Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today, Census day, Univision releases Spanish-language ‘anthem’ to get Latinos to participate

Uforia, Univision’s Latin music multimedia channel, launched a Spanish-language census “anthem” today to persuade U.S. Latinos to participate in the decennial count. The song’s theme centers on the importance of participating in the census, despite the fear of many Latinos to engage with government. “Who said fear?” begin the song’s lyrics, recapturing a common Mexican […]

Supreme Court turning its attention to Sanctuary’ laws

The Trump administration’s efforts to force state and local authorities to abandon “sanctuary” policies and cooperate with federal immigration agents have mostly been panned by lower courts, and the Supreme Court soon may weigh in. One justice — albeit one no longer on the high court — already has. Retired justice David H. Souter last […]

U.S. indicts Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

The Trump administration unsealed sweeping indictments against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle on narcoterrorism charges yesterday, a dramatic escalation in the U.S. campaign to force the authoritarian socialist from power. The administration also announced a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture or conviction, an extraordinary bounty on […]

CWA Union and AT&T Announce Employee Bonus

This week, the CWA Union and AT&T announced a groundbreaking initiative to support CWA frontline workers. Under these unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances facing the country, the union and AT&T negotiated a bonus pay that recognizes employees incredible work. After the announcement was made, Latino organizations and Latino leaders at the nation’s capital showed their support […]

Latinos in New York City are disproportionately losing their jobs because of coronavirus

A survey published yesterday found that job losses related to the coronavirus pandemic have disproportionately affected Latinos in New York City. Experts who surveyed 1,000 city residents found that 41 percent of Latinos said that either they or someone else in their household had lost their jobs in the last two weeks, according to the report […]

As Biden vows to pick a woman vice president, Latino organization suggests a few Latinas

Now that Joe Biden has pledged he’ll select a woman as his running mate, one of the questions being asked is why not a Latina for vice president? “Latina American public servants across the country have an unparalleled track record of getting things done for their communities, states and the country. It’s about time we […]

Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus and not fear being deported

Yesterday President Trump said undocumented immigrants should be able to get tested for coronavirus without fear of arrest or deportation. “The answer is yes, we will do those tests,” Trump said during a White House briefing. “You could say illegal alien, you could say illegal immigrant, you could say whatever you want to use your definition of […]

Experts worry ‘Puerto Rico is going to be ignored’ during coronavirus pandemic

Puerto Rico has taken drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, such as implementing an islandwide curfew, banning cruise ships and closing schools and all nonessential businesses. The island’s governor, Wanda Vazquez, wants to go a step further: She has requested that the Federal Aviation Administration suspend domestic and international flights to Puerto Rico […]

ICE pausing most immigration enforcement amid coronavirus crisis

Immigration authorities will halt most enforcement across the U.S., shifting efforts to deport only foreign nationals who have committed crimes or pose a threat to public safety, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said yesterday. The agency said it will “temporarily adjust” its enforcements, specifically saying people should not avoid seeking “medical care because they fear civil […]

Latino groups issue coronavirus guide in Spanish after Trump administration fails to do so

The president’s latest advice on slowing the spread of coronavirus was not available online in Spanish as of Tuesday, alarming some Latino groups. A banner in English stamped across the coronavirus page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website links to the latest administration guidance for preventing coronavirus. The guidelines published by the […]