Saturday, February 22, 2020

Telemundo poll finds Biden and Sanders tied for support of Nevada’s Latino voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are in a statistical tie for about a third each of Nevada Latinos’ caucus vote, but about 35 percent are aligned with other candidates or are undecided, according to a Telemundo poll released Tuesday. The Feb. 10-12 poll of 625 registered Latino voters in Nevada found […]

These are the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls

A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote this November and democrats are still figuring out how to get them in the party to turn out. Latinos come from more than two dozen countries, and are of varying races, religions and cultures. Trying to find a cohesive message for such a […]

DHS and Trump Administration now making Brazilian asylum seekers wait in Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that it is expanding Migrant Protection Protocols to Brazilian nationals seeking asylum at the U.S./Mexico border. The policy, colloquially referred to as the “remain in Mexico” initiative, requires migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to await their court dates on the Mexican side of the border, where there […]

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce “public charge” immigration rule

The Supreme Court issued an order yesterday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs. The court voted 5-4. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said they would have left a lower court ruling in […]

Veronica Escobar to deliver Spanish-language response to State of the Union address

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) will give the Democrats’ Spanish-language response to President Trump’s State of the Union address next month, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Friday. “Whether it’s giving a voice to Latinos across America, or helping her home town of El Paso heal after gun violence, or holding the Trump Administration accountable […]

‘Party Of Five’ reboot features Latino family and sheds light on immigrant families

The creators of the original 1990 drama “Party Of Five” found a new opportunity to bring back the iconic show in a timely, reinvented manner with a star-studded Latino cast. In the original show, written by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, centered on a white family of five siblings who raise each other after their […]

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity in the island

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico in the early hours of Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez signed an executive order today declaring a state of emergency throughout the island as well as an order that activated the National Guard. The quake hit close to the town of Tallaboa on the […]

Julián Castro endorses Warren for president

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro, who dropped out of the race last week, threw his support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren today. Castro, who was Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama, made the announcement in a video. He said he and Warren “share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where people — […]

New Jersey Governor signs bill that allows undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed a bill yesterday that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The bill allows state residents who can’t prove they are in the U.S. lawfully to receive permits and standard driver’s licenses or an identification card. A statement from Murphy’s office said that it was aimed at improving roadway […]

Trump Administration to impose even more restrictions for asylum seekers

Yesterday the Trump administration presented a new set of restrictions to the nation’s asylum system, unveiling a proposal to significantly expand the crimes that render migrants ineligible for asylum in the U.S. to include convictions of using false documents and crossing the border illegally more than once. The proposed rule by the Department of Homeland […]