The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) emerged out of a joint declaration at the Latino Immigrant Summit, which 29 groups signed in February of 2004, advocating open-borders principles. Some of the most prominent groups in this new alliance were Alianza Dominicana, a grantee of the Casey Foundation; the Council of Latino Agencies, a grantee of the Fannie Mae Foundation; Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana (formerly the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional), which is headed by longtime open-borders radical Larry “Nativo” Lopez; and Proyecto Voz of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Other prominent members of NALACC’s Executive Committee are:
Teodoro Aguiluz, a co-founder of NALACC and Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center
Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of NALACC and former director of Enlaces América, a project of the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation
José Luis Gutiérrez, a founding member of NALACC and the National Alliance of Mexican Federations (CONFEMEX), and a former director of the New Americans Policy and Advocacy Office for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Since its founding, NALACC has largely viewed immigration reform as a racial issue. In 2007, Angela Sanbrano called for “an immediate moratorium on racist raids and deportations” – with Oscar Chacón contending that the main “difference between these [illegal immigrant] families and the rest of America is that these workers are brown and undocumented.”
In 2010, NALACC Vice President Juvencio Rocha Peralta restated his group’s position that racism pervades America’s immigration system: “We strongly believe that at the heart of our failed and misguided immigration system is a view of immigrant communities as ‘illegals’ and as ‘criminal aliens,’ racist abstractions that deny the real contributions of immigrants to U.S. society.”
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