NEW YORK (1/8/15)--Coopera and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions have launched a national campaign to reach unbanked and underbanked immigrants in the United States with credit union products and services linked to immigration and legalization efforts.
Des Moines, Iowa-based Coopera consults with the credit union industry on the Hispanic market. The New York-based federation helps low-income people of all races and ethnicities achieve independence through credit unions. The campaign will help credit unions act on President Barack Obama's recent executive order providing deportation relief for nearly half of the undocumented immigrants in the United States today.
The campaign addresses immigrant needs regardless of country of origin but includes a special focus on Hispanic immigrants, the nation's largest minority and one of the fastest growing. Events include webinars hosted by the Credit Union National Association and roundtables in California, New York and Texas, states with some of the largest Hispanic populations in the United States.
Scheduled events include:
Coopera and the federation are asking credit union leaders to take part in a brief survey designed to get a bead on the movement's readiness to serve immigrants today.