Regional Hearings Archives

Over the course of a year (2010-2011), the Hispanic Commission received testimony from approximately 80 individuals. The testimony addressed a range of issues that reflect matters of region-specific concern, as well as issues of national urgency for the broad Latino Community.

The Hispanic Commission received testimony on the following topics: housing, foreclosures and homelessness; criminalization of immigrants; disabled Latinos; the legal landscape and its impact on Latinos; voting rights and resonsibilities; Latino youth and the educational pipeline; Latino farmers rights; discrimination against Latinas at the workplace; legal services access; the DREAM Act; transnational Latino communites, including the issues affecting Puerto Ricans and Dominicans; criminal consequences of immigration law and policy; violence agains Latinos; domestic violence; health care access, including access for Spanish speakers; environmental justice; Latinos in the miliitary; the criminal justice system and incarceration; Latinos in the media; Latinos in the legal profession.

The witnesses and their testimony topics are presented below by hearing date.

November 12, 2010
Midwest Hearing
Chicago, IL
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January 13, 2011
West Coast Hearing
San Francisco, CA
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March 25, 2011
East Coast Hearing
New York, NY
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May 20, 2011
Southeast Hearing
Miami, FL
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June 20, 2011
Southwest Hearing
Austin, TX
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July 12, 2011
West Coast Hearing II
Los Angeles, CA
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