Saturday, December 14, 2019

Republicans block vote on TPS for Venezuelans

Senate Republicans, before leaving for a six-week break, blocked a vote Tuesday on whether to grant Temporary Protected Status, known as TPS, to Venezuelans in the U.S. who fled political and economic turmoil at home. The designation gives Venezuelans the ability to live and work legally in the U.S. Venezuela is the No. 1 country […]

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 […]

Republicans join Democrats in rejecting Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

A dozen Republicans joined Senate Democrats yesterday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, arguing that the president had exceeded his powers in trying to build a border wall over Congress’s objections. The 59-to-41 vote on a measure already approved by the House set up the first veto of […]

Study reveals that young Latino voters will be key in Texas

As Americans prepare to head to the ballot box for midterm elections on November 6, a new study found that young Latinos are set to become one of the most important voting blocs in Texas. Published by the Jolt Initiative, a Texas-based nonprofit, the report concludes that Latinos, who make up nearly 40 percent of […]

Guest Blogger: Enrique Davis-Mazlum “Can mid-term elections reshape U.S. political system?”

The upcoming mid-term elections which will take place on November 6th, 2018, are key to shaping the United States’ political system. For many, a conservative Senate majority is a threat to women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, health care, student loans, immigration reform, the status of DACA students, gun control among other issues and that is why […]

The future for Latino Republicans is uncertain

When Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican who didn’t vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016, considers helping deliver the key state of Florida to his party’s nominee again in 2020, he sighs. “Oh, that’s a long time away,” he says. When asked about the lasting impact to the Republican Party’s support […]

Immigration talks reach crossroad: Citizenship or not?

Talks between Republicans across the political spectrum trying to reach a potential immigration deal that would unite the conference have reached a crossroads — and once again it has to do with citizenship. “For us, a bridge into the legal immigration system for young immigrants brought to the country as children through no fault of […]

Republicans are 15 signatures away from forcing DACA vote

More than 200 lawmakers — including 20 Republicans — have now signed a discharge petition to circumvent leadership and trigger a series of votes on the floor dealing with immigration. As of Tuesday evening, petition proponents needed just 15 more signatures to reach the magic number of 218, but it will be this last group […]

DACA limbo: while some states help DACA students, other states bar them from school

Seonki Jo, who was brought to America from South Korea at age 3, has lived in Duluth, Georgia, nearly all his life. When it came time for him to begin his college search, he wanted to stick close to home, but he couldn’t. Georgia is of the states that not only banned undocumented immigrants like […]

A total of 20 republicans have signed onto a measure that could potentially force vote on DACA

Two more Republicans signed on to a measure that would force an immigration vote in the House just hours after Speaker Paul Ryan urged his colleagues not to do so in a closed-door meeting yesterday. The signatures of New York Rep. John Katko and Michigan Rep. David Trott brought the total to 20 Republicans supporting […]