Urias’ Commitment to Civil Rights Will Serve the Judiciary Well

Courts Resources 12.17,21

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm David Urias to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico:

“Urias’ impressive legal career and extensive civil rights background make him an excellent addition to the federal judiciary. He has dedicated much of his career to protecting the civil rights of all people, including immigrants and immigrant communities. Our judiciary needs to reflect both the demographic diversity of the nation and experiential diversity of the legal profession. Urias, who is committed to the pursuit of equal justice, brings these much-needed perspectives to the federal bench.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of David Urias.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.