Monday, November 28, 2022

Latinxs Are Better Off With The Biden Administration

America is in a peak transitional economic moment in large part because of the contributions of the Latinx community. Since the economy is critically important to Latinxs, many question when voting: are we better off today than when Democrats took power two years ago? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinxs’ economic gains over the past […]

Guest Blogger: Jimmy Gómez, Congresista Demócrata, ‘El perdón de la deuda estudiantil y el impacto en los latinos’

This column was originally published in La Opinión. Esta acción ayudará a más de la mitad de los estudiantes universitarios latinos quienes han invertido en su educación para poder lograr el sueño americano Cada 30 segundos un joven latino cumple 18 años, poniéndolo a él o a ella, en una posición de tomar una de […]

Undocumented Immigrants Paid Taxes, But Now They’re Aging Without Retirement and Health Benefits

In 1998, Noe Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico, hoping to work and earn enough money to buy a new taxi to replace the decadent one he drove in Mexico City. The part-time musician started construction work in Houston, often playing guitar on the weekends. One day, while driving his bike to work, […]

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 […]