Monday, December 11, 2017

Latinos Detained Unlawfully by Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Can Now Seek Compensation

In 2011, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s traffic patrols unjustly targeted Latinos, and consequently ordered Sheriff Arpaio to stop his profiling. The patrols continued and so did the profiling of Latinos, however, until late May 2013. Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of court for continuing the patrols.

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif) is Expanding the Latino Presence within the Democratic Party as He Continues to Exceed Fundraising Expectations for Candidates

In 2016, six additional Latinos joined the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate welcomed its first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate. All were backed by the Hispanic Caucus’ political action committee – BOLD PAC.

Rep. Gutierrez (D-Ill.) Eyes 2020 President Run

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to Congress, and confirmed that he will be pursuing another move: testing the presidential waters.

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Latinos

Having made its way through the House, the tax bill is scheduled to go before the Senate for a vote in the coming days. If adopted, the tax bill could mean major setbacks for Latinos in health and income inequality.

Congress Approaches Shutdown over DREAMers

Concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers will trigger a government shutdown this December.

Racial Bias Might Have Spared Communities of Color from Opioid Epidemic

Research shows that doctors are far less likely to prescribe prescription opioids to their black and Latino patients, making them less vulnerable to develop an addiction to those drugs, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Latino Political Power, an FBI Concern Unveiled

Historians are saying that a memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents by the National Archives shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos.

DREAMers Seek Alternative Methods in the Absence of DACA

As politicians in Washington try and figure out what to do with the DACA program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — across the country, DACA recipients are working on their own plans … trying to stay in the country if Congress doesn’t act in time.

Digging His Own Grave, Trump’s Relationship with Latino Voters

Trump’s hostile rhetoric and actions toward Latinos, Republican strategists say, could not only undercut candidates in competitive 2018 races and make the White House harder to retain in 2020 but also further tarnish a GOP brand that party leaders have struggled for years to sell to skeptical Latino voters.

Latinos Shy Away from Census, Growing Concern for 2020

Latino leaders are warning of a developing crisis in the 2020 census and demanding that the Census Bureau act aggressively to calm fears in immigrant populations about data misuse.