Monday, October 15, 2018

Michelle Lujan Grisham pushes back against border wall legislation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) is pushing back against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) recently proposed legislation aimed at fully funding a wall along the southern border. “Despite evidence showing the negative economic and environmental impact of Trump’s border wall and overwhelming opposition by border communities and national security experts, Republicans […]

The fate of millions of immigrants is in the hands of a now conservative Supreme Court

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh settles in for his first week on the Supreme Court, he will inherit cases that will determine the short-term fate of more than 1 million immigrants and possibly change the course of the nation’s immigration system for decades. From his perch at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

Report reveals that LA County deputies seem to target Latino drivers

Los Angeles County deputies disproportionately pull over and search Latino drivers according to a report released yesterday by the Los Angeles Times. The Times’ report revealed that two-thirds of drivers pulled over during that period were Latino. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of searches that found no illegal substances were of Latinos. The Domestic Highway Enforcement Team is meant to focus […]

Hispanic Caucus demands answers on detention of immigrant children

The leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) called yesterday for the top federal official in charge of refugee resettlement to explain the administration’s policies on detention of immigrant minors. In a letter to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd obtained by The Hill, the CHC asked for a meeting with its members “to discuss […]

Immigrant children moved out of shelters and foster homes to a tent city

Hundreds of migrant children in recent weeks have been moved from private foster homes or shelters to a tent city in south Texas, according to The New York Times. The children were reportedly placed on buses in the middle of the night to move from shelters in locations ranging from New York to Kansas to the facility in Tornillo, Texas. The children are […]

Most Latinos believe Kavanaugh should withdraw from nomination

The country’s eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh and after four weeks of follow-up and surveys, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) has released figures demonstrating the growing opposition of Latino voters to the nomination of Kavanaugh. According to NALEO executive director Arturo Vargas, “as the (confirmation) process has continued, an overwhelming […]

Rhode Island protecting DACA recipients right to obtain driver’s licenses

For 21-year-old Rhode Islander Rodrigo Pimentel, driving is an essential part of life since he is the only member of his family with a driver’s license, so without one, “doing anything in life would be complicated,” he said. “Every job that I’ve had has required driving,” Pimentel said, adding that “Rhode Island is very car-dependent […]

Study finds that Latino-Owned business are succeeding at impressive rates

The average annual revenue of Latino-owned business increased from $258,702 in 2016-17 to $327,189 in 2017-18, an increase of 26.5%, according to a new study. “I think there has been a strong growth in the Latino businesses in the past year because when we see the economy is doing well that gives us the confidence […]

Trump says he opposes statehood for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) criticized President Trump, who said in an interview that he opposes granting the territory statehood while pointing to an “incompetent” mayor in San Juan. “The President said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of Puerto Rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor. This is an insensitive, disrespectful […]

New poll reveals that two thirds of Latinos want Democrats in Congress

Just a quarter of Latinos approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and Latinos prefer a Congress controlled by Democrats rather than by Republicans by a three-to-one margin, according a new NBC News/Walls Street Journal/Telemundo poll. But Latinos also still report less interest in the upcoming midterms than the electorate as a whole, […]