Press Statement

UnidosUS: HUD’s Latest Rule Could Impact Millions of U.S. Citizen Children

April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC— UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule, which would bar individuals from mixed-status families access to public housing assistance:

“This is really a broader story about how the long-term cost of president’s whimsical immigration policies—here masked under a proposed HUD regulation—will be borne largely by the nearly six million U.S. citizen children that live in a mixed status household. Make no mistake, this is part of an intentionally cruel, misguided and wasteful immigration enforcement strategy hatched by Stephen Miller and his allies. And, it is an effort that is also desperately tone deaf. Our leaders at the highest levels of government should not be engaging in dog whistle politics at a time when there is a real and actionable humanitarian crisis along our southern border that needs to be addressed,” said Carlos Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor at UnidosUS.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter