Friday, February 23, 2018

Once again the fate of DREAMers is in limbo.

Senate Democrats wound up voting to reopen the federal government after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reassured Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y) that Senate would vote on some kind of immigration legislation by mid-February. The 81-18 vote allowed a spending bill to fund the government through Feb. 8, reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) […]

There may still be hope for Congress

After countless meetings and finger-pointing, the three-day government shutdown seems to be coming to an end. Earlier today enough Senate Democrats joined Republicans to advance a three-week extension of funding in exchange for GOP assurances that Congress would take up a larger immigration bill in that time. Schumer announced the agreement shortly ahead of the […]

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif) is Expanding the Latino Presence within the Democratic Party as He Continues to Exceed Fundraising Expectations for Candidates

In 2016, six additional Latinos joined the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate welcomed its first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate. All were backed by the Hispanic Caucus’ political action committee – BOLD PAC.

Rep. Gutierrez (D-Ill.) Eyes 2020 President Run

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to Congress, and confirmed that he will be pursuing another move: testing the presidential waters.

Latino Political Power, an FBI Concern Unveiled

Historians are saying that a memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents by the National Archives shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos.

Digging His Own Grave, Trump’s Relationship with Latino Voters

Trump’s hostile rhetoric and actions toward Latinos, Republican strategists say, could not only undercut candidates in competitive 2018 races and make the White House harder to retain in 2020 but also further tarnish a GOP brand that party leaders have struggled for years to sell to skeptical Latino voters.

Post-DACA Decision DC Latino Immigrants Fear Deportation

The central talking point at the Fiesta DC celebration on Sunday was immigration reform. The Latino festival comes on the heels of President Trump’s decision to repeal protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as young children. “Today is the day we can all come out of the shadows,” Gunther Sanabria said. “We can […]

Trump Says No Deal on DACA

Following a dinner at the White House Wednesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed that Trump agreed to work toward a deal that would protect individuals affected by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for border security measures. “We […]

Latino Group Snubs Trump for Actions Against the Latino Community

For the first time in almost 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will not have the sitting president attend its annual convention. The organization cites Trump’s controversial actions and remarks about Latinos as the reason they did not issue an invitation. “The president was not invited this year based on his slanderous comments […]

DREAMers Are Not Just from Latin America

The debate around illegal immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is often centered on Latinos, however, the population that immigrated to the United States illegally as minors is much more diverse than that. While the majority of applicants to the DACA program are from Mexico, and other predominantly Latino countries, seven of […]