Reuters reports that between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 Latino children to mass detention centers, some of them as young as one and two years of age. Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) had the following to say:
“It is inhumane to rip children from their parents and hold them in what has been described by many as cement, wire cages. We condemn the actions of this administration for their callous and immoral disregard for our children and for using them as leverage to obtain their racist immigration objectives from Congress. Across the land, Latinos are undergoing our Trail of Tears and Japanese Internment Camps tragedy, and there is no doubt in my mind that future Americans will look back on these terrible times and wonder how present-day Americans allowed these inhumane actions and political maneuvering to take place. We call on all decent Americans to join us in standing up against these travesties, condemn the shameful actions of this administration, and take to the streets to demand an immediate stop to them.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.
We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.