Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Texas Added to List of States Where Non-Latino Whites Makeup Less Than 50 Percent

The Census Bureau confirmed Thursday that Latinos now outnumber non-Latino whites in Texas. Data shows that Latinos make up around 40.2% of the state’s population, while non-Latino whites make up 39.8%. These results are not surprising, as the Latino population in Texas, and the country, has been steadily growing over the past few decades. In […]

New Bill Proposed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Immigration Receives Backlash from Religious Groups

A bill that would make transporting people throughout the country without a legal status illegal is receiving backlash from Latino evangelicals and others who minister to immigrants. With this legislation, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republicans in Florida are cracking down on immigration. However, the bill’s transportation provision concerns religious leaders and groups about how they […]

American Latinos Struggled with Identity in 2020 Census, Census Bureau Numbers Shows

Almost 60% of the 54.6 million Americans identified as Latino reported belonging to one racial group, such as white or Black. However, over a third (35.5%) of Latinos chose the “Some Other Race” category, which is not currently recognized as a race by the federal government. The Census Bureau said 43.6% of Latino Americans reported […]

Universities in Texas Receive Backlash for Putting Diversity Initiatives on Hold

Latino and Black leaders in Texas rebuff claims that diversity and inclusion programs are illegal because the University of Texas System put a hold on such programs. Chairman of the system’s board of regents, Kevin Eltife, announced he was delaying new policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and launching a review of all of […]

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 […]

Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico”, arguing that the policy had been dormant for more than a year and that abruptly reinstating it […]

First Latina surgeon general urges people to wear masks and get COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Antonia Novello, the first Latina  to serve as U.S. surgeon general, is spending her birthday administering COVID-19 vaccines at a health center in San Juan, Puerto Rico as well as urging more Latinos to get vaccinated and wear masks. She was surgeon general under President George H.W. Bush and now she divides her time […]

Federal judge orders Biden administration to bring back Trump-era border policy

A federal judge in Texas ordered the Biden administration to revive a Trump-era border policy that required migrants to stay in Mexico until their U.S. immigration court date. Soon after President Biden took office, he ended the policy known as “remain in Mexico” that resulted in thousands of migrants having to stay and wait in […]

Latinos make up for more than half of the U.S. population growth

The Census Bureau announced that Latino population grew to 62.1 million. According to the 2020 census, Latinos accounted for 51.1% of the country’s growth, increasing to 18.7% of the U.S. population. Latinos were 50.5 million, which is 16.3%, of the national population in 2010, which means that the Latino population grew by 23% from in […]

Under new policy, ICE will not arrest or deport undocumented victims of crime

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will avoid arresting or deporting undocumented people who are victims of crimes except in exceptional circumstances. The agency’s new policy is the latest effort by the Biden administration to pivot from the Trump administration and tailor enforcement priorities. Moving forward, ICE will require agents and officers to help undocumented victims […]