Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Nevada’s First Openly Gay Latino Mayor

Daniel Corona becomes the first openly gay Latino in West Wendover, Nevada.  This is Corona’s second term, he was first elected in 2016 after winning by only 100 votes and becoming the youngest mayor in the state. The win is not something that he ever expected in a rural, northeastern Nevada city in Elko Country, […]

Two women detained for speaking Spanish win lawsuit against Trump administration

Two years ago, two Latina women, Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda, were detained for speaking Spanish outside a convenient store in Montana. They filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, which, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), decided to settle. In May 2018, Martha and Ana were chatting in Spanish at a convenient […]

COVID-19 Causing the Homelessness of Black and Latinos to Increase

According to health expert, Robert Blendon, Harvard Opinion Research Program Director and Professor, Black and Latino Americans are currently facing horrible financial problems due to COVID-19 and the recession that it has caused. The COVID-19 pandemic not only has affected communities of color at a higher rate than white Americans, but it could prolong the […]

COVID-19 Forcing Latino College Students to Drop-Out

Generally, White non-Latino students have had the highest college enrollment rates in the United Sates but, recently we have seen the number of Latinos attending college rocketed. From 2000-2018, the number of Latinos attending college increased from 1.4 million to 3.4 million, making this the largest growth in all races and ethnic groups. However, things […]

Biden Nominates Women & Latinos for His Administration

As of yesterday, President- elect Joe Biden nominated the first woman, Avril Haines, to lead the U.S. Intelligence community and the first Latino, Alejandro Mayorkas, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Haines was a former top CIA official and deputy national security adviser, and she will make history if confirmed by the Senate. Mayorkas’ […]

Federal Judge Prohibits the Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors

As of Wednesday, Federal District Judge, Emmet Sullivan, ruled that the Trump administration can no longer continue to deport unaccompanied minors without due process. This order only applies to  minors, not adults who are seeking asylum or other forms of protection. The administration has been doing this since March 2020 when it invoked a Title […]

Judge Prohibits Immigration Arrests at San Diego Federal Courthouses

Just this week, U.S. District Judge, Dana Sabraw, granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security from making any immigration arrests at federal courthouses in San Diego, California. Judge Sabraw’s decision derived from a complaint filed last month, which challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of attending hearings for undocumented people, […]

Biden Chooses Three Latinos for His Administration

Although President Trump has refused to concede the election and accept his lost, President-elect Joe Biden has started to move forward with the transition in order to be ready to take office next year. Just yesterday, Biden announced his first picks for his senior staff and three Latinos were part of that. One of them […]

Federal Judge Invalidates New DACA Rules

In July, 2020, Chad Wolf, Homeland Security secretary, decided to issue a memo claiming that the new application for DACA, a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children from deportation, would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to only one year instead of two. Just  a few days […]

Latinos continue being the most affected by COVID-19

As the cases of COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., so do the cases among Latinos. As of Saturday, November 14 there were 62,945 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S., and 32,006 of those cases were Latinos. Also, out of 921 COVID-19 reported deaths, 457 were Latinos. When interviewed, Roberto Alcantar, Chief Strategy Officer, […]