Chantal Vaca

Immigrant Rights Advocates Cheer End of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Demand More Relief

Pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that sided with President Biden’s move to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, immigrant advocacy groups took a moment to celebrate but are calling for more immigrant relief, including an end to Trump-era Title 42 restrictions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

Power 4 Puerto Rico Urges Transparency From Rep. Grijalva, House Members on Status Bill

Last week Thursday, a coalition of Puerto Ricans living in the diaspora sent a letter to Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, urging him and other House members for transparency in their proceedings on a draft bill to resolve Puerto Rico’s status.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 4:36 PM

How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’

“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 3:17 PM

Chilean ‘Ice Mermaid’ Breaks Swimming World Record

Swimmer Bárbara Hernández Huerta officially holds a Guinness World Record by swimming one nautical mile in 15 minutes and three seconds between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in the Antarctica Region south of her native Chile.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 12:24 PM

CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant

As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 6:30 PM

What House Democrats Are Saying About Latino January 6 Insurrectionists

This week, Latino Rebels asked House members their thoughts on the rising, right-wing extremism in Latino communities.

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • 12:41 PM

No Clear Consensus During Public Forum for Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft

As anticipated, there was no overarching agreement over the future of the political status of Puerto Rico—although the predominantly shared sentiment from speakers was that the discussion draft was a good start to relinquishing themselves of colonialism.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

South Texas Democratic Races Take Another Turn, With Calls of Victories and Recounts

On Monday afternoon, the Texas Democratic Party canvassed its primary runoff results, and the latest has South Texas progressive Michelle Vallejo leading opponent Ruben Ramirez by 30 votes in the 15th Congressional District, while in the South Texas 28th Congressional District, incumbent moderate Rep. Henry Cuellar leads progressive Jessica Cisneros by 281 votes.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 6:54 PM

American Samoans Ask Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Racist’ Insular Cases

A petition filed in April by American Samoans asks the Supreme Court to overturn a set of century-old rulings used to deny equal rights and federal benefits to the residents of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

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