Sunday, December 15, 2019

Biden unveils immigration plan and acknowledges the pain caused by the Obama-era deportations

Joe Biden unveiled a plan Wednesday to reform the U.S. immigration system and reverse President Trump’s policies as Democratic White House hopefuls pressure the president over some of his most criticized tactics. In introducing the broad proposal, the 2020 presidential candidate’s campaign also acknowledged the backlash he has faced over the deportation practices of the […]

Bernie Sanders polling well among Latinos, now he needs them to vote

“The only reason that I had any hope in launching a long-shot campaign for Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez told the massive crowd in East River in Queens, “is because Bernie Sanders proved that you can run a grassroots campaign and win in an America where we almost thought it was impossible.” As this coming year’s nominating contest swirls […]

Democrats press for ICE reforms after fake school report

Calls for structural reform of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are growing in the wake of revelations that the agency created a fake school to lure foreign students to violate immigration laws. House Democrats say the law enforcement agency’s mission is too broad and its culture corrupt, but they’ve stopped short of calling for the […]

Julián Castro tells supporters he will have to drop out of race if he doesn’t raise enough money in 10 days

The campaign of Julián Castro, the only Latino vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced in an email yesterday that he will be forced to drop out of the race if he does not raise $800,000 during the next 10 days. “Our campaign is facing its biggest challenge yet,” said campaign manager Maya Rupert in […]

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign trailing behind with Latino voters

The signs at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s San Diego rally had a familiar look — bold capital letters on a trademark “liberty green” background — but with a twist. “Soñar en grande,” they blared, “Luchar con todo” — a Spanish translation of her campaign slogan “Dream Big, Fight Hard.” Her steady climb in presidential primary polls […]

Guest Bloggers: Michael Ramos and José Miguel Madrigal “Will Presidential Candidates Wake Up The Sleeping Giants?”

With racist remarks, constant dishonesty and a lack of ethical behavior expected of our nation’s leader, the presence of Donald Trump in the White House has undeniably captured the world’s attention. Yet, the world is looking to the Democratic Party as the body to replace Mr. Trump with someone who can restore the United States […]

Administration’s official says ICE is ready carry out deportations

The Trump administration’s top official at USCIS said immigration authorities are ready to identify, detain and eventually deport approximately one million undocumented immigrants with pending removal orders. “They’re ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders,” […]

Ocasio-Cortez says migrant women were told to drink out of toilets at detention center

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that migrant women at a Customs and Border Patrol facility in Texas were held in cells without water and told by officers to drink out of the toilet. “This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted yesterday, after her visit to a CBP […]

Democrats roll out the Spanish at the debates in order to appeal to Latino voters

Some of the Democratic candidates touted their Spanish-speaking skills in the debates, impressing some Latinos but leaving others in a huff. The español rolled off the tongues of some candidates better than others but was clearly an attempt by candidates to reach out to the Latino electorate and a nod to the “Latinidad” of Miami, […]

Group praises Julián Castro’s plan to limit ‘immunity’ for police

Tucked into Julián Castro’s police overhaul plan is a proposal to pull back on a judicial doctrine that is regularly used to shield officers from civil lawsuits for brutality or misuse of deadly force. Castro has called for reforming and restricting the “qualified immunity” defense for law enforcement officers in the policing reform plan he released […]