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Press Releases & Statements

Citizenship Urged in Nationwide Efforts to Support Immigrant and Hispanic Communities  

National Citizenship Day holds extra significance since President Trump has made significant changes to immigration services over the course of his presidency. These changes have created additional obstacles to an already convoluted process, increasing the need for continued citizenship classes and legal assistance through trusted organizations with ground operations like MFV.

MFV Announces Chief Development Officer

Mi Familia Vota proudly announces and welcomes Carlos Duarte as Chief Development Officer. Duarte has been with the organization in key roles for over 10 years, providing him immeasurable institutional knowledge and a clear vision for expanding a revenue stream to fund robust programs nationwide that are building Latino political power.

MFV Decries Dehumanizing Detention Rules

The Trump administration is acting quickly to dismantle the few and fragile protections that keep migrants from being completely abased. This administration would seek to manipulate laws that would further deny children and migrant adults any human rights protections.

MFV and Latino Leaders Rebuke Trump’s Public Charge Expansion

NHLA, a coalition of 45 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, calls on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw the final regulation in its entirety. The Trump administration announced that it will move forward to add more life-saving public benefit programs to the public charge list, thereby expanding the number of people who would be ineligible for lawful permanent residence.

MFV Joins Latino Leaders Mourning the Deaths in El Paso and Dayton, Demand Unequivocal Opposition to Hate-filled Rhetoric and Dehumanizing Policies

The pervasive, hateful rhetoric specifically demonizing and targeting immigrants and Latinos – labeling them criminal, accusing them of invasion -  has emboldened far-right extremists and white supremacists to become violent. Mi Familia Vota’s goal has been and continues to be to build resilience against that type of hate within the Latino community by deliberately reaching out to its members to build their own wall - one of civic participation.

MFV Works to Build Latino Political Power in Florida

In preparation for the 2020 Census and the presidential elections, Mi Familia Vota is excited to announce the roll-out of its new strategic engagement plan to advance Latino civic participation and immigrant rights in Florida and at the national level. 

MFV Celebrates Court Rulings Permanently Blocking Citizenship Questions from the Census

A second federal judge issued an order that permanently stops the Trump administration from including a census question on the 2020 Census questionnaire. This order puts a final stop to these efforts: the census questionnaire will be printed without the citizenship question and the administration cannot use the census process to ask about citizenship.