Oscar Chacon "is an expert on immigrant rights that has dedicated the past twenty years of his life to this cause. He has served as director of Enlaces America since August of 2001. Enlaces America, a project of the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, is dedicated to the empowerment of Latino immigrant organizations in the U.S. committed to a just, dignified and sustainable way of life for their communities in the U.S., as well as in their countries of origin. Mr. Chacon serves currently as president of the Salvadoran American National Network (SANN). He is also one of the founding members of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), an advocacy umbrella organization for and by Latino and Caribbean immigrant-led organizations from around the U.S. NALACC was established in May of 2004."