Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Cuban Americans Disapprove of Biden, However, New Cuban Arrivals are on His Side

According to a poll released by Florida International University, most new arrivals from Cuba favor President Joe Biden’s handling of critical issues, unlike presiding Cuban residents who disagree with Biden’s performance. Guillermo Grenier, the survey’s lead investigator and a professor of sociology at FIU, thinks that “newer arrivals have a more liberal way of looking […]

Latinxs Are Better Off With The Biden Administration

America is in a peak transitional economic moment in large part because of the contributions of the Latinx community. Since the economy is critically important to Latinxs, many question when voting: are we better off today than when Democrats took power two years ago? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinxs’ economic gains over the past […]

The Biden Administration’s Justice Department Requests Psychological Tests For Parents of Separated Children

The Biden Administration has requested that parents of children separated by the Trump-era family separation policy undergo another round of psychological evaluations to measure their level of trauma. The request comes in response to a lawsuit by migrants seeking compensation after being separated from their children by the Trump Administration. Many children have yet to […]

President Biden to Attend Hispanic Heritage Month’s Annual Gala Hosted by CHCI

President Joe Biden will attend the main event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, DC. The event, organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is called the Annual Awards Gala, and includes prominent Latinos in politics, culture, and advocacy. Biden’s attendance at the 45th annual gala is the first by a sitting president since […]

Under the Biden Administration’s New Finalized Rule, Immigrants on Public Benefits Won’t Face Hurdles to Get Permanent Status

This week, the Biden Administration finalized a rule that will eliminate obstacles for immigrants who benefit from public benefits when applying for permanent status in the U.S. The Trump Administration had modified the “public charge,” decades-old regulation, making it harder for individuals who use public benefits to obtain permanent immigration status. The Biden administration, however, […]

Biden Administration Launches Effort to Protect DACA

On Wednesday, the Biden Administration furthered efforts to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which lets thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children work and stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a rule allowing the DACA program to continue. The program has protected over 800,000 […]

New Student Debt Relief Plan Expected to help Latinos Immensely

Under President Joe Biden’s new student debt relief plan, about half of the Latino community will have their debts forgiven. The Biden administration is canceling up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt and an extra $10,000 if the student is a Pell Grant recipient. In order to qualify for this act, the student must […]

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 […]

Biden Discusses Immigration with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members

This week, President Biden held a 90-minute meeting at the White House with seven leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and his top aides to discuss immigration. During the meeting, he said the administration would ultimately end Title 42, and asked the members to help him justify his immigration policies in public and in […]

Supreme Court to Hear Biden’s Appeal of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the Biden Administration’s appeal of lower court decisions, which has prevented the government from ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy approved under former President Trump. The policy instructs asylum seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border to remain in Mexico as they wait for their case […]