Friday, March 1, 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 […]

Los Angeles Welcomes 42 Migrants Bussed from Texas

Miguel Ángel had been detained in an immigration center since January. When he was released from the center in late April, he said he was moved around various Arizona and Central California cities before getting a bus ticket for L.A. “Getting here was a surprise. I thought I would have been deported,” said Miguel Ángel, […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

Title 42 Set to End, Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas is ‘Not Worried’

Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, said the administration is ready to end Title 42 amidst the arrest of hundreds of migrants at the southern U.S. border. Mayorkas visited the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to reinforce the Biden administration’s plans to stop using Title 42, a pandemic-era restriction that expelled migrants immediately without an asylum […]

SUV Driver Kills Eight People Waiting for Bus Outside Migrant Shelter in Texas

An SUV driver in Brownsville, Texas, slammed into a crowd, injuring ten people and killing eight waiting for a bus outside a migrant shelter. Police are prepared to arrest the hospitalized driver. Surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed that some victims were sitting on the curb when the driver hit […]

Texas Representative Fights for More Diverse Education Opportunities in Schools

Texas Rep. Christina Morales, a Houston Democrat, knows her quest to pass a bipartisan bill requiring Mexican American and Black studies in school has gotten tougher. But then, she said, history abounds with Latinos and others succeeding amid seemingly insurmountable barriers. “My grandparents had the first Latino-owned funeral home and the first Spanish-language radio station […]

The Hispanic Access Foundation Wants Latino Heritage Park Sites Protected

The Hispanic Access Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes and provides resources to boost Latino civic engagement, has identified 12 parks, monuments, and wildlife refuges connected to Latino heritage that should be prioritized for protection next year. Among the Latino heritage sites is the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, which is proposed to be expanded to […]

The DCCC Increases Spending on Political Ads to Focus on Latino Voters

Democrats are surprised at a South Texas district they had expected to win easily, but it began to appear less of a certainty. After the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the state’s 34th Congressional District from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) began airing TV ads in English and […]

Rochelle Garza, The First Latina Running for Texas Attorney General, Is Looking to Break Even More Barriers

Before starting her race for Texas Attorney General, Democrat Rochelle Garza halted a Trump Administration’s attempt to stop a detained migrant teenager from getting an abortion. In 2017, the incumbent attorney general, Ken Paxton, backed the past administration on that case, warning in a brief that “Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.” […]

Texas Woman Is Accused of Kidnapping a Migrant Woman’s Baby After Offering Her a Ride

A migrant woman from Honduras has accused a Texas woman of kidnapping her baby. According to the federal criminal complaint, the migrant woman had crossed the border into the U.S. when she was offered a ride by a woman in El Paso, Texas, who subsequently took her baby and asked for a ransom. Last month, […]