Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Report Finds 150% Spike in Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records

In a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued report released Wednesday, the Trump administration’s push to remove all undocumented immigrants has resulted in a 40 percent increase in immigration arrests, particularly among those with no criminal record. Since the presidential executive order, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested more than 41,000 immigrants […]

AFL-CIO Warns Trump Could Put Even More Latino Workers at Risk

On Wednesday, AFL-CIO released its annual job deaths report, showing an increase in Latino and immigrant workers’ deaths in 2015, while work deaths among all other groups has remained the same. As Republicans in the Senate get ready to vote on President Trump’s labor pick, AFL-CIO has issued warnings that progress in worker safety and […]

Report Finds Latinos Are More Pessimistic About Nation’s Finances

According to a quarterly study conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) that randomly selected 500 Hispanics, Latinos are expressing uncertainty about the nation’s economic long-term forecast more than ever. Hispanic consumer sentiment is down 10 points from December of last year, and 57% said they expected bad times […]

Comentarios from Maria: GOP’s Back-up Plan Against Clinton Goes Up In Flames

Political America can now exhale. FBI Director James Comey announced today that he would not be recommending any charges be brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, for intentionally mishandling classified information. While there is certainly a huge sigh of relief coming from Brooklyn headquarters, there’s no question that […]

Zero Rating Internet Access Essential for the Future

Earlier this week the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) hosted a panel session on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of Zero Rating Internet access and the positive impact of free data on diverse communities. The panelist provided intel from diverse fields within the industry, and discussed Free Data and Zero Rating Internet […]

Hillary Only Candidate To Release Statement On DACA Anniversary

Yesterday, we celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which has helped thousands of un-documented immigrant children stay in the U.S. Unlike this Republican congress, which has gotten less work done than any other congress before it, President Barack Obama took action and signed an executive order which helped keep […]

Latinas Control The U.S Economy

Yesterday, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the United State Small Business Administration (SBA), and Nely Galan, the founder of the Adelante Movement, entered into a partnership that will be focused on empowering and training Latinas, giving them the skills they need to become entrepreneurs. This is a nationwide imitative that will expand on the work that […]

The Battle For Latinos In California

All eyes are on California as the winner of this deceive primary in the Democratic primary. After the Golden State votes on June 7th, Hillary Clinton will finally reach the 2,383 delegates needed to win the democratic presidential nomination, combined with both superdelegates and pledge delegates. But Senator Bernie Sanders hopes to win the state […]

House GOP Opposes Obama’s Immigration Actions At SCOTUS

The United States House of Representatives voted along party lines to oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration stating that the president overstepped his powers in creating deportation relief programs for millions of undocumented immigrants. A case on those actions is set to be heard by the Supreme Court next month. With a rare move […]

New Study Casts Doubts On Future Latino Support For The Democratic Party

With the Latino vote crucial to the electoral success for either party in the 2016 election a new study is calling into question Latinos’ support for the Democratic Party and whether or not that support will hold in future elections. Democrats have traditionally been able to rely on the same voting blocs for their base […]