Monday, December 17, 2018

DACA Just the Latest Blow for Latino Voters

Almost a year ago, the long lines of early voters outside Cardenas market became a lasting image for the 2016 presidential cycle in Nevada, ultimately helping to deliver the state to Hillary Clinton. Today the shoppers at the mall are more hesitant when it comes to politics, feeling targeted by Trump’s latest decisions to eliminate […]

Feds Say Border Wall Prototypes to be Available by Late Summer

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said that prototypes of what sections on the border wall with Mexico will look like will be completed by late summer. Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said up to eight prototypes will be up by September so that DHS can decide which design […]

Trump Considering Reversing Obama-Era Policies on Cuba

According to NBC sources, President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s executive orders regarding liberalized trade and travel with Cuba. Although the president is unlikely to break diplomatic relations or close the U.S. embassy in Havana, there is also strong Republican support in the Senate for continuing Obama-era policies. Fifty-four Republican senators support lifting the […]

Mexican Businessman Announces Creation of ‘Trump’ Toilet Paper

A Mexican businessman announced he is introducing “Trump” toilet paper in response to how bothered he is by President Trump’s remarks about his country. Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer, has signed a contract for an initial small fun worth about $21,400, enough toilet paper to fill two cargo trucks, and hopes to create enough demand […]

Report Finds Anti-Terror Tool Being Used to Find Undocumented Immigrants

On Thursday, The Detroit News reported that federal investigators are using a device designed for counterterrorism to find the location of undocumented immigrants. The device, known as Hailstorm or Stingray, simulates a cell tower and fools nearby phones into providing location data, and can also interrupt cellular service in the targeted area. “ICE officers and […]

Trump’s U.S. Treasury Pick to be 7th Latina Treasurer

President Trump has nominated Jovita Carranza for U.S. Treasurer, making her possibly the 7th Latina to hold that position since the Nixon administration. Once confirmed, Carranza’s signature would be on American’s paper money and she would oversee the U.S. Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Fort Knox, and serve as a liaison to the Federal Reserve. […]

May Day Rallies Also Manifest ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On May Day Monday, thousands of immigrants, activists, workers and allies, in more than 40 cities across the country, took to the streets to join in the national “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Organizers said the protest was in response to President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. “We’re looking for protection and respect for the immigrant community, especially […]

Trump Slams Dems and Puerto Rico for Possible Government Shutdown

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Democrats were attempting to bail out insurance companies and Puerto Rico from ObamaCare, and on Thursday, he went further to suggest Democrats were willing to shut down the government for the sake of Puerto Rico. Trump’s comments come in lieu of lobbying efforts by island officials, to close a Medicare […]

AFL-CIO Warns Trump Could Put Even More Latino Workers at Risk

On Wednesday, AFL-CIO released its annual job deaths report, showing an increase in Latino and immigrant workers’ deaths in 2015, while work deaths among all other groups has remained the same. As Republicans in the Senate get ready to vote on President Trump’s labor pick, AFL-CIO has issued warnings that progress in worker safety and […]

U.S. Loses Trade Battle with Mexico

Mexico just won a trade battle with the U.S., and it’s the first loss for the Trump administration. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in Mexico’s favor, granting it the ability to impose trade sanctions worth $163 million a year against the U.S. According the WTO the trade sanctions are equivalent to the […]