Sunday, July 21, 2019

Trump bypasses 9th Circuit. Determined to End DACA.

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it will petition the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling and allow the Trump administration to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by March. “We are now taking the rare step of requesting direct review on the merits of this injunction by the Supreme Court so that […]

Financial Troubles For Puerto Rico Leads To Dramatic Migration

As the financial crisis continues in Puerto Rico, record breaking numbers of the island’s residents are leaving in order to find better opportunities in the continental United States. Puerto Rico has lost nine percent of its population since 2000. The U.S. Commonwealth’s population accelerated its decline dramatically since 2010, dropping to 3.5 million from 3.8 […]

House GOP Opposes Obama’s Immigration Actions At SCOTUS

The United States House of Representatives voted along party lines to oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration stating that the president overstepped his powers in creating deportation relief programs for millions of undocumented immigrants. A case on those actions is set to be heard by the Supreme Court next month. With a rare move […]

Latino Legal Minds Support Garland Nomination

Yesterday morning, President Obama nominated federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court. This nomination came as a surprise to some who had hoped for a candidate that would increase the high court’s diversity. Nevertheless, many Latino legal experts stated that they support the president’s nomination. Thomas […]

Comentarios from Maria: Executive Actions-An Important Victory

We know that members of the Republican Party have made every effort to block any action to relieve the situation of the undocumented community in this country. We must not forget that the people that Republicans want to continue to suffer under the current immigration laws are the same people who came to this country […]

Comentarios from Maria: A Week of Big Victories

We’ve just lived through a great week in history! It was a triumphant week not only for the Obama Administration, but also for the civil rights of all Americans. We saw the Supreme Court of the United States decide the constitutional future of the Fair Housing Act, the Healthcare Law, also known as Obamacare, and […]

Supreme Court Delivers Historic Victory for Marriage Equality

In a momentous 5-4 decision on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality and deemed the Constitution allows for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states, and that states may no longer reserve the right to marry for heterosexual couples alone. While critics have decried that same-sex marriage undermines the social […]

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The Supreme Court today ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal subsidies used to purchase health coverage received by 6.4 million Americans under the federally-run health exchanges in 34 states are valid under the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare. The case, which saw Chief Justice John Roberts again serve as the linchpin […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the US.  By 2043, they are expected to double in size, yet they lag significantly behind in educational attainment.  By 2018, 45 percent of jobs will require an associate’s degree or higher; however only 26 and 14 percent of U.S.-born Latinos and Latino immigrants have that […]

Supreme Court Hears Case for Voting Rights Act Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Section 5 of the Act is being challenged by Shelby County, Alabama, saying that the provision was necessary in 1695 when there was voter suppression to African Americans, but that discrimination is “non-existent today.” Supporters of the protection of the Voting […]