DALLAS — With reports showing that hate crimes against immigrants have been up since 2004, Janice Bowdler, associate director of National Council of La Raza and George Hofhiemer, chief research officer at the Filene Institute, discussed public policy as it related to credit unions serving immigrant communities at the National Community Development Federal Credit Union's Latino Credit Union Conference.

That National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C., is the largest Latino rights organization in the U.S. Bowdler reported that between the years 2005-2050, immigrants and their children will account for 82% of household growth in the United States.

"We cannot take any longer the hate speech that has crept into immigration debate," Bowdler said, citing that reports have shown hate crimes against immigrants up since 2004. "Hate crime threatens the work that you do."

Continue Reading for Free

Register and gain access to:

  • Breaking credit union news and analysis, on-site and via our newsletters and custom alerts.
  • Weekly Shared Accounts podcast featuring exclusive interviews with industry leaders.
  • Educational webcasts, white papers, and ebooks from industry thought leaders.
  • Critical coverage of the commercial real estate and financial advisory markets on our other ALM sites, GlobeSt.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.