Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TAMACC is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization founded in 1975 by a small group of Hispanic businesspersons interested in increasing business opportunities. The association, strategically headquartered in Buda, Texas is the organizational umbrella for Hispanic chambers and business organizations. TAMACC provides advocacy, technical assistance, programs, and services to its members. TAMACC has a membership of over 15,000 business and is the leading advocate for over 700,000 Hispanic owned businesses in Texas.

Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) Urges Congress to do What is Best for the Country
Protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

AUSTIN, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 – Yesterday U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump had rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instated by former President Barack Obama. In doing so, Sessions stated that they would delay the rescission by six months to give Congress time to enact legislation to protect these young DREAMers from deportation.

Through their actions, the administration’s aim is to position itself as the champion of the rule of law, with the aim of putting America first. However, President Trump’s decision is not only disingenuous to his prior positions, but in-fact counterintuitive to putting America first.

The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by decisions of individual government officials. As an organization, while TAMACC wholeheartedly believes in the rule of law, we also recognize that it is necessary for laws to change as our country and society evolves.

We must remember that slavery was once the law of the land. That there was a time the law did not permit women to vote. That thousands of Japanese-Americans were interred in camps because it was the law. However, in each case, society did the right and moral thing. They changed those laws. With each change, the United States became stronger as a country, which in turn allowed our moral authority to flourish and grow on the world stage.

To be clear, the deportation of 800,000 vetted law-abiding students, teachers, first responders, military personnel, and young professionals will not make our country stronger. It will weaken us. DACA recipients are imperative to the success and economic sustainability of our country.

“Since President Trump says he has love in his heart for our young DACA beneficiaries, I hope he loves them enough to give them the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As it stands, he has turned the dreams of these young ‘DREAMers’ into nightmares,” said Samuel Guzman, Chairman of the Board.

Trump’s action to rescind DACA now puts the onus on Congress to do the right thing.

  • We strongly urge that Congress moves quickly and aggressively to find a legislative solution that allows DREAMers who came to this country, through no fault of their own as children, to stay in the only country they have ever known, as productive residents.
  • TAMACC calls on their membership and Texas businesses to engage in this vital issue by reaching out to their congressional representatives to encourage them to pass legislation that prevents the deportation of 800,000 DREAMers.
  • TAMACC is requesting more Fortune 500 companies speak out and let legislators know how important DREAMers are to the U.S. workforce. Major corporations such as Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon have come out publicly supporting DREAMers. AT&T, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Ikea and Kaiser Permanente also followed suit.

For more information about the dismantling of DACA, or if you would like to become involved, contact the TAMACC office at (512) 444-5727 or e-mail panton@TAMACC.org

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HISPANIC STATS & FACTS

U.S. Census projections indicate that the Hispanic population is growing faster than originally projected. The 2010 Census reveled some unexpected growth. From 2000 to 2010 Hispanic accounted for 56% of the nation’s growth

The U.S. Hispanic population is now 57 million and is projected to double over the next 25 to 30 years. Hispanic buying power in the U.S. is $1.5 trillion and continuing to grow. As expected, Hispanics consumers continue to be brand loyal even during tough economic times.

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U.S. Hispanic Buying Power

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Women of Distinction Awards

WOD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

Each year the number of influential Hispanic women making noteworthy contributions in this country continues to grow. Nominations are now open for the 2017 TAMACC Women of Distinction Award. TAMACC recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments, contributions, and positive impact of 12 outstanding Texas Hispanic women.

If you know of an outstanding Texas Latina who is making a difference, we are interested to learn more about them. Click on the WOD Nominations button for a PDF of the nomination form. Self-nominations are welcome.

We invite you to join us October 27, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin for TAMACC’s 6th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon. Hearing the stories of these amazing women will motivate and inspire; you will be so enthused that you attended this awards luncheon.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

With over 700,000 Hispanic businesses in state of Texas. TAMACC has now opened its membership and is reaching out to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals across the state.

Until recently, you had to be a member of a TAMACC chamber to get the benefits, resources and training the organization offers. However, due to a by-law change you can now join TAMACC directly as an individual or a business member.

TAMACC, the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975, provides Hispanic chambers and their members with resource, connections, business opportunities, professional development, and education. To learn more about Individual Membership click below.