Sunday, August 14, 2022

Study Found That Black and Latino Millennials Stay Closer to Home for Economic Opportunities

A new Census Bureau and Harvard University study have found that two-thirds of young adults in the United States live close to the homes they grew up in. Of these groups, Latinos, African Americans, and those from low-income families only move a short distance away. Latino and Black young adults have more economic opportunities closer […]

Guest Blogger: Mónica Ramírez, President of Justice for Migrant Women, ‘It’s Time to Reform the Universal Service Fund: Migrant Women Depend on it’

Connectivity is a necessity to participate in today’s society. For vulnerable populations like migrant women and families, dependable phone and internet access can be a gateway to earning an education, accessing healthcare, and keeping connected to real-time information and support services. At Justice for Migrant Women, we are committed to advancing the human and civil […]

Monica Ramirez’s Interview on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos

This week, Monica Ramirez, founder, and president of Justice for Migrant Women joined Jorge Ramos for his show Al Punto on Univision. Monica shared her efforts to be the voice for migrant farmworker women in the U.S. and to shine a light on the rampant sexual assault they face in the agricultural industry. Her Human […]

CBPP Analysis: Coverage Gap and Premium Tax Credit

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how vital it is for Latinos and underprivileged communities to access affordable health coverage. The health and financial stability of the Latino community have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and other economic crises. Furthermore, nearly 11 million low-income Latinos still lack health coverage. More than 600,000 low-income […]

Title 42 Highlights the U.S. Broken Immigration System

Title 42 is a public-health emergency rule invoked in March 2020 by President Trump’s administration to combat the spread of COVID-19. Although it was meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the border, it allowed the immediate expulsion of migrants, including asylum-seekers, without any justification. The policy has been used on nearly 1.9 million occasions […]

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

Venezuelans Can’t Afford Food & Medicines Despite Increase in Monthly Pensions

Last month, the Venezuelan government increased pensions, bringing the monthly minimum wage from roughly $2 to about $30, which is still insufficient to make ends meet. The pension in Venezuela is paid monthly to workers who retire after years of Social Security contributions and when they turn 55, for women, and 60 for men. Venezuela […]

“A Day Without Immigrants” Campaign Calls on Immigrants to Stop Work, School, and Spending on Feb. 14th to Push for Immigration Reform

February 14th is usually a day that everyone associates with love, hearts, and chocolate. However, a campaign called “A Day Without Immigrants” is looking to use the date to raise awareness about the importance of immigrants and their contributions to this country. The campaign was created by Carlos Eduardo Espina, a Mexican-Uruguayan immigrant studying law […]

Puerto Rico is close to resolving its five- year bankruptcy battle

Puerto Rico is closer to resolving its five-year bankruptcy battle after a federal judge approved a restructuring place that would reduce a substantial amount of the $70 billion debt. This week, the restructuring plan approved cutting part of the debt down to about $7 billion. Puerto Rico will commit at least 10% of its general […]

Democrats Fight to Include Immigration in ‘Build Back Better’ Bill

Democrats continue to fight to secure protections for undocumented immigrants. Their latest attempt is to include immigration in the “Build Back Better” economic bill, which would expand the U.S. social safety net. Some Democrats have stated that they would not support the economic bill unless immigration is included. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi can only afford […]