Monday, August 19, 2019

More than 150 influential Latinos pen “letter of solidarity” amid rising fears in the Latino community

Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful […]

Latinos in Texas living in fear after Walmart shooting

While public displays of mourning continue outside the Walmart in El Paso, some of the toughest conversations are happening inside Latino households. In a house about 10 minutes from where the attack happened, an organization called Border Network for Human Rights is hosting what in Spanish is called a “charla,” or a chat, giving a chance for people […]

El Paso residents outraged that Trump didn’t mention Latinos in his speech

President Trump condemned white supremacy from the White House yesterday, but left Latinos out of his speech. It’s a significant omission and a stark difference from the written document that has been linked to the 21-year-old gunman who allegedly opened fire on weekend shoppers Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The shooter’s alleged document […]

Supreme Court rules that the citizenship question will not be added to the census for now

The Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being in a major setback for the Trump administration. Writing for a 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Commerce Department wanted to add the question. “If judicial […]

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, […]

Poll finds that Latinos in Florida are divided on Trump

As President Trump’s campaign launches its “Latinos for Trump” effort, new polling shows a divided Latino community — and opposition to Trump’s reelection. The Telemundo Station Group’s 2019 Hispanic Opinion Poll found that 56% of Florida’s Latino registered voters would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat and 34% would vote to reelect the president. […]

Analysis shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations

Latino voters are set to play a key role in the 2020 election and beyond, according to new analysis that shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations. A new analysis of demographic trends by progressive voter participation group Voto Latino found 295.1 percent growth in new registrations from Latino voters between 2014 and 2018. And 90 […]

New evidence suggests the administration sought to suppress Latino votes with citizenship question

Latino leaders say new information on how the Trump administration decided to add the citizenship question on the 2020 census is the “smoking gun” that backs their assertions that the administration sought to suppress Latino votes. “You could smell this smoking gun from a mile away,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has sued over […]

Study finds that Mexican immigrants are more highly skilled than before

The number of college-educated Mexican immigrants in the United States has risen more than 150 percent since 2000, according to a study released yesterday. Mexican immigrants with a bachelor’s degree rose from 269,000 in 2000 to 678,000 in 2017, an increase of 409,000, according to the report by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think […]

Group finds new way to get more Latinos to vote: “Quinceañeras”

In the world of quinceañeras, there are padrinos (godparents) and a Mass, the chambelanes and damas (boy and girl attendants), a waltz, and possibly soon — voter registration. Yesterday, Jolt Initiative, a Texas-based Latino civic participation advocacy group, launched an effort to get young Latinas preparing to celebrate their quinceañeras to register their ceremonies with its Poder Quince/ […]