Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson recently addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) NALEO , a group that is considered by many conservatives as being one that promotes amnesty for illegal aliens, as they push a pro-Latino agenda that echoes the Democrat Party’s voter intimidation and discrimination talking points, as well as “comprehensive immigration reform.”
Dr. Carson, who referred the U.S. as a “compassionate nation” while addressing the conference, spoke exclusively with Spanish-Language TV network Univision, saying that he supports immigration reform, adding that the influx of illegal needed to be stopped.
Carson proposed sealing the U.S. border and cutting of the incentives that spur on illegal immigration, but also said that supports “illegal immigrants be allowed to become guest workers,” as well as be given the opportunity to later on become permanent residents
NALEO holds the position that the existing voting rights in the United States “unfairly deny or impair the voting rights of Latinos.” (Website)
Although our national commitment to equal voting rights for all Americans is as old as the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution – ratified into law in 1870 – the task of ensuring faithfulness to that ideal has never ended. Nearly fifty years after the enactment of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), cities and states continue to devise election laws and policies that unfairly deny or impair the voting rights of Latinos, Americans not yet proficient in English, and other underrepresented groups.
NALEO on immigration reform:
Since its inception, the NALEO Educational Fund has worked to ensure that our nation’s naturalization process is fair and accessible to our newcomers. We provide information to policymakers in Congress and the Administration about the impact of U.S. citizenship policies on Latino civic engagement. We also advocate against application fee hikes, and promote policies to improve the quality of services to applicants.The NALEO Educational Fund also advocates for immigration policies which both recognize the invaluable contributions that immigrants have made to the economic, social and civic life of the United States and restore public confidence in a system of laws that promotes national security.