Saturday, December 3, 2022

Keiser University Grad Celebrated for His Contributions to His Community During Hispanic Heritage Month

When people meet Jorge Matamoros, he greets them with a smile and a handshake. Matamoros came to the U.S. and made it his home. However, it’s his native Costa Rica that has his heart. “It’s kind of, um, bittersweet. For lack of better words, When I visit, it’s always like my heart stays. Part of […]

Farmers Push for Immigration Reform to Solve Labor Shortages Amid Rising Food Prices

Farmers across the U.S. are joining advocates in calling for immigration reform to address labor shortages and lower food prices as high production costs continue to affect the agriculture industry. The farm operators said that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, passed by the House and has yet to pass in the Senate, will provide them […]

Migrant Woman Loses Lawsuit Against Her Alleged Rapist & Sbarro

On Friday, a migrant woman accused her manager at Sbarro of raping her several times in 2016 and lost a federal lawsuit against him and Sbarro. The company alleged that she made the accusations to gain legal immigration status, causing her lawyers to push for a mistrial. Sandra Perez said that Zachary Ceballes raped her […]

Disproportionate Spread of Monkeypox Amongst the Black and Latino Community

About 17,000 cases of monkeypox have been recorded since May, and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Black people make up a third of cases, while Latinos make up about 32% of cases. This data shows that Black and Latinos are disproportionately contracting the monkeypox virus. Although Black and Latinos are inordinately […]

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 […]

U.S. Tests Robotic Patrol Dogs on Mexican Border; Generates Outcry

The U.S. is testing unarmed robotic patrol dogs along the Mexican border that could provide reinforcement for border guards.  This has attracted criticism from domestic rights groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as a “civil liberties disaster.” This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said that its research and development had offered […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says Latinos won’t tip election because they ‘don’t vote’

Hispanics in Arizona rallied this weekend to try and prove the former governor wrong. A group of Latinos gathered in Phoenix after former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seemed to dismiss Latino voters by say they “don’t get out and vote.” County Supervisor Steve Gallardo said Brewer’s comments to the Boston Globe should encourage Latinos to […]

Latinos’ Negative Views On Trump Aren’t Improving

Nearly 80 percent of Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump, and fewer than one in five say that they plan to support him in November’s election, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll shows. But while Hillary Clinton leads Trump by a huge margin among Latinos, her support has dipped slightly since earlier […]

Growing Demand for Dual-Language Programs in the U.S., Latino Families Uncertain

The demand for dual-language learning programs are on the rise throughout the United States, but Latino families are hesitant to enroll their children due to fear that it will hinder their children’s ability in English. “It’s a common misconception,” said Vanessa Bertelli, Executive Director and co-founder of DC Language Immersion Project. “Some Latino families believe […]

UCLA Study Shows That Latinos Age Slower

UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the United States live an average of three years longer than Caucasians, with a life expectancy of 82 versus 79. At any age, healthy Latino adults […]