Monday, March 1, 2021

Migrants Families Pressure Biden to Confront the New Border Crisis

President Biden’s first immigration crisis has begun as thousands of families have made their way towards the Southwestern border in the past few weeks with the hopes of a friendlier reception. More than 1,000 people who were detained have now been released after the reversal of some Trump’s executive orders. Now many more people gather […]

Latinos Navigating Obstacles to Access the Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Marina Del Rios, a doctor from Chicago, says that low vaccinations rates among Latinos is not just due to their hesitancy. She  states that in many cases it comes down to questions of logistics and access, “Most people are willing to get vaccinated, they have more questions related to ‘where can I get the […]

Senators Reintroduce Immigration Reform Bill Protecting Dreamers

Just yesterday, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced the latest duplication of the Dream Act which is a part of a new immigration reform. The proposed legislation which was first introduced in 2001 would give some young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to pursue a path toward […]

Senate Confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary

Just yesterday the Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary making him the first Latino to have a position that will have a central role in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, a Russia- linked cyber hack, and domestic extremism. Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a […]

Biden to Sign Executive Order to Reunite Separated Families

President Biden will sign three executive orders today that will aim at former President Trump’s hardline immigration policies and try to amend the consequences of those policies including establishing a task force designed to reunite families separated at the U.S.- Mexico border. The latest orders build upon the actions taken by the President in his […]

Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Ban; Jeopardizing DACA Recipient

Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s fate hangs in balance, caught between deportation and a judge’s decision to block Biden’s deportation ban. The former DACA recipient’s deportation to Honduras early this week had been stopped by President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Maradiaga was transferred from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Los Angeles […]

Goya Board Silences CEO After Telling Fox News the Election was Rigged

Goya’s board of directors decided to silence CEO Robert Unanue because of his public comments in support of former President Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud. The board of the Latino food company decided to take those measures after his most recent and controversial remarks that questioned the legitimacy of the Presidential election. […]

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

Senate Democrats introduced legislation to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans in the U.S., stating that the decisions taken by former President Trump on his last day in office to protect Venezuelans from deportation fell short. Senator Bob Menendez stated, “After four years of empty promises and deceit, nobody believes Donald Trump had an […]

White Americans are getting Vaccinated at a Higher Rate than Black & Latino Americans

Black and Latinos are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at lower rates than White Americans, a disparity that health advocates blame on the federal government and hospitals for not prioritizing equitable access. A CNN analysis of data from 14 states found vaccine coverage is twice as high among White Americans on average than compared to Black […]

President Biden Suspends Deportation for 100 Days & Pauses “Remain in Mexico” Policy for Asylum Seekers

On his first full day in office as President, Biden announced two important immigration policy changes. The first policy change was the 100-day pause on deportations And the second one was that asylum seekers who attempt to enter the U.S. will no longer be part of a  policy enacted under former President Trump that forced […]