Sunday, August 18, 2019

Trump administration making it harder to get a green card or a visa

The Trump administration released a regulation today that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. Today’s announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration. […]

El Paso residents outraged that Trump didn’t mention Latinos in his speech

President Trump condemned white supremacy from the White House yesterday, but left Latinos out of his speech. It’s a significant omission and a stark difference from the written document that has been linked to the 21-year-old gunman who allegedly opened fire on weekend shoppers Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The shooter’s alleged document […]

Lawmakers say they don’t have desire for another shutdown, but have no plan to avoid it

Lawmakers are bracing for a fierce fight over President Trump’s border wall as they work to prevent a showdown but with no plan on how to avoid it. Government funding for Trump’s wall and agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has become a landmine in spending bill negotiations, with talks late last year leading to […]

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló resigns amid chat scandal

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló said he will step down next Friday after more than a week of protests calling for his resignation. Rosselló announced in a video on Facebook that he will resign August 2 at 5 p.m. ET. The governor acknowledged many constituents wanted him gone and said the recent protests had humbled […]

Democrats roll out the Spanish at the debates in order to appeal to Latino voters

Some of the Democratic candidates touted their Spanish-speaking skills in the debates, impressing some Latinos but leaving others in a huff. The español rolled off the tongues of some candidates better than others but was clearly an attempt by candidates to reach out to the Latino electorate and a nod to the “Latinidad” of Miami, […]

Poll finds that Latinos in Florida are divided on Trump

As President Trump’s campaign launches its “Latinos for Trump” effort, new polling shows a divided Latino community — and opposition to Trump’s reelection. The Telemundo Station Group’s 2019 Hispanic Opinion Poll found that 56% of Florida’s Latino registered voters would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat and 34% would vote to reelect the president. […]

Despite delayed ICE raids, immigration advocates remain alert

Immigration activist LuzHilda Muñoz spit out her anger when she learned Saturday that President Trump had just tweeted he was delaying planned immigration raids, a prospect that had sent fear through her community. “It’s just very infuriating to know he feels he has the right to f——- play with our lives,” said Muñoz, who runs […]

Trump claims Latinos support his immigration agenda, including massive deportations

President Trump asserted in an interview that aired last night that Latino voters support his immigration agenda, including his threat to deport large numbers of immigrants who are in the country illegally. Trump sat for his first Spanish-language television interview with Telemundo, during which anchor José Díaz-Balart noted that there are some Latino voters who “fear” the president’s rhetoric […]

Analysis shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations

Latino voters are set to play a key role in the 2020 election and beyond, according to new analysis that shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations. A new analysis of demographic trends by progressive voter participation group Voto Latino found 295.1 percent growth in new registrations from Latino voters between 2014 and 2018. And 90 […]

Kamala Harris reveals immigration plans which would give DREAMers a path to citizenship

Many of the country’s roughly 2 million DREAMers would gain a pathway to citizenship under a plan released yesterday by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who would use executive action to break through congressional deadlock. In a plan that reflects the creative legal thinking of California’s former attorney general, Harris would reinstate the DACA […]