Wednesday, February 20, 2019

16 states sue Trump over national emergency declaration

Sixteen states filed a lawsuit yesterday evening challenging President Trump’s national emergency declaration. The group of states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. “We’re going to try to halt the President from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, from […]

Puerto Rico governor warns Trump that he will sue the president over national emergency declaration

Yesterday Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló threatened legal action against President Trump if American citizens foot the bill for his long-desired border wall shortly after the White House said the president would issue an emergency declaration to secure funding for the structure. “Is it now Puerto Rico and California (American Citizens) that will pay for the wall?” Rosselló […]

Xavier Becerra to deliver Spanish-language SOTU response

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) was chosen yesterday to give the Spanish-language Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 5. “I’m looking forward to addressing my fellow Americans on a day when truth, candor and unity should be the order of the day,” Becerra said in a statement. Becerra, a […]

With new primary schedule in California Latinos will have more say in 2020

Because of a slight calendar adjustment, Latinos will have a larger say in who Democrats elect to run for president in 2020. “One in five American Latinos lives in Texas and if you add California, you get substantial power of the Latino vote to really influence the Democratic Party and reshape especially the Democratic Party […]

Despite a rise in Latinos going to college, access is still uneven

More Latino students than ever are moving through high school to the doorstep of college, challenging higher education to adapt to a new demographic reality. Striving to climb the social ladder, these young Americans are rapidly reshaping the marketplace for college recruiting. They are less affluent than others and less likely to have parents with […]

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 […]