Tuesday, March 19, 2019

GOP Senate Delays Latino Nominees for Court Posts

With the U.S. Senate closing in on its year-end recess, Latino judicial nominations are languishing thanks to Republican leaders’ inaction. Despite “judicial emergencies,” the Senate has failed to take a vote on several judicial nominations including that of Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo who was nominated by President Obama in November 2014 to the U.S. Court […]

Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Saldaña is a Dallas based federal prosecutor and will become the first Latina to lead the agency responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding border control, customs, trade and immigration. In a statement regarding Saldaña’s confirmation, […]