Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Two Latinos Nominated by President Obama to Philadelphia Federal Court

President Obama nominated two Latino judges from Philadelphia to fill in vacant seats for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro and Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, along with Judge Jeffrey L. Schmeh, were nominated by the President Tuesday morning and are waiting to hear a majority vote […]

Legal Barriers Could Impact Participation of Latinos in Upcoming Election

Legal barriers in a total of 23 states threaten to impact voter registration and participation of Latino citizens in the upcoming election. According to a report released today by the Advancement Project, some of the voter suppression policies are alleged noncitizen voter purges of registered voters targeting naturalized citizens, states requiring proof of citizenship for […]

Immigration Battle will move to Moderate States next says Author of Anti-Immigrant Laws

Anti-immigrant laws could soon emerge in states that have traditionally stayed away from passing the divisive legislation within their borders, according to the author of two of the harshest immigration laws in the country. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, by now more closely associated with the divisive anti-immigration laws making headlines across the country […]

Obama Campaign will Target Hispanic Voters

A crucial game-winning piece to keeping the White House in 2012, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign says it will focus on the Hispanic voting bloc. “Hispanics could very well decide this election,” an Obama adviser on the campaign said. Campaign organizers say their strategy is to focus on increasing Hispanic voter turnout in battleground states […]

National Latino Redistricting Roundup

We at News Taco have been doing our best to keep you informed of redistricting battles affecting Latino population areas (really redistricting affects all Latinos everywhere, but that’s a pretty tall order…) So we thought today would be a good day to do a little roundup of these redistricting battles across the country. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Latino […]

States and Cities Should Reconsider Expensive Court Battles

As state legislators across the country continue to push for various anti-immigration bills, two new reports by the Center for American Progress and the Southern Poverty Law Center have exposed the high price tag associated with these growing legal battles. These reports cite the financial, social and economic costs that such immigration bills have already […]