Focus 2018 Latino Vote

How The Latino Vote Can Make a Difference in the 2018 Elections Between 2012 and 2016, the share of Latinos who are eligible to vote has increased by 37%, or 4 million people. Latinos have mostly voted for Democrats since the 1980s, but have had little impact in changing the national conversation because we tend…

Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’

A federal court last month blocked President Trump’s executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.” “The defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing Section 9(a) of the Executive Order against jurisdictions they deem as sanctuary jurisdictions. Because Section 9(a) is unconstitutional on its face, and not simply…

WIC and SNAP

My parents raised me in Huntington Park, California, which was and is known for being one of the most Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles and is part of the East Los Angeles area, but close to South Central. These parts of L.A. are portrayed in films as working-class, mostly African-American and immigrant, and seen as…

Aprobar el DREAM Act es lo correcto

Pareció que hubiera existido un instante de esperanza. Apenas unas semanas después de que el presidente hizo esfuerzos para terminar el programa de Acción Diferida, les comentó a los líderes demócratas del Congreso que trabajaría con ellos para extender protecciones a los jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados. Un muro con México “vendrá más tarde”, dijo el presidente…

Michigan policies must create opportunity and remove barriers for kids of color, immigrants

LANSING—A new national report on child well-being released today shows that African-American children in Michigan fare worse in key indicators than in any other state in the country. The report also shows that Latino children in Michigan fall behind children of other ethnic groups on key milestones. The report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a…

National American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In countries all over the world, new people have traveled from their points of origin the inhabit land that previously belonged to others. While we call the Americas the “New World”, the culture and history…