Manuel Rios received the “Ohtli” award from the Government of Mexico on October 11, 2013 at a reception hosted by the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. The Ohtli award is given to individuals to recognize their exceptional contributions to the well-being, prosperity and empowerment of Mexican communities living outside of Mexico. Manuel, a founding partner of Rios & Cruz, was recognized for his years of work and success in defending the rights of the Latino and Mexican communities throughout Washington and the region, as well as providing legal services in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle since 2002. Previous recipients of the Ohtli award include Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Mayor of Los Angeles, Raul Izaguirre, founder of the National Council of La Raza, Bill Richardson, the former Governor of New Mexico and Arturo Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers.
Radio Program on El Rey 1360AM: Ryan McGrath discusses Rios & Cruz Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) public outreach program, appearing with the Mexican Consulate, 21 Progress, Plaza Bank and Liberty Tax. 21 Progress discusses their DACA specialized social loan program, which provides zero interest social loans for DACA eligible individuals who cannot afford the $465 application filing fee. For more information, follow the link here:
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NBC Report: Henry Cruz appears volunteering at a citizenship clinic in Pasco, WA, one of several clinics throughout Washington where Rios & Cruz employees volunteered services. A total of seven Rios & Cruz staff members volunteered at clinics in Pasco, Centralia and Tukwila.
Univision Interview: Henry Cruz and Ryan McGrath discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and Rios & Cruz public outreach presentations.