Friday, January 15, 2021

Joe Biden Picked Xavier Becerra to Lead Health & Human Services

Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden picked Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and created  brand new senior White House positions intended to produce a more aggressive response to COVID-19, which includes addressing the impact on Black people and Latinos. Becerra has served 12 terms in the House of […]

Federal Judge Orders DACA to be Restored

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will begin to accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation. On Friday December 4th, Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, ordered the Trump administration to restore DACA which is a […]

Latino Lawmakers Push for Biden to Pick Lujan Grisham for His Cabinet

As President- elect Joe Biden is building up his team and getting ready to take office next month, some of the members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus have sent a letter to Biden  asking him to choose Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico, for the role of Health and Human Services Secretary. The letter was […]

Trump’s Last Attempt at Limiting Immigration

After Election Day, the Trump Administration has tried to make changes that will make it easier  for immigrants to be denied visas, extend the citizenship test, and appoint new members to an immigration policy board. Some Trump staff has even gone as far as urging Trump to sign an executive order which will end the […]

Nevada’s First Openly Gay Latino Mayor

Daniel Corona becomes the first openly gay Latino in West Wendover, Nevada.  This is Corona’s second term, he was first elected in 2016 after winning by only 100 votes and becoming the youngest mayor in the state. The win is not something that he ever expected in a rural, northeastern Nevada city in Elko Country, […]

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, […]