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Alex Padilla Replaced Kamala Harris in the Senate, Now He’s Pushing for an Immigration Reform
04/27/2021
Alex Padilla Replaced Kamala Harris in the Senate, Now He’s Pushing for an Immigration Reform

Alex Padilla Replaced Kamala Harris in the Senate, Now He’s Pushing for an Immigration Reform

When Kamala Harris resigned from the Senate to become the first woman Vice President, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s voted for Alex Padilla, the California Secretary of State, to replace Harris. When he was sworn in, Padilla became the first Latino senator from the Golden State.

New Probe Confirms Trump Officials Blocked Puerto Rico From Receiving Hurricane Aid
04/23/2021
New Probe Confirms Trump Officials Blocked Puerto Rico From Receiving Hurricane Aid

New Probe Confirms Trump Officials Blocked Puerto Rico From Receiving Hurricane Aid

An investigation confirms that the administration of former President Trump withheld $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, one of the deadliest U.S. natural disasters in more than 100 years.

Bush Calls on Congress to Tone Down ‘Harsh Rhetoric” on Immigration
04/21/2021
Bush Calls on Congress to Tone Down ‘Harsh Rhetoric” on Immigration

Bush Calls on Congress to Tone Down ‘Harsh Rhetoric” on Immigration

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush called on Congress to tone down the “harsh rhetoric” on immigration, adding that he hopes that doing so will “set a tone that’s more respectful” of immigration and lead to immigration reform.

Latino Groups Call for Federal Investigation After Adam Toledo’s Killing
04/20/2021
Latino Groups Call for Federal Investigation After Adam Toledo’s Killing

Latino Groups Call for Federal Investigation After Adam Toledo’s Killing

A coalition of Latino lawyers and community organizations is demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the fatal police shooting of 13- year-old Adam Toledo. The Associated Press reported that the coalition is expected to submit a formal request today.

Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children who Crossed the Border Alone
04/16/2021
Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children who Crossed the Border Alone

Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children who Crossed the Border Alone

Every night for the past three weeks, after finishing a long day of work, a Guatemalan father of two dials the same number hoping to find his daughters. Every call, he’s put-on hold, sometimes for hours, sometimes he eventually reaches someone who tells him, “Be patient.”

Kamala Harris Will Visit Mexico & Guatemala Soon
04/15/2021
Kamala Harris Will Visit Mexico & Guatemala Soon

Kamala Harris Will Visit Mexico & Guatemala Soon

Earlier this week, Vice President Harris said she will travel to Mexico and Guatemala soon as part of her efforts to address immigration from Central American countries to the U.S.

Black- Latino Army Officer Files a Lawsuit After 2 Virginia Police Officers Used Excessive Force
04/13/2021
Black- Latino Army Officer Files a Lawsuit After 2 Virginia Police Officers Used Excessive Force

Black- Latino Army Officer Files a Lawsuit After 2 Virginia Police Officers Used Excessive Force

2nd Lt. Caron Nazario, an Afro- Latino Army officer, is suing two Virginia police officers for $1 million after they pointed guns at him, pepper sprayed him, and pushed him to the ground during a traffic stop for what the police officers believed it was a missing license plate on his new SUV.

Latino Groups Push Biden to Nominate More Latino Judges
04/06/2021
Latino Groups Push Biden to Nominate More Latino Judges

Latino Groups Push Biden to Nominate More Latino Judges

Several Latino legal and civil rights organizations are pushing for more Latino nominees to the federal bench, arguing that President Biden’s first nominees, which only includes one Latina, is completely unacceptable and that it falls short of his statements that federal courts “should reflect t...

Biden & Treasury Secretary Yellen; Latinos will Help with COVID Recovery
03/31/2021
Biden & Treasury Secretary Yellen; Latinos will Help with COVID Recovery

Biden & Treasury Secretary Yellen; Latinos will Help with COVID Recovery

President Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, acknowledged the toll that the pandemic has taken on Latino businesses and workers and reassured them that they’ll receive help to bounce back and would be key in leading the latest economic recovery.

Puerto Rico Receives Over $900M in Education Funds Previously Restricted by Trump
03/24/2021
Puerto Rico Receives Over $900M in Education Funds Previously Restricted by Trump

Puerto Rico Receives Over $900M in Education Funds Previously Restricted by Trump

Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, announced earlier this week that Puerto Rico has been granted immediate access to $912 Million in federal funds that had not been available to students in both public and private school due to restrictions imposed by former President Trump.

Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza “Multicultural Womxn’s Conference 2021 Puts the Spotlight on Challenges, Opportunities” ALLv...
03/23/2021
Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza “Multicultural Womxn’s Conference 2021 Puts the Spotlight on Challenges, Opportunities”

Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza “Multicultural Womxn’s Conference 2021 Puts the Spotlight on Challenges, Opportunities”
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As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, it is important to continue to celebrate women changemakers past and present. But it is also important to acknowledge that this has been a tough year for women in the workforce—especially women of color.

After Years of Debate, California Adopts Ethnic Studies in their Curriculum
03/23/2021
After Years of Debate, California Adopts Ethnic Studies in their Curriculum

After Years of Debate, California Adopts Ethnic Studies in their Curriculum

After years of debate and thousands of public comments, California finally approved an ethnic studies model curriculum for k-12 students. The 900-page curriculum was approved by the state Board of Education last week. The curriculum has been under development for nearly four years and the version ap...

House Passes Immigration Bills for DREAMers & Farmworkers
03/19/2021
House Passes Immigration Bills for DREAMers & Farmworkers

House Passes Immigration Bills for DREAMers & Farmworkers

The House passed two immigration bills; one that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers and another one that would allow green cards for farmworkers.

Latino Community Clinics Battle Covid-19 Head On, Now They Want More Vaccines
03/12/2021
Latino Community Clinics Battle Covid-19 Head On, Now They Want More Vaccines

Latino Community Clinics Battle Covid-19 Head On, Now They Want More Vaccines

Across the country, Latino clinics have fought the COVID-19 pandemic which has threatened to devastate their communities from the beginning. Early in the pandemic, these clinics were aware that they would have to find their own ways to inform their communities about the virus, treat them when they g...

Supreme Court Dismisses Case Associated with Trump Era ‘Public Charge’ Rule
03/10/2021
Supreme Court Dismisses Case Associated with Trump Era ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Supreme Court Dismisses Case Associated with Trump Era ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court dismissed a case involving a controversial Trump- era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers.

Biden Grants Venezuelans in the U.S. a Chance for Temporary Protected Status
03/09/2021
Biden Grants Venezuelans in the U.S. a Chance for Temporary Protected Status

Biden Grants Venezuelans in the U.S. a Chance for Temporary Protected Status

President Biden is granting thousands of Venezuelans in the U.S. the chance to apply for temporary protection in the United States. Biden’s order allows 300,000 Venezuelans in the U.S. to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and if granted, recipients can stay and work in the U.S. for 18 mon...

Latina Member of Council Claps Back with Pride After Her Accent was Mocked
03/05/2021
Latina Member of Council Claps Back with Pride After Her Accent was Mocked

Latina Member of Council Claps Back with Pride After Her Accent was Mocked

Nancy Navarro of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland urges Latino immigrants with a Spanish accent to “wear it with pride and keep moving forward” after two people made fun of her accent during a virtual public hearing earlier this week.

Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary
03/02/2021
Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary

Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary

Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm Miguel Cardona as Department of Education Secretary clearing his way to lead the country’s schools amid the COVID19 pandemic. Cardona, a former public-school teacher, was approved on a 64- 33 vote.

Lawyers have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Children
02/26/2021
Lawyers have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Children

Lawyers have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Children

The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump Administration reported earlier this week that they have found the parents of 105 children within the past month.

Federal Judge Deals Biden Another Blow on 100- Day Deportation Ban
02/24/2021
Federal Judge Deals Biden Another Blow on 100- Day Deportation Ban

Federal Judge Deals Biden Another Blow on 100- Day Deportation Ban

A Texas federal judge, Drew Tipton, blocked President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Judge Tipton granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the moratorium the Biden Administration announced on its first day.

The Biden Administration Relies on a Trump Policy to Turn Migrants Away
02/24/2021
The Biden Administration Relies on a Trump Policy to Turn Migrants Away

The Biden Administration Relies on a Trump Policy to Turn Migrants Away

The Biden Administration has moved efficiently to distance itself from Trump-era immigration policies but at the U.S. – Mexico border, a pandemic-related order put in place by former President Trump remains in effect allowing officials to continue turning away thousands of migrants.

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