Somos Republicans, America’s largest Hispanic Republican organization, has joined forces with the Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus in opposition to an Arizona-style enforcement bill for Nebraska (LB48) and in support of the legislative resolution (LR39), which embraces the guidelines of the Utah Compact, also known as the Nebraska Compact, first proposed by Somos Republicans in December 2010.
A statement in support of LR39 was read to the Nebraska legislature judiciary committee, and another statement was provided as written testimony in opposition to LB48. These unusual joint bipartisan statements are intended to send a message to Congress that it’s time to end partisan gridlock in Congress and get to work overhauling the legal immigration system.
The Nebraska Compact resolution, LR39, was introduced by 11 state senators from both major political parties. Nebraska’s legislature is the first in the nation to consider embracing the guidelines of the Utah Compact. Compact movements are spreading across the nation in response to the tsunami of extreme enforcement and birthright bills.
About Somos Republicans:
Somos Republicans is a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization in the nation because of our leadership that is pro immigration reform. The Mission of Somos Republicans is to promote political education and information needed to make more informed political decisions. To inspire the Hispanic people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors through collaborative political education, volunteer commitment and responsible participation in society. Our vision is to increase the Latino Republican voting block by 100% within two years. To increase voter registration, precinct committeemen recruitment, campaign volunteering, fundraising and events to reflect quality of future Latino leadership.