Monday, December 17, 2018

Latino College completion is key in California

For California to maintain its standing as the fifth-largest economy in the world, the state has to produce at least 1.65 million college graduates by 2030, but it won’t reach this goal without Latino educational success. Latinos are intrinsically tied to the state’s future, by 2060, almost half of California’s population will be Latino “and […]

Latino Arab-American hopes indictment will help him win congressional seat

Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the favored Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, was indicted. The 29-year-old former Obama administration Labor Department official whose father is a Palestinian Muslim and mother a Mexican-American Catholic has never held elected office. In […]

With Obama’s support young Latino Arab-American hopes to win a House seat

A young Democratic congressional candidate of Latino and Arab descent who is running against an incumbent in a traditionally Republican district, got a boost from his old boss, former President Barack Obama. Campa-Najjar, 29, is one of nearly 100 Democrats across the country who were endorsed Wednesday by Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first […]

Judge dismisses Trump Administration lawsuit against California immigration laws

Yesterday a federal judge dismissed the Trump administration’s lawsuit challenging several California laws that protect undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge John Mendez sided with California in its request to reject the Justice Department’s complaint against SB 54, known as the “sanctuary state law,” and AB 103, which requires transparency in the monitoring of detention facilities, […]

Antonio Villaraigosa hopes Latino voters will help him become California’s Governor

Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor who has struggled to gain footing with voters, was on a last-ditch 24-hour campaign blitz on his home turf this week. His goal: to motivate Latinos to turn out and vote during next week’s primary. “Certainly the numbers are there, both in terms of the size […]

“Selena” producer is building movie theaters in Latino communities

Latino moviegoers make up a disproportionate share of the U.S. box office, boosting the ticket sales for films such as Pixar’s “Coco” and Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” yet there is a lack of movie screens in predominantly Latino neighborhoods. That disparity is where cinema owner and “Selena” producer, Moctesuma Esparza, sees an opportunity. […]

Vice President Pence visits the Mexico-California border, just miles away from the caravan

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Calexico border wall yesterday where he received a briefing on the construction of the barrier, got a tour and delivered remarks to Customs and Border Patrol employees. “This is the beginning of keeping our promise to the American people that we’re going to build a wall,” Pence said The […]

California Governor sends troops to the Mexican Border

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an order authorizing 400 state National Guard troops to be deployed as part of President Donald Trump’s order for troops to be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico. “We want to be cooperative,” Mr. Brown said Tuesday during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington. “There’s […]

California sues the Trump Administration over citizenship question on Census

Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. “The citizenship question is the latest attempt by President Trump to stoke the fires of anti-immigrant hostility,” […]

Oakland mayor stands by her decision of telling immigrants about ICE raids

Federal immigration agents arrested more than 150 people in California, days after Oakland’s mayor gave early warning of the raids. On Saturday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned residents that “credible sources” had told her a sweep was imminent, calling it her “duty and moral obligation” to warn families. The warning “was meant to give all […]