Friday, April 16, 2021

Human Smugglers Use Facebook to Reach Migrants and Spread False Hope of Reaching the U.S.

Human smugglers are openly advertising their services on Facebook while falsely telling Central Americans interested in crossing undocumented into the U.S. that they can promise a 100% safe journey. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the use of social media by smugglers is not new but the practice is growing, fueling false hope as […]

Latino Groups Push Biden to Nominate More Latino Judges

Several Latino legal and civil rights organizations are pushing for more Latino nominees to the federal bench, arguing that President Biden’s first nominees, which only includes one Latina, is completely unacceptable and that it falls short of his statements that federal courts “should reflect the full diversity of the American people.” Biden’s list includes three […]

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 […]

Biden Urges Migrants Not to Come to the U.S.: ‘Don’t leave your town’

President Biden discourages migrants from coming to the U.S. as his administration scrambles to respond to a surge of unaccompanied migrants children coming into the U.S. There’s been a major increased in the number, of migrant children, over 4,000, in U.S. custody. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement, “we are on pace […]

Latinos Struggle with Rise in Opioid Overdose as Pandemic Triggers a Nationwide Surge

The federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) described the issue of uncontrolled opioid use in the Latino community as a matter of urgency in a special report released in 2020. With the COVID pandemic, the confinement, depression, and financial stress that it has caused, opioid use in the country has escalated. […]

Latino Community Clinics Battle Covid-19 Head On, Now They Want More Vaccines

Across the country, Latino clinics have fought the COVID-19 pandemic which has threatened to devastate their communities from the beginning. Early in the pandemic, these clinics were aware that they would have to find their own ways to inform their communities about the virus, treat them when they got sick, basically ensure that their communities […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Case Associated with Trump Era ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court dismissed a case involving a controversial Trump- era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers. Last month, the Supreme Court Justices concurred to take up a challenge to the ‘public […]

Latina Member of Council Claps Back with Pride After Her Accent was Mocked

Nancy Navarro of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland urges Latino immigrants with a Spanish accent to “wear it with pride and keep moving forward” after two people made fun of her accent during a virtual public hearing earlier this week. Navarro, an immigrant from Venezuela and the only woman on the council, was speaking […]

Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary

Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary clearing his way to lead the country’s schools amid the COVID19 pandemic. Cardona, a former public-school teacher, was approved on a 64- 33 vote. Cardona takes charge of the Department of Education amid the increasing tension between Americans who believe it’s safe […]

‘Blue Beetle’ the First Latino Superhero Movie Set to be Directed by Angel Manuel Soto

Angel Manuel Soto has signed on to direct “Blue Beetle” for Warner Bros’. DC Films division, Variety has confirmed, bringing the studio’s first Latino superhero movie closer to life. Gareth Dunnet- Alcocer, who wrote “Miss Bala” and an earlier draft of Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming remake of “Scarface”, is penning the screenplay. Blue Beetle is one […]