Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dems Introduce Bill to Grant Farm Workers Legal Status

This week, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the Democrats introduced a bill to give foreign agricultural workers a path to legal citizenship. The bill would grant agricultural workers a “blue card,” offering them temporary residency and a work permit, granted they had worked in the industry for 100 days over the past two years. “The […]

Trump’s U.S. Treasury Pick to be 7th Latina Treasurer

President Trump has nominated Jovita Carranza for U.S. Treasurer, making her possibly the 7th Latina to hold that position since the Nixon administration. Once confirmed, Carranza’s signature would be on American’s paper money and she would oversee the U.S. Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Fort Knox, and serve as a liaison to the Federal Reserve. […]

May Day Rallies Also Manifest ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On May Day Monday, thousands of immigrants, activists, workers and allies, in more than 40 cities across the country, took to the streets to join in the national “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Organizers said the protest was in response to President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. “We’re looking for protection and respect for the immigrant community, especially […]

U.S. Loses Trade Battle with Mexico

Mexico just won a trade battle with the U.S., and it’s the first loss for the Trump administration. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in Mexico’s favor, granting it the ability to impose trade sanctions worth $163 million a year against the U.S. According the WTO the trade sanctions are equivalent to the […]

Dems Blast Trump for Risking Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

On Monday, Dems blasted President Trump for pushing for border wall funding despite the possibility of a government shutdown. Lawmakers must pass legislation by Friday night to keep the government open past April 28, but they are currently at an impasse with the White House. “Our appropriators were well on a path to resolving their […]

Latino Leaders Evaluate Trump’s First 100 Days

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 46 national Latino organizations, gathered on Wednesday to assess the Trump administration’s early impact on Latino issues. NHLA released its report, First 100 Days: Analysis of the Trump Administration’s early impact on Latino Priorities, and struggled to identify, even one area, where the administration has […]

Report Finds Latinos Are More Pessimistic About Nation’s Finances

According to a quarterly study conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) that randomly selected 500 Hispanics, Latinos are expressing uncertainty about the nation’s economic long-term forecast more than ever. Hispanic consumer sentiment is down 10 points from December of last year, and 57% said they expected bad times […]

Mexican Ambassador Takes ‘Strategic Patience’ Stance Towards President Trump

In a talk at Georgetown University, the Mexican Ambassador, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, expressed optimism for the future of the U.S.-Mexico relations, despite areas of frustration, characterizing Mexico’s stance toward President Trump as one of “strategic patience.” Among the Ambassador’s top concerns is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump vowed to renegotiate. “The Mexican […]

Senate Ready To Vote On Puerto Rico’s Debt Bill

As the default date for Puerto Rico looms closer the Senate, expects to begin voting on the rescue package for the debt-stricken island. Puerto Rico is expected to default on its’ $2 billion debt payment. The bill has had bi-partisan opposition, but party leaders have endorsed it and promised to complete it before the July […]

Non-Citizen Latinos Are A Political Force

This election season has inspired many sectors of the population that would not have been active before. Non-citizen Latino immigrants are one of those sectors, even without a vote they could help decide the outcome in this year’s presidential election. This is the theory of two political scientists, Michael Jones-Correa and James A. McCann, which […]