Thursday, July 7, 2022

Can Abortion Stir the Latinx Democratic and Republican Voters?

The latest news of the possibility to overturn Roe vs. Wade has drastically added a new dynamic to the work that Latinx political consultants and those who organize voters must do to mobilize the Latinx vote. Mayra Macias, Chief Strategy Officer of Build Back Better, formed an organization to help promote the impacts of laws […]

Latinx Community Will Be Disproportionally Affected if Roe v. Wade is Reversed

Latinos on the front lines of providing abortions under increasingly restrictive state anti-abortion laws said that the leaked opinion signals an end to abortion access and that it would disproportionally affect Latinx people and other communities of color. After Monday’s leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the […]

Guest Blogger: “Will Democrats, Independents, and Progressives Wake Up in Arizona, Before it is Too Late?”

After 32 years as a red state, Arizona went blue in 1996. One of the main reasons was that Hispanics and Native Americans decided to participate because they were motivated by the notion that a similar bill like Prop 187 of California could be presented in Arizona by the State Legislature and signed by the […]

After Growing Up Legally in the U.S. Many Young Adults Now Face Deportation

More than 200,000 children who grew up in the U.S. legally under the protection of their parents’ temporary visas risk losing their legal status when they turn 21. Whether it is because of immigration backlogs, or because they are not eligible, they have been unable to become permanent residents and now face deportation. According to […]

Biden Discusses Immigration with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members

This week, President Biden held a 90-minute meeting at the White House with seven leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and his top aides to discuss immigration. During the meeting, he said the administration would ultimately end Title 42, and asked the members to help him justify his immigration policies in public and in […]

Guest Blogger: Sindy Benavides, CEO of LULAC ‘After SCOTUS Ruling, Puerto Rico Statehood Even More Imperative’

This column was first published on RealClearPolitics  The United States was founded on the premise that taxation without representation is tyranny – not democracy. This week, that basic premise was once again denied to the people of Puerto Rico when the U.S. Supreme Court opted to continue the systemic discrimination of Puerto Ricans (who are American citizens) […]

U.S Supreme Court Leans Towards Upholding “Remain in Mexico” Order

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held a hearing for the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to be heard in court. Some of the Supreme Court’s conservative Justices sided with the Texas lawmakers as well […]

DOJ Settles with UPS Over Discrimination Claims Against Migrant Workers

This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had reached a settlement with UPS over discrimination claims against migrants. It is alleged that UPS discriminated against a migrant worker by asking him to present additional documents proving that he was allowed to work in the U.S. The DOJ conducted an investigation, which found […]

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 […]

Number of Cuban Migrants at U.S.- Mexico Border Will Reach Historic Level

By the end of the year, the number of Cubans arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border will reach a historical level. According to internal Customs and Border Protection data, many Cuban migrants crossing the border have overpassed those migrating from Central America during the month of March. It was reported by the Washington Post that during […]