Monday, November 30, 2020

Two women detained for speaking Spanish win lawsuit against Trump administration

Two years ago, two Latina women, Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda, were detained for speaking Spanish outside a convenient store in Montana. They filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, which, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), decided to settle. In May 2018, Martha and Ana were chatting in Spanish at a convenient […]

Biden Nominates Women & Latinos for His Administration

As of yesterday, President- elect Joe Biden nominated the first woman, Avril Haines, to lead the U.S. Intelligence community and the first Latino, Alejandro Mayorkas, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Haines was a former top CIA official and deputy national security adviser, and she will make history if confirmed by the Senate. Mayorkas’ […]

Biden Chooses Three Latinos for His Administration

Although President Trump has refused to concede the election and accept his lost, President-elect Joe Biden has started to move forward with the transition in order to be ready to take office next year. Just yesterday, Biden announced his first picks for his senior staff and three Latinos were part of that. One of them […]

Federal Judge Invalidates New DACA Rules

In July, 2020, Chad Wolf, Homeland Security secretary, decided to issue a memo claiming that the new application for DACA, a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children from deportation, would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to only one year instead of two. Just  a few days […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poll conducted by Latino Organizations find that nearly 70% of Latinos feel President Trump ignored early signs of Coronavirus spread

According to the nation’s first 2020 poll of solely Latinos living in America, Latinos overwhelmingly feel the president ignored the early signs of the coronavirus, which led to its worsening spread across the country. Overall, 69% agreed that President Trump was to blame for not responding soon enough and making matters worse. “As the Latino […]

The Latino Victory Fund launches digital campaign called ‘Latinos con Biden’

Yesterday a major Latino political advocacy group launched Latinos con Biden, a digital campaign to garner Latino support for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The Latino Victory Fund, the first major Latino organization to endorse Biden, put together the campaign, which will include a website, a weekly web series with top Biden endorsers and […]

Candace Valenzuela, the Latina underdog for Texas House seat picks up momentum

The only Latina challenger for a Texas House seat in 2020 broke her district’s single-quarter fundraising record for a Democrat, surpassing a high achieved 15 years ago, according to preliminary numbers from the campaign. Candace Valenzuela, a local school board member, is facing a July runoff election against fellow Democrat Kim Olson, a retired Air […]