Monday, March 1, 2021

Senate Confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary

Just yesterday the Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary making him the first Latino to have a position that will have a central role in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, a Russia- linked cyber hack, and domestic extremism. Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a […]

Biden to Sign Executive Order to Reunite Separated Families

President Biden will sign three executive orders today that will aim at former President Trump’s hardline immigration policies and try to amend the consequences of those policies including establishing a task force designed to reunite families separated at the U.S.- Mexico border. The latest orders build upon the actions taken by the President in his […]

Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Ban; Jeopardizing DACA Recipient

Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s fate hangs in balance, caught between deportation and a judge’s decision to block Biden’s deportation ban. The former DACA recipient’s deportation to Honduras early this week had been stopped by President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Maradiaga was transferred from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Los Angeles […]

Goya Board Silences CEO After Telling Fox News the Election was Rigged

Goya’s board of directors decided to silence CEO Robert Unanue because of his public comments in support of former President Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud. The board of the Latino food company decided to take those measures after his most recent and controversial remarks that questioned the legitimacy of the Presidential election. […]

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

Senate Democrats introduced legislation to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans in the U.S., stating that the decisions taken by former President Trump on his last day in office to protect Venezuelans from deportation fell short. Senator Bob Menendez stated, “After four years of empty promises and deceit, nobody believes Donald Trump had an […]

President Biden Suspends Deportation for 100 Days & Pauses “Remain in Mexico” Policy for Asylum Seekers

On his first full day in office as President, Biden announced two important immigration policy changes. The first policy change was the 100-day pause on deportations And the second one was that asylum seekers who attempt to enter the U.S. will no longer be part of a  policy enacted under former President Trump that forced […]

Biden Places Cesar Chavez Among America’s Heroes in Oval Office

The Oval Office décor rapidly changed after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Frames featuring people like Andrew Jackson were quickly replaced with portraits of the Founding Fathers and civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Among the new displays is Mexican American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. In the […]

Biden Sworn in as President, calls on Americans to End Political Division

Today, Joe Biden, the 46th President of the U.S., gave his inaugural speech at the Capitol, which just two weeks ago was attacked by domestic terrorists. Amid a devastating global pandemic and a threat of possible domestic terrorism, Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.  During his inaugural speech he […]

Biden Plans to Announce a New Immigration Bill with 8- year Path to Citizenship

President- elect Joe Biden plans to announce a new immigration bill on day one of his administration. This new immigration bill seeks to provide an 8-year path to citizenships for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., this is a huge change compared to Trump’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation places Biden on track […]

Two Republican Latinos Voted to Impeach Trump

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio were among 10 Republican members who voted to impeach Trump because he incited a riot in the Capitol. When interviewed, Rep. Herrera stated, “The President of the United States incited a riot aiming to halt the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to […]