Thursday, February 2, 2023

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, […]

Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Actions to Relocate Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

On Monday, a Texas sheriff announced that his office has opened an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions to move nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, last week. The Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, clarified that the investigation is in its early stages and declined to name any possible suspects. However, he has […]

Latina Democratic Candidate Supported by Environmental Groups on Her Campaign

The Latino Victory Fund and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) endorsed their support for Michelle Vallejo, a progressive Democrat running for the most competitive House seat in Texas. In May, Vallejo won her primary. In July, she received the endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s campaign arm, indicating that Hispanic Democrats are confident that […]

ACLU Asks the Federal Government to Investigate Greg Abbott’s Executive Order on Immigration

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking the federal government to stop cooperating with Greg Abbott’s executive order that authorizes state troopers to transport migrants back to ports of entry at the U.S. border. The request by ACLU Texas comes a week after it was reported that state troopers were transferring suspected migrants to […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

Honoring the two-year anniversary of the El Paso massacre that targeted Latinos

Pastor Michael Grady was in a store on a Saturday morning two years ago when he received a call from his wife. She had learned that their daughter was lying in a pool of blood in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, after being shot three times. When he arrived to see his daughter Michelle […]

Audio from migrant detention facilities reveals sexual assault by staff

New audio from inside a U.S. government shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in Fort Bliss, Texas, reveals allegations of sexual misconduct by staff toward minors, acknowledgement the children were running low on clean clothes and shoes as well as a reluctance by officials to make public the scope of the facility’s COVID-19 outbreak. In the […]