Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Biden Administration Takes Control of the U.S. Border Since Congress is Absent on Immigration Reform

Since Congress hasn’t passed any significant legislation on immigration, the Biden Administration is about to change the way migration is handled at the border. The Administration will stop using Title 42, the policy that was put in place during the pandemic, and will go back to using Title 8. The law is the nation’s immigration […]

The New Congress Set to Focus on Immigration Reform and Border Security

According to a recent NBC News poll that tested seven different policy proposals for the new 118th Congress, two of the most popular policies Americans say the new Congress should consider are immigration reform and border security. From the poll, 80% of Americans support providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who meet specific […]

Rep. Ruben Gallego Announces Bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to set up a potential three-way contest. Gallego, a 43-year-old military veteran first elected to Congress in 2014, made no secret in his interest in challenging Sinema, a longtime rival in Arizona politics. She left the democratic […]

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Set to Normalize Dads While Casting House Vote With his Baby

While waiting on the House vote on Tuesday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, having already served three terms, says the “chaos” of Washington politics is nothing new. “I have my wife, mom, siblings, their spouses, my baby, my niece and my two nephews (with me),” Gomez tells TODAY.com. “I think their heads are spinning.” Armed with enough […]

CBPP Analysis: Coverage Gap and Premium Tax Credit

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how vital it is for Latinos and underprivileged communities to access affordable health coverage. The health and financial stability of the Latino community have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and other economic crises. Furthermore, nearly 11 million low-income Latinos still lack health coverage. More than 600,000 low-income […]

Hispanic Caucus Endorses Patrick Branco, Who Could Become Hawaii’s First Latino Representative

On Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign, known as Bold PAC, endorsed Patrick Branco, a Hawaii state lawmaker, who could become the first Latino from the state elected to Congress. Bold PAC’s endorsement is timely since Branco is running in a two-way Democratic primary against former state Sen. Jill Tokuda. The endorsement could potentially mean […]

Members of Congress Reach Compromise on Puerto Rico Status Bill

Members of the House of Representatives who authored competing bills on how to fix Puerto Rico’s territorial status in relationship to the U.S. have introduced a new piece of legislation combining both. House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD., has led a months-long effort to get lawmakers on both sides of the debate to compromise […]

Congress pushes new legislation that can grant citizenship to ‘documented DREAMers’

This week, Senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for some children and young adults who were raised in the United States but are at risk of deportation at age 21. The legislation, called the America’s Children Act, was introduced after the House advanced the text of a sweeping $3.5 […]

House Committee approves immigration language for reconciliation bill

This week, the House Judiciary Committee approved the immigration language for the reconciliation bill being used for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan, which the party hopes to approve without any Republican support. The proposal gives shape to what had previously been an abstract push to grant a pathway to citizenship to millions of undocumented […]

Biden administration appeals DACA’s unlawful ruling

Last week, the Biden administration appealed a Texas court ruling that found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful, causing uncertainty for thousands of DREAMers. The Justice Department filed a notice to appeal US District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling, starting the appeals process in the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, a conservative […]