Sunday, September 25, 2022

Keiser University Grad Celebrated for His Contributions to His Community During Hispanic Heritage Month

When people meet Jorge Matamoros, he greets them with a smile and a handshake. Matamoros came to the U.S. and made it his home. However, it’s his native Costa Rica that has his heart. “It’s kind of, um, bittersweet. For lack of better words, When I visit, it’s always like my heart stays. Part of […]

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, […]

Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Actions to Relocate Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

On Monday, a Texas sheriff announced that his office has opened an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions to move nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, last week. The Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, clarified that the investigation is in its early stages and declined to name any possible suspects. However, he has […]

Latinx-Owned Brand Debuts Nationwide at Target for Hispanic Heritage Month

Years after its first debut, a South Texas Latina-owned business has been recognized nationally with its new collection launching at Target during Hispanic Heritage Month. Based in Brownsville, Texas, JZD is a clothing store owned by espouses Jennifer Serrano, 30, and Veronica Vasquez, 32. They started the business in 2016 when Vasquez decided to quit […]

President Biden to Attend Hispanic Heritage Month’s Annual Gala Hosted by CHCI

President Joe Biden will attend the main event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, DC. The event, organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is called the Annual Awards Gala, and includes prominent Latinos in politics, culture, and advocacy. Biden’s attendance at the 45th annual gala is the first by a sitting president since […]

Second Gentleman Names a Latina, Liza Acevedo, As His New Communications Director

Liza Acevedo, a Latina, was named the new communications director for the Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, the country’s first Second Gentleman, and married Vice President Kamala Harris. Acevedo started her new role in August. Until recently, she was the deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Second Gentleman, Emphoff has focused […]

Under the Biden Administration’s New Finalized Rule, Immigrants on Public Benefits Won’t Face Hurdles to Get Permanent Status

This week, the Biden Administration finalized a rule that will eliminate obstacles for immigrants who benefit from public benefits when applying for permanent status in the U.S. The Trump Administration had modified the “public charge,” decades-old regulation, making it harder for individuals who use public benefits to obtain permanent immigration status. The Biden administration, however, […]

Farmers Push for Immigration Reform to Solve Labor Shortages Amid Rising Food Prices

Farmers across the U.S. are joining advocates in calling for immigration reform to address labor shortages and lower food prices as high production costs continue to affect the agriculture industry. The farm operators said that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, passed by the House and has yet to pass in the Senate, will provide them […]

Migrant Woman Loses Lawsuit Against Her Alleged Rapist & Sbarro

On Friday, a migrant woman accused her manager at Sbarro of raping her several times in 2016 and lost a federal lawsuit against him and Sbarro. The company alleged that she made the accusations to gain legal immigration status, causing her lawyers to push for a mistrial. Sandra Perez said that Zachary Ceballes raped her […]

Biden Administration Launches Effort to Protect DACA

On Wednesday, the Biden Administration furthered efforts to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which lets thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children work and stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a rule allowing the DACA program to continue. The program has protected over 800,000 […]