Friday, August 19, 2022

Florida Candidate Appeals to Latinx Audiences With Her Inclusion of Spanish Ads

Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried recently released Radio ads aimed at Latino voters ahead of the upcoming primaries. In the ads, Fried included a variety of supporters from different countries and races, including Colombian, Venezuelan, Dominican, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Afro Latino, and they explain why they are voting for […]

Federal Judge Rescinds Retirement After the Nomination of First Latino to Serve on the District Court in New York

U.S. District Judge David Hurd reversed his decision to step back from the bench once he heard a Latino judge could serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Prominent Latino legal and civil rights organizations have expressed their concerns about Hurd’s decision and urged him to reconsider. Organizations including […]

Complaints Filed Against Detention Center by Migrant Detainee Stating It Was a ‘Living Hell’

While being held at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Baker County Detention Center, Guillermo De León Serrabi received beatings so bad he allegedly lost part of his hearing. There are 16 civil rights organizations filing federal complaints against the treatment at the detention center in Macclenny, Florida, and De León Serrabi’s is just one of […]

New Poll Reveals Latino Voter’s Perspective on Change in America

UnidosUS, the largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization, and Mi Familia Vota, a Latino political and civic engagement organization, recently commissioned a new poll primarily focused on democratic pulling. Of the 2,750 eligible Latino voters surveyed, 60% said they believe the country is on the wrong track. Clarissa Martinez, Vice President of the Latino vote initiative […]

Latina Ethnic Scholar and Professor Calls for Academic Change and Diversifying Efforts in Academia

One of the country’s leading scholars, Lorgia García-Peña, discloses in a new book the harassment and “institutional violence” she faced while working as a faculty member at Harvard University. Garcia-Peña’s book, “Community as Rebellion: A Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color,” describes her experience working at a predominantly white university and highlights […]

ACLU Asks the Federal Government to Investigate Greg Abbott’s Executive Order on Immigration

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking the federal government to stop cooperating with Greg Abbott’s executive order that authorizes state troopers to transport migrants back to ports of entry at the U.S. border. The request by ACLU Texas comes a week after it was reported that state troopers were transferring suspected migrants to […]

Biden Administration Task Force Reunites 400 Families That Were Separated Under Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy

According to The Biden Administration’s Family Reunification Task Force, about 400 children separated from their parents after crossing the border under the Trump Administration have been reunited with their families. More than 5,000 families were separated in 2018 under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy. Immigration advocates estimate that over 1,000 families remain separated. However, since the […]

Asylum Seekers Face Homelessness As They Wait For Their Immigration Hearings

Adri Fernández’s only possessions are his cedula (Venezuelan ID card), recently donated shoes, and some clean clothes. He’s trying to start his own American Dream but is alone. Migrant families and unaccompanied children have been the main groups coming to the U.S. this past decade. However, Fernández is a single adult arriving without family to […]

Study Found That Black and Latino Millennials Stay Closer to Home for Economic Opportunities

A new Census Bureau and Harvard University study have found that two-thirds of young adults in the United States live close to the homes they grew up in. Of these groups, Latinos, African Americans, and those from low-income families only move a short distance away. Latino and Black young adults have more economic opportunities closer […]

Latino Museum Deputy Director, Eduardo Díaz, Receives Award by the Largest Latinx Civil Rights Organization

Unidos US awarded Eduardo Diaz, Acting Director for the National Museum of the American Latino, the Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award. The recognition was done in honor of Latina women’s rights activist Graciela Olivarez. UnidosUS is the biggest Latinx civil rights and advocacy organization and recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the […]