Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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 […]

Mujer Emprende Interview with Keiser University, Alumna, Maria Hernandez

During Women’s History Month, Virginia Rivera, President of the Board of Directors of Mujer Emprende Latina, interviewed Maria Hernandez, a Keiser University Alumna. Maria Hernandez, a Latina woman from Venezuela, enrolled at Keiser University after the birth of her daughter, Gabby, who was born with down syndrome and cardiac issues. At only three months old, […]

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 […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

No Charges Filed Against Police Officers Who Killed 26-year-old Latino Father

On April 19, 2021, police in the San Francisco Bay Area city knelt on Mario Gonzalez’s body for four minutes, until he died. Almost a year later, the county’s District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley, announced that no charges will be filed against the officers who killed Gonzalez. Mario Gonzalez was a 26-year-old Latino father of one […]

New Security Measures in El Salvador Criticized By Human Rights Organizations

Last week, new security measures to combat gangs in El Salvador were implemented by their police force. The new security measures allow them to do house-by-house searches and mass arrests. Organizations such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights claim that these new security measures, such as keeping incarcerated gang members in their cells for […]

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Celebrates His Confirmation Anniversary

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, celebrated his one-year confirmation anniversary. Becerra is the first ever Latino to hold this position just as COVID-19 vaccines were first becoming available. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Latinx community at higher rates than other communities. As of last week, the Centers […]