Saturday, December 5, 2020

Hurricane Eta destroys communities in Central America

Just last week, countries in Central America; Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Belize, among other Caribbean countries, were hit by Hurricane Eta, category 4. Hurricane Eta was expected to bring high winds, but the storm lasted for several days in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, these countries were not […]

The complexity of the Latino vote

Last week the presidential election became historic; Kamala Harris became the first woman and person of color to be elected Vice President and President-elect Joe Biden marked a record with the most votes that a president of the United States has ever received. But what did this election unveiled about Latinos? During this presidential election, […]

Business groups and experts on both sides of the border concur: Mexico’s new laws targeting sale of certain foods will not solve COVID-19 infections and deaths – only real investments will

Last week the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in collaboration with a coalition of border business leaders, expressed serious concern for proposed laws prohibiting the sale of certain foods and beverages to minors, effectively targeting the manufacturing industries in Mexico. USHCC believes these laws could not only negatively affect trade, but also affect […]

ICE announces International students may need to leave the country if universities only offer online classes

International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday. The move may affect thousands of foreign students who come to the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs, as well […]

Supreme Court blocks Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA

Today the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismantle the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, a reprieve for nearly 650,000 recipients known as DREAMers. The 5 to 4 decision was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and joined by the court’s four liberals. It was the […]

Democrats gear up to fight back against GOP senators on DACA

Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing to use the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program against vulnerable Senate Republicans. The high court is poised to rule any week now on whether President Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices come down on […]

Child deportations surge amid Coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration has expedited the deportation of child migrants during the coronavirus pandemic, citing public health, but documents obtained by NBC News show that as far back as 2017, now–DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf sought to expedite child deportations in order to discourage Central American asylum seekers. Recent reports from immigration lawyers, DHS officials and congressional staff have […]

Joe Biden joins LULAC and Univision in virtual town hall to discuss essential workers

Earlier today Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden joined a virtual town hall to discuss issues of workplace safety in the food industry amid the coronavirus pandemic and how this is disproportionately affecting the Latino community. The virtual town hall was hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Univision. Biden joined LULAC’s […]

Trump sued for denying stimulus checks to US citizens married to immigrants

President Trump faces a lawsuit over the federal government declining to issue $1,200 stimulus checks to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without Social Security numbers. The litigation comes after the IRS said that only married couples in which both spouses hold valid Social Security numbers will receive the payments. The suit, filed by a U.S. […]

Trump suggests states may need to make “sanctuary-city adjustments” to receive coronavirus funding

Yesterday President Trump suggested that federal assistance to states financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak could be tied to whether so-called sanctuary cities make adjustments to their immigration policies. The comments from Trump came as both Republican and Democratic governors plead for more funding for their states, warning that budget shortfalls could lead to pay cuts […]