Sunday, April 21, 2019

First border wall contract under Trump begins construction

The federal government began work on Wednesday to replace a section of border wall in California, this represents the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration. Customs and Border Protection is replacing a little more than two miles in downtown Calexico, a sliver of the president’s plan for a “big, beautiful wall” with Mexico. […]

More than a 100 people arrested after immigration raids in California

Federal immigration agents have reportedly detained more than 100 people in ongoing sweeps in the Los Angeles area, targeting undocumented people. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson Danielle Bennett tells NPR in an email that the agency is going after “individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.” The immigration […]

Uncertainty is keeping undocumented California students from applying for financial aid

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal status to apply for the same financial aid as other students, but officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping students from seeking help. “We’re 20,000 students behind,” said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization […]

Eligible Latino and Asian Families Underutilizing Subsidized Childcare

According to research released by the California Budget and Policy Center, there are more than a million Latino children in California eligible to receive subsidized childcare, however, only 11 percent are actually enrolled. The same research also found more than 100,000 Asian children eligible, with only about an 8 percent enrollment rate. “Many parents who […]

Unprecedented Number of Latinos Running in California US House Race

Xavier Becerra inherited his congressional seat from a barrier-breaking Latino, Edward Roybal, and now, in the special election being held to replace him, a record number of Latinos are vying to take his place in Congress. With Latinos representing sixty-seven percent of District 34, the race has no fewer than 15 Latinos, including 8 Latinas. […]

Clinton Won Puerto Rico, Now Here Comes California

Hillary Clinton had some great wins in the Caribbean this weekend which put her on the cusp of claiming the Democratic presidential nomination and sending rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, back to Capitol Hill. Yet, despite her wins in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton’s attention on Sunday night was focused on […]

Latino Lawmakers Act to Reverse a History of Anti-Immigrant Legislation

In California, a new generation of Latino lawmakers is intent on erasing anti-immigrant laws from the history books. Legislation like Proposition 187, which withheld services like healthcare and education from undocumented immigrants, is chief among these laws. The law has since been struck down as unconstitutional, after it passed with 59% voter approval in 1994. […]

Guest Blogger: Hilda Solis “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014”

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of family trips to the San Gabriel Mountains for hiking, picnicking and breathing fresh, clean air — a welcome escape from the smell of the Puente Hills Landfill, near our home. Those trips offered temporary respite, as well, for my father, who contracted lead poisoning after working in […]

Guest Blogger: Hilda Solis “Nuestra mamá tierra”

Por Hilda Solís Sabemos que la contaminación global del carbono está causando que el clima cambie y este año alcanzó el mayor nivel de concentración en la historia humana Para mí y mi familia, no solo esta es una época de reflexión y celebración, también es una oportunidad para agradecer por todas nuestras bendiciones.  Aunque suele […]

Latino Voter Numbers Increase, Yet Still Significantly Lower Than Other Groups

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that a record of 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, yet still participated in less numbers than black and white voters. The research shows that while 48% of Latino eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, 66% of black eligible voters participated […]