Friday, May 7, 2021

House Passes Immigration Bills for DREAMers & Farmworkers

The House passed two immigration bills; one that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers and another one that would allow green cards for farmworkers. The first bill, the American Dream and Promise Act, would provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as […]

Democrats won’t Vote on Biden’s Immigration Plan This Month

Democrats have promised to place key immigration bills on the floor this month, but President Biden’s immigration bill won’t be one of them. Instead, Democrats are moving ahead with an alternative plan: place Biden’s immigration bill through committee with the full House votes on more targeted immigration legislation that already has the support of Representatives. […]

Democrats Prepare for Problems Over Biden’s Immigration Plan

President Biden’s immigration plan will finally land on Capitol Hill next week, but supporters who are hoping for change now that Democrats control all of Washington are in for a disappointment. Facing a rapidly approaching deadline in April to act, Democrats are instead focusing to pass popular immigration bills that already have bipartisan backing, including […]

Democrats gear up to fight back against GOP senators on DACA

Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing to use the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program against vulnerable Senate Republicans. The high court is poised to rule any week now on whether President Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices come down on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Candace Valenzuela, the Latina underdog for Texas House seat picks up momentum

The only Latina challenger for a Texas House seat in 2020 broke her district’s single-quarter fundraising record for a Democrat, surpassing a high achieved 15 years ago, according to preliminary numbers from the campaign. Candace Valenzuela, a local school board member, is facing a July runoff election against fellow Democrat Kim Olson, a retired Air […]

As Biden vows to pick a woman vice president, Latino organization suggests a few Latinas

Now that Joe Biden has pledged he’ll select a woman as his running mate, one of the questions being asked is why not a Latina for vice president? “Latina American public servants across the country have an unparalleled track record of getting things done for their communities, states and the country. It’s about time we […]

Biden campaign trying to make up ground with Latinos

The morning after Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday romp, one of his top House endorsers, California Rep. Tony Cardenas, called the campaign with an urgent plea: Fix the problem with Latino voters. Fast. “Now that you have the resources, are you going to put them into the Latino voting community?” Cardenas said he asked a top […]

LULAC denounces voter suppression on Super Tuesday

The country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization denounced voter suppression incidents today in areas with large minority populations during Tuesday’s primary elections in 14 states. “Latinos have become the largest minority voting bloc in 2020, and our community is at the heart of the voting base in states like California and Texas. Yet, it is […]