Empowering Latinos in our community for more than 20 years


Welcome to ¡HICA!

We are ¡HICA!—a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino families in Alabama.

Through our various programs, each of which individually address social, civic, and economic integration efforts, we empower Latinos to successfully adapt and integrate—all so they have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Welcome home. Welcome to ¡HICA!


news & updates


ICE presence in Bessemer, AL

Early this morning, the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) and the Alabama Coalition of Immigration Justice (ACIJ) were notified by members of the community that there was Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) activity in Bessemer, AL.


¡HICA!, ACIJ, and NPNA Encourage Eligible Immigrants to Apply for  Citizenship and Take a Stand Against Second Wall 

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) and the Alabama Coalition of Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) call on eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to apply for citizenship and demand that the Trump Administration undo the bureaucratic bottleneck that is keeping hundreds of thousands of eligible LPRs from becoming citizens and voting in the 2020 presidential elections.


¡HICA! Responds to President Trump's Oval Office Address

President Donald Trump delivered a nationally televised address riddled with distortions, falsehoods, and fallacies. This president seeks to sow discord, division, and fear to build a wall that would be ineffective, impractical, and costly.