Thursday, May 6, 2021

Trump-era Policy that Biden Administration Uses to Expel Migrant Faces Uncertain Future

President Biden came into office promising to reverse Trump-era policies that have restricted immigration to the United States. However, for months, Biden officials have relied on a Trump-era policy put in place at the U.S. southern border that has caused almost a million migrants’ expulsion back to their home countries. The future of the policy, […]

Platoon Leader is the First Latina to Earn a Prestigious Military Badge at Fort Hood

1st Lt. Maria Eggers recently became the first woman and first Latina from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to earn the coveted Expert Infantry Badge, or EIB, qualifying at the highest level. In April, Eggers, 24, received the medal by successfully finishing the five- day test that measures a soldier’s physical fitness and ability to perform […]

Four Months into the Vaccine Rollout, Ethnicity & Racial Data Collection Continues to Lag

Despite the continued efforts of President Biden’s administration to vaccinate communities of color, the U.S. has made little progress in collecting COVID-19 vaccination data by race and ethnicity. As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recorded race and ethnicity data for only half of the country’s vaccinations, a figure […]

Biden Choose Texas Sheriff, who Criticized Trump- era policies, for ICE Director

The White House announced that President Biden will nominate Texas Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, a critic of former President Trump’s immigration policies, to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Gonzalez has a decades long career in law enforcement. He criticized the Trump administration for its stances on border and emergency management issues, […]

Alex Padilla Replaced Kamala Harris in the Senate, Now He’s Pushing for an Immigration Reform

When Kamala Harris resigned from the Senate to become the first woman Vice President, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s voted for Alex Padilla, the California Secretary of State, to replace Harris. When he was sworn in, Padilla became the first Latino senator from the Golden State. His appointment was met with both excitement and criticism because […]

New Probe Confirms Trump Officials Blocked Puerto Rico From Receiving Hurricane Aid

An investigation confirms that the administration of former President Trump withheld $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, one of the deadliest U.S. natural disasters in more than 100 years. A Department of Housing and Urban Development Office (HUD) of Inspector General report found that tensions between […]

Bush Calls on Congress to Tone Down ‘Harsh Rhetoric” on Immigration

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush called on Congress to tone down the “harsh rhetoric” on immigration, adding that he hopes that doing so will “set a tone that’s more respectful” of immigration and lead to immigration reform. In an interview Bush stated, “I do want to say to Congress, please put aside […]

Latino Groups Call for Federal Investigation After Adam Toledo’s Killing

A coalition of Latino lawyers and community organizations is demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the fatal police shooting of 13- year-old Adam Toledo. The Associated Press reported that the coalition is expected to submit a formal request today. In addition, the coalition is also demanding that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot push for […]

Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children who Crossed the Border Alone

Every night for the past three weeks, after finishing a long day of work, a Guatemalan father of two dials the same number hoping to find his daughters. Every call, he’s put-on hold, sometimes for hours, sometimes he eventually reaches someone who tells him, “Be patient.” His daughter, ages 9 and 13, are in the […]

Kamala Harris Will Visit Mexico & Guatemala Soon

Earlier this week, Vice President Harris said she will travel to Mexico and Guatemala soon as part of her efforts to address immigration from Central American countries to the U.S. Harris expressed, “Our focus is to deal with the root causes, and I’m looking forward to traveling, hopefully as my first trip to the Northern […]