Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Gloria Molina, Pioneering Latina Politician, Remembered for Her Fierce Advocacy

Gloria Molina died on May 14 at age 74, in her home in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was an inspirational Chicana politician in California and a fierce advocate for the communities she represented. Since she announced she had terminal cancer in March, colleagues and news media praised her achievements in articles […]

Border Crossing Have Dropped Since Title 42 Expired

The first day after Title 42 was lifted, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped over 6,200 undocumented migrants from crossing the border on Friday, compared to roughly 11,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10,000 on Thursday. The Covid-era restrictions that allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border expired at 11:59 p.m. […]

Millions of People Are Leaving their Homes and Migrating to the U.S.

Millions of people are leaving Latin America and migrating toward the U.S. in numbers not seen in decades. The pandemic, recessions in the region, unemployment rates hitting decades high, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering a spike in food prices, and violence have led to powerful campaigns encouraging people to migrate to the U.S. This accumulation […]

Migrant Child Labor Debate in Congress Becomes Mired in Immigration Fight

The revelation that migrant children are being exploited for cheap labor in the United States prompted bipartisan outrage and calls to action on Capitol Hill. Congress has not addressed the issue, and legislation to crack down on companies’ use of child labor has gone nowhere. The issue has little Republican backing, while Democrats’ efforts are […]

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Granddaughter of the Late Cesar Chavez, Set to be President Biden’s Campaign Manager

President Joe Biden plans to have Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of the most prominent Latinas in the administration, as his 2024 re-election campaign manager. Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, is a senior advisor to the president and director of the White House of Intergovernmental Affairs. “It makes sense to […]

Texas Representative Fights for More Diverse Education Opportunities in Schools

Texas Rep. Christina Morales, a Houston Democrat, knows her quest to pass a bipartisan bill requiring Mexican American and Black studies in school has gotten tougher. But then, she said, history abounds with Latinos and others succeeding amid seemingly insurmountable barriers. “My grandparents had the first Latino-owned funeral home and the first Spanish-language radio station […]

Florida Governor Repeals In-State Tuition for Dreamers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’  has recently proposed to reverse a law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition, alarms employers, students, and community leaders. The proposal changes the 2014 measure as part of legislation cracking down on illegal immigration. “It never occurred to me in 2014 that we would be convening again to […]

U.N. Group Calls for International Sanctions Against Nicaragua’s Government

Nicaragua’s government has committed serious and systematic crimes against humanity, and a United Nations-appointed team of human rights experts is calling for international sanctions against the government. The three-person body said the government has committed, and continues to commit, acts of torture, extrajudicial executions, and arbitrary detention since 2018. Experts say they had documented over […]

Chuy García Aims to be Chicago’s First Latino Mayor

Rep, Jesús “Chuy” García is coming back to the city of Chicago where he hopes voters will see he has a deep love and passion for the city and put him atop the mayoral race. García entered the race after he sealed his re-election to Congress last year and is now a front-runner for the […]

Protests Break Out In Mexico Due to President Lopez Obrador’s Overhaul of the National Electoral Institute

Huge crowds of people gathered in Mexico City to condemn government moves to shrink electoral authority as a threat to democracy. It has appeared to be the largest protest so far against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration. Mexico’s Congress approved a major overhaul of the National Electoral Institute (INE), an independent body that Lopez […]