Saturday, September 26, 2020

Latino communities lag in 2020 census response rates amid COVID pandemic

Latino communities are lagging behind in 2020 census response rates, raising fears of low participation that could limit the reach of federal programs in those areas for the next decade. The country’s most heavily Latino congressional district, California’s 40th, had a response rate of 49.5 percent as of Tuesday, compared with the state’s 60.1 percent […]

Joe Biden joins LULAC and Univision in virtual town hall to discuss essential workers

Earlier today Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden joined a virtual town hall to discuss issues of workplace safety in the food industry amid the coronavirus pandemic and how this is disproportionately affecting the Latino community. The virtual town hall was hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Univision. Biden joined LULAC’s […]

Hispanic Caucus calls on administration to investigate working conditions at meat processing facilities

Latino lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to investigate working conditions for meat processing workers and issue a temporary emergency safety standard, days after the president mandated that plants reopen. President Trump issued an executive order Tuesday requiring plants to stay open or reopen amid concerns about food shortages during the current coronavirus crisis. But […]

Trump sued for denying stimulus checks to US citizens married to immigrants

President Trump faces a lawsuit over the federal government declining to issue $1,200 stimulus checks to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without Social Security numbers. The litigation comes after the IRS said that only married couples in which both spouses hold valid Social Security numbers will receive the payments. The suit, filed by a U.S. […]

Trump suggests states may need to make “sanctuary-city adjustments” to receive coronavirus funding

Yesterday President Trump suggested that federal assistance to states financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak could be tied to whether so-called sanctuary cities make adjustments to their immigration policies. The comments from Trump came as both Republican and Democratic governors plead for more funding for their states, warning that budget shortfalls could lead to pay cuts […]

San Juan Mayor says ‘No One’ in Puerto Rico has received a stimulus check

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has alleged that none of the island’s eligible residents have received their expected stimulus payments from the federal government. In an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, said the island has not yet benefited from one of the U.S. government’s signature […]

Poll conducted by Latino Organizations find that nearly 70% of Latinos feel President Trump ignored early signs of Coronavirus spread

According to the nation’s first 2020 poll of solely Latinos living in America, Latinos overwhelmingly feel the president ignored the early signs of the coronavirus, which led to its worsening spread across the country. Overall, 69% agreed that President Trump was to blame for not responding soon enough and making matters worse. “As the Latino […]

The Latino Victory Fund launches digital campaign called ‘Latinos con Biden’

Yesterday a major Latino political advocacy group launched Latinos con Biden, a digital campaign to garner Latino support for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The Latino Victory Fund, the first major Latino organization to endorse Biden, put together the campaign, which will include a website, a weekly web series with top Biden endorsers and […]

Amid COVID19 crisis, AT&T commits $1.2 million to small businesses focused on distance learning

One of AT&T’s core values is to “be there when people need them”. As the world’s largest telecommunications company, their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in that belief. “Our country is grappling with an unprecedented challenge,” said Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. “Now more than ever before, connecting people with the resources they need to maintain […]

Migrant children in Chicago-area shelters infected with coronavirus

There are at least 37 confirmed cases of coronavirus among minors in U.S. custody at a Chicago-area migrant housing center, CBS News reported yesterday. Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit that operates shelters in the Chicago area for unaccompanied migrant children, told CBS that more than half of the 69 minors housed in their facilities have tested positive for the virus. Mailee […]