitic, immigrant scapegoating are left unchallenged by good men and women."

The 2024 election holds ominous implications for the Latino community as Trump seeks to reimplement policies from his first term, including the so-called Muslim ban and the utilization of Title 42 to reject asylum seekers. Trump intends to deport millions of immigrants, many of whom have been here for over twenty years. He says he will detain them in large concentration camps while awaiting expulsion. This image is a stark reminder of the inhumane policies that marked his previous tenure and now make up his core promise for the future.

LULAC opposes any campaigning that attacks the Latino community. "We challenge candidates to stand on issues and stop the dog whistles that play to the worst stereotypes of millions of hard-working, law-abiding men, women, and children," adds Garcia. "The alarming rhetoric from the Republican field, advocating bombing Mexico and using deadly force against migrants, is a dangerous shift away from rational discourse and humane solutions."

LULAC supports securing the border, reforming our immigration system to allow more legal immigration, and going after cartels and human traffickers." LULAC will be organizing large-scale Latino voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives in swing states to deliver un voto de castigo or punishment vote against the politics of hate and racism."

LULAC calls upon faith-based groups and self-described American patriots to reject Trump's inhumane and un-Christian plans. The organization urges Americans to embrace a discourse centered on issues rather than divisive tactics perpetuating harmful stereotypes. As the nation's oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization, LULAC remains steadfast in its commitment to defending the rights and dignity of all, irrespective of their background or immigration status.




The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/