Monday, July 14, 2014

NHCSL Vice President Miranda says unified effort, humane solutions needed for immigration crisis

NHCSL Vice President Miranda says unified effort, humane solutions needed for immigration crisis

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (District 27), along with other members of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, a group of lawmakers from across the country, expressed concern about the current immigration crisis and called for effective, humane solutions.

Miranda, who is the NHCSL vice president for public policy, said there must be a united effort to help the unprecedented number of unaccompanied minors who are migrating to border states.

“NHCSL is emphasizing the importance of working on a long-term plan, while dealing with the immediate crisis,” Miranda said. “We will work to help educate Congress on the importance of having adequate resources to provide the necessary emergency services these young people require. The masses of immigrant children and refugees left abandoned are unconscionable. As a nation we should respond in a unified manner to help these children as it is our country they’ve fled to. America is seen as a country people come to in search for a better life; many of their home countries are corrupt and crime ridden. It is our duty to serve.”

The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country.  NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 350 Hispanic legislators.  

For more information, visit www.nhcsl.org.


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