Saturday, June 22, 2024

House Democrats Called on the Biden Administration to Ease Sanctions on Venezuela

A group of House Democrats called on the Biden Administration to ease sanctions on Venezuela, make more aid available, and open the conversation to re-establish diplomatic relations to alleviate the economic crisis there.  “Given the high costs of the crisis for the Venezuelan people and the hemisphere broadly, we believe the Administration must respond to […]

Supreme Court Overturns Affirmative Action, Black and Hispanic Students Benefits Gone

The Supreme Court says colleges and universities can no longer consider race as a specific basis for granting admission, a landmark decision overturning affirmative action that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education.   Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the conservative majority, saying the Harvard and University of North Carolina admissions […]

Nonprofit Elevated Access Flies Women Who Need to Travel Out-of-State to Get a Legal Abortion

When the Supreme Court struck down Woe v Wade, dozens of women searched for organizations to help those who were about to lose Access to abortion in their states, and in their search found Elevated Access.   Elevated Access is a non-profit that helps transport women via small planes who must travel out of state for […]

Bold PAC Releases New Digital Translation Platform for Latino Voters

The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is building a digital translation platform to help Democrats with their campaign outreach to Latino voters. Bold PAC is releasing the platform Bold Translate, focusing on different topics of interest to Latinos. Bold Translate launched a limited test focusing on jobs and modules centered around reproductive rights […]

Florida Gov. DeSantis Seeks to End Birthright Citizenship for Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces he seeks to eliminate the constitutional guarantee of citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants born in the U.S. This “birthright citizenship” has been protected under the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to all individuals “born or naturalized in the United States.” This language is what protects conservatives from opposing and […]

Misinformation Spreads About the Fate of DACA, Threatening New and Current Recipients

The uncertainty around the fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has produced an abundance of misinformation that has flourished online. More than 580,000 DACA recipients have been living with uncertainty amid a six-year legal battle with the Trump administration. DACA has allowed eligible young immigrants without legal status to work and […]

Biden Administration Allows Over 300,000 Immigrants Temporary Legal Status

The U.S. government announced the extension of the temporary legal status of more than 300,000 immigrants whose deportation protections and work permits were targeted by the Trump administration. The Biden administration will allow roughly 337,000 immigrants to legally continue living and working in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program. The 1990 law authorizing […]

The U.S. Latino Children Population Has Increased, According to U.S. Census

  In the last decade, the number of Latinos under 18 years has increased to 18.8 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% in the past few years and it makes up 25.7% of all U.S. children under 18. Florida was the state with the largest gain of underage Latinos, followed by New Jersey and […]

Migration and Lack of Caregiving Are Affecting the Elderly Population in Puerto Rico

  In Puerto Rico, the population is aging fast, faster than most places on Earth. This pattern has aggravated due to the migration of thousands of working-age Puerto Ricans. Adults over 65 years find themselves more dependent on caregivers and social service institutions since they have ended up alone, with fewer or no close relatives. […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]