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Group Gears: u.s.-Mexico Border and Group Members

group gears: She insists it was not a reaction to outside critics, including conservatives and others who say the term promotes ethnic exclusivity, according to Metro News. It comes as the group gears up for a wider fight for Latino rights with many in the community seeing hostility from President Donald Trump, Murguia said. The National Council of La Raza, or NCLR, will announce Monday that it will become UnidosUS, a change three years in the making that is in response to group members who felt raza, meaning the people, was outdated, President Janet Murguia said. His administration wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, has heavily stepped up immigrant arrests and targeted funding for cities and states that don't co-operate with federal immigration authorities. I think this is viewed as an opportunity and we see it as an opportunity to strengthen our organization, broaden our reach and expand our growth, she said. At least one other Latino group supports the name change and agrees with Murguia that Latinos have more at stake than in the past decade, including battles over health care access and immigration. ( As reported in the news.