Friday, January 22, 2021

DACA At Risk; Texas Challenges Legality of DACA

Texas along with 8 other Republican-led stated will ask a federal court today to rule the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful, this program protects from deportation young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. In 2017, the Trump Administration first attempted to end DACA, but their attempts were blocked by the […]

Mixed-Status Families Eligible for New Covid-19 Relief Package

The new Covid-19 relief package is expected to pass Congress very soon and this time households with people of mixed immigration status will be eligible. This is a significant change from the previous relief package because it excluded millions of people in mixed-status families in a pandemic in which immigrants are among the front-line workers. […]

Almost a Dozen Immigrants Detained in Solitary Confinement for More than Two Months

According to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, nearly a dozen immigrants were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and kept in solitary confinement for more then two months. According to the inspection report of the Imperial Regional Detention Facility in Calexico, California,  officials used solitary confinement as a long- term solution for […]

Black & Latinos Feel More Optimistic About the State of the Country After Biden’s Election

According to a new report conducted by The Pew Research Center, Black and Latino Americans are feeling more positive following the days after the presidential election. The study included 11,818 respondents who identified as White, Black, Latino, and Asian. The results showed that the number of Black adults who had indicated to feel angry dropped […]

Connecticut is the First State to Require High Schools to Provide Black & Latino Studies

In the beginning of fall 2022, Connecticut will require high schools to provide African American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies. This will make Connecticut the first state in the US to do this. Governor Ned Lamont announced this on Wednesday after signing the new law. The law requires all high schools to include an […]

Senator Mike Lee Blocks Votes for Latino & Women Museums

Republican Senator Mike Lee from Utah blocked consideration for legislation to establish a National Museum for Latino and for Women stating that the United States does not need “separate but equal museums”. Lee further stated, “”I understand what my colleagues are trying to do and why. I respect what they’re trying to do. I even […]

14 Fort Hood Leaders Suspended Due to Sexual Assault Environment

According to a Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, there was a command climate at Fort Hood military base in Texas which created a “permissive environment for sexual harassment and sexual assault”, thus, 14 leaders at Fort Hood have been suspended or relieved from their positions. This report derives after the disappearance and […]

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 […]

Another Step Forward for the National Latino Museum

Just yesterday, Thursday December 3rd, the senate committee passed legislation which would jumpstart the National Museum of the American Latino. On unanimous vote, the Senate committee agreed to pass the museum proposal, thus, giving the museum a chance of getting a final vote for President Trump to sign into law. When interviewed, Senator Bob Menendez, […]