NLCI Public Policy Brief
NLCI’s Policy Statements for 2012 & 2014
The National Latino Children’s Institute Believes…
“In advocating for Latino children, we are also advocating for the dignity, respect, and fair treatment of all children. We stand united in the effort to assure the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of those we represent—the children. Therefore, the National Latino Children’s Institute’s (NLCI) work is guided by the principles of the Latino Children’s Agenda for the complete and healthy development of all children.”
Excerpt from the Preamble of
the Latino Children’s Agenda—1994
National Latino Children’s Institute
Children, their Family and Immigration
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for a comprehensive, humane and sensible immigration reform policy that does not separate children from their parent(s). In addition, NLCI strongly supports the passage of the DREAM Act.
Community and Child Safety
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for policies that ensure all children live in safe homes and communities.
Effective and Equitable Education
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for policies that provide an effective and equitable education from pre-K to higher education for all young Latinos regardless of citizenship, language, or economic status.
Health and Well-Being
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for policies that create and promote healthy living communities in which all young Latinos receive affordable and fully accessible comprehensive services regardless of citizenship, language, or economic status.
Language, Culture, History and Identity
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for policies and initiatives that positively and accurately reflect Hispanics in the general media, arts, history books and ethnic studies.
Public Policy, Political Empowerment and Community Engagement
The NLCI strongly supports and advocates for policies and initiatives that promote civic leadership and mobilization of Latinos in the political and electoral process to advance the legal rights and well-being of Latino children.
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