Despite Trump Letter Being Retracted, LULAC Young Adults and Collegiate Groups Call for Rocha’s Resignation

Feb 1, 2018
10:39 AM

While the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has formally responded to a now-retracted letter from LULAC president Roger C. Rocha Jr. that had welcomed President Trump’s immigration framework, the organization’s Young Adults and Collegiate groups are still calling for Rocha to resign from his position. On Thursday, Latino Rebels received the letter, which was also sent to LULAC’s national office in Washington, D.C.:

In addition, Latino Rebels received a letter from the Austin LULAC Young Adult Council:

Latino Rebels reached out to LULAC’s national office to address the letters. LULAC referred us to the the response it has already shared with LR earlier on Thursday. In that statement, LULAC said it does not favor Trump’s immigration framework. It will not comment on whether Rocha will resign from LULAC or remain, although it acknowledged that Rocha is getting calls from many LULAC members and councils to step down.

Meanwhile, calls for Rocha to leave the organization continue, as several #FueraRocha tweets would indicate. Some of the tweets referred to a statement from LULAC CEO Brent Wilkes, where he distanced himself from Rocha: