Monday, October 18, 2021

Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico”, arguing that the policy had been dormant for more than a year and that abruptly reinstating it […]

First Latina surgeon general urges people to wear masks and get COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Antonia Novello, the first Latina  to serve as U.S. surgeon general, is spending her birthday administering COVID-19 vaccines at a health center in San Juan, Puerto Rico as well as urging more Latinos to get vaccinated and wear masks. She was surgeon general under President George H.W. Bush and now she divides her time […]

Federal judge orders Biden administration to bring back Trump-era border policy

A federal judge in Texas ordered the Biden administration to revive a Trump-era border policy that required migrants to stay in Mexico until their U.S. immigration court date. Soon after President Biden took office, he ended the policy known as “remain in Mexico” that resulted in thousands of migrants having to stay and wait in […]

Latinos make up for more than half of the U.S. population growth

The Census Bureau announced that Latino population grew to 62.1 million. According to the 2020 census, Latinos accounted for 51.1% of the country’s growth, increasing to 18.7% of the U.S. population. Latinos were 50.5 million, which is 16.3%, of the national population in 2010, which means that the Latino population grew by 23% from in […]

Under new policy, ICE will not arrest or deport undocumented victims of crime

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will avoid arresting or deporting undocumented people who are victims of crimes except in exceptional circumstances. The agency’s new policy is the latest effort by the Biden administration to pivot from the Trump administration and tailor enforcement priorities. Moving forward, ICE will require agents and officers to help undocumented victims […]

Michigan border patrol agents accused of racially profiling Latinos

Two House Democrats demand answers from the Biden administration after a recent report accused Border patrol agents in Michigan of targeting Latino residents from 2012 to 2019. The two representatives, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to address the “serious allegations of discrimination by Michigan […]

Latino cartoonist is using his art to encourage vaccinations

Lalo Alcaraz, author of the first nationally syndicated Latino political cartoon strip “La Cucaracha” is creating culturally relevant art for CovidLatino.org to help spread information about the COVID-19 vaccines and testing in Latino communities specially in the Southwest. Alcaraz said, “It’s right up my alley as far as something that I believe in and that […]

Honoring the two-year anniversary of the El Paso massacre that targeted Latinos

Pastor Michael Grady was in a store on a Saturday morning two years ago when he received a call from his wife. She had learned that their daughter was lying in a pool of blood in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, after being shot three times. When he arrived to see his daughter Michelle […]

DREAMEr qualifies for the Olympics, but his DACA status almost kept him away

Runner Luis Grijalva, an Arizona college student, got the news that he will be going to Tokyo to participate in the Olympics, representing his native country, Guatemala. However, in his case, being able to live his dream as an Olympian went beyond qualifying as an athlete. Grijalva was named to the Guatemalan Olympic team last […]

New Biden Immigration Plan Will Speed Up Asylum and Deportation

As the number of migrants increases to the highest level in two decades, the Biden administration has drafted a 21- point plan to weigh their asylum claims more quickly and deport those who don’t qualify. In the plan, the administration calls for asylum officers to have full authority to rule on asylum claims for migrants […]