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The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino (male), Latina (female), and Latin@ (both male and female).


People who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who do not hold a current visa to reside in the United States, and who have not been approved for legal residency in the United States.


The process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after they fulfill the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

A program announced in June 2012 by President Barack Obama that protects undocumented immigrant youth and eligible applicants from deportation and gives them work authorization for a renewal period of two years. DACA provides lawful presence, but does not provide lawful status to immigrants. Learn more about DACA

Latinos for Planned Parenthood

Text “Latinos4PP” to 22422

to get updates on Planned Parenthood's work supporting Latinx communities and info from Planned Parenthood organizations. 

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