Saturday, June 24, 2017

Arizona Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers with DACA

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling that allowed young DACA immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. In 2015, a judge ruled that DACA recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualified for state benefits. “I’m so close to the finish line, I waited […]

Stanford Research: Black and Latino Drivers More Likely to be Arrested on Less Evidence

More than 20 million Americans are stopped annually for traffic violations; Stanford researchers found that Black and Latino drivers face a double standard when compared to their white counterparts. The findings come from an analysis of more than 60 million state police stops in 20 states between 2011 and 2015. “When we applied the threshold […]

Surge in Latino Homeless Population in Los Angeles

Recent figures released by Los Angeles show Latino homelessness shot up by 63% in the county last year, with an overall increase of 23% despite increasing efforts to get people off the street. Although nearly all demographics, including youth, families and veterans, saw an increase in homelessness, Latinos particularly delivered one of the sharpest rises, […]

Cubans Eager for Trump Decision on Cuba

With President Trump to make a decision on Cuba today, it is expected he will reverse Obama-era executive orders by tightening restrictions on trade and travel. The possibilities include banning U.S. trade with any Cuban entity linked to the military, a reduction in the number of categories under which Americans can travel to Cuba, and […]

As DACA Reaches 5th Anniversary, ‘DREAMers’ Fear Trump Politics

In the five years that DACA has enabled hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to work and study in the U.S., the federal government made no headway in creating a legal pathway toward citizenship for these and many other immigrants. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a two-year renewable program that allows immigrants […]

Hispanic Turnout Lessons from the California Special Election

Last week, Jimmy Gomez was elected to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who became California’s attorney general in January. The recent special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented tough lessons about turning out Latino voters, a historically difficult task. “There were a lot of important lessons learned here for the work we’re going […]

Puerto Ricans Vote for Statehood Amid Historically Low Turnout

On Sunday, Puerto Rico residents voted in a non-binding vote for statehood, with historically low numbers. Almost eight out of 10 voters did not participate. “Eight out of 10 voters went to the beach, went to the river, went to go eat, went to go hang out, went to church, but they sure didn’t go […]

Trump Considering Reversing Obama-Era Policies on Cuba

According to NBC sources, President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s executive orders regarding liberalized trade and travel with Cuba. Although the president is unlikely to break diplomatic relations or close the U.S. embassy in Havana, there is also strong Republican support in the Senate for continuing Obama-era policies. Fifty-four Republican senators support lifting the […]

Mexican Businessman Announces Creation of ‘Trump’ Toilet Paper

A Mexican businessman announced he is introducing “Trump” toilet paper in response to how bothered he is by President Trump’s remarks about his country. Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer, has signed a contract for an initial small fun worth about $21,400, enough toilet paper to fill two cargo trucks, and hopes to create enough demand […]

Poor Black and Latino Communities Tend to Have Poorer Schools

In a report by The Journal, nearly three-quarters of African American parents believe that the education black children receive is of lesser quality than that received by their white counterparts. In fact, nine in ten surveyed believe white communities get more money than the schools in black, Latino or Hispanic neighborhoods; a statistic that was […]