Media Advisory

UnidosUS Roundtable to Discuss Impact of Federal Economic and Immigration Policies on Texas’s Latino Community

October 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—On Tuesday, October 9, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) will host a forum to discuss the tax law and its impact on the federal budget and Tejanos, and will feature opening remarks from Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX). Local Affiliate leaders and UnidosUS’s policy experts will offer important insights on how the federal government’s recent policies are hurting hardworking Latinos in the state by mounting new barriers to their economic prosperity. 

The roundtable event will also include a discussion on the separation of families at the southern border. Presenters will draw attention to the immediate after-effects and long-term impact of this cruel and inhumane policy on the Latino community.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT:UnidosUS Forum Addressing Impact of Economic Security Policies and Immigration on Texas’s Latino Community
WHEN:Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CT
WHERE:Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC)
2300 W. Commerce, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78207
WHO:Opening Remarks: Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX 20th District)
ModeratorElaine Ayala, San Antonio Express News
Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns, UnidosUS
Manuel Grajeda, Legislative Analyst, UnidosUS
Stephanie Román, Senior Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
Fernando Godinez, President and CEO, MAUC

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 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.