Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dems Blast Trump for Risking Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

On Monday, Dems blasted President Trump for pushing for border wall funding despite the possibility of a government shutdown. Lawmakers must pass legislation by Friday night to keep the government open past April 28, but they are currently at an impasse with the White House. “Our appropriators were well on a path to resolving their […]

‘Mexican Heritage’ Judge to Take On ‘Dreamer’ Case

District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge that made headlines for being attacked by then-candidate Donald Trump over his “Mexican heritage” in the Trump University case, has been assigned the case of the first DREAMer to be deported under Trump’s presidency. Juan Manual Montes, formally filed a complaint on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court […]

Latino Leaders Evaluate Trump’s First 100 Days

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 46 national Latino organizations, gathered on Wednesday to assess the Trump administration’s early impact on Latino issues. NHLA released its report, First 100 Days: Analysis of the Trump Administration’s early impact on Latino Priorities, and struggled to identify, even one area, where the administration has […]

Trump Deports First Dreamer Under His Presidency

USA Today reported Tuesday that Juan Manuel Montes, a DREAMer who first came to the U.S. when he was 9, is now in his native Mexico. Federal agents deported him despite him having active protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Some people told me that they were going to deport me; […]

Report Finds Latinos Are More Pessimistic About Nation’s Finances

According to a quarterly study conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) that randomly selected 500 Hispanics, Latinos are expressing uncertainty about the nation’s economic long-term forecast more than ever. Hispanic consumer sentiment is down 10 points from December of last year, and 57% said they expected bad times […]

40 Young Latinos Travel to Washington to tell the President to Stop Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

On Monday, forty Latino and African American children and teens, from ages 2-18, departed Miami on a bus to Washington, DC to tell President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants. Upon arriving to the nation’s capital, the group from Miami will be joined by a similar group of more than 100 youthful activists from […]