James E. Garcia

Latino Leaders Across the Country Pay Tribute to Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Lewis was laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 4:05 PM

Trump Signs Executive Order Excluding Undocumented Immigrants’ Census Count From Use in Congressional Redistricting

The practical effect of Trump’s memorandum, if it survives a court challenge, would not come until sometime in 2021, well after this year’s general election in November. 

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 1:28 PM

Immigration Authorities Could Begin Separating Hundreds of Detained Children From Their Migrant Parents Friday

More than 300 migrant children being held in federal detention facilities in Texas and Kansas could soon be separated from their parents, according to NBC News.

  • Jul 16, 2020
  • 4:05 PM

NYT: Latinos Have Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the Country

The study found Latinos have been infected by COVID-19 at three times the rate of whites in the U.S

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:02 PM

Dear Governor Ducey: Arizonans Are Dying of COVID-19 (OPINION)

If you haven’t already figured it out yet, like millions of other Arizonans, I’m angry, disgusted and scared.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Giant of Chicano Literature Rudolfo Anaya Has Died

His most famous work is Bless Me, Ultima, a coming of age story about a Chicano boy who befriends a curandera —a folk healer— in 1940s rural New Mexico.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 2:27 PM

Trump Touts Wall Construction at Mexico Border, Uses Ethnic Slur At Rally

In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly visited Arizona, a battleground state in the upcoming general election where one in four eligible voters is Latino and national polling shows him running just behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:44 PM

COVID-19 Cases Quadruple at Federal Migrant Detention Center in Arizona

Arizona is among several states in the Southwest that reported record increases this week in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

  • Jun 18, 2020
  • 2:18 PM

‘Big Floyd’ Laid To Rest In Texas

George Floyd, known to his friends and family as “Big Floyd,” was laid to rest Tuesday alongside the grave of his mother.

  • Jun 10, 2020
  • 3:19 PM

Surviving the Most Dangerous President in US History (OPINION)

As justifiably fixated as we are on today’s mass protests, an even greater threat to the enduring, if deeply flawed, aspirations of our democracy has planted himself in the White House.

  • Jun 4, 2020
  • 3:50 PM

ACLU Condemns Trump Administration’s Restriction of Asylum Process for Migrants at Us-Mexico Border

Claiming it is protecting the U.S. against COVID-19-related health risks, the Trump Administration is using a CDC warning to effectively ban all asylum requests at the Southwest border.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 3:41 PM

As Latinos Are Among Hardest Hit by Pandemic, Leaders Expect Federal Census Undercount

Latino leaders recently told The Hill that census outreach was a top priority in predominantly-Latino South Texas before the pandemic struck.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 5:12 PM

86,000 Dead and Counting From COVID-19: Imagine if Trump Gets Re-Elected (OPINION)

When it comes to his response to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, the combination of President Donald Trump’s arrogance and sheer incompetence is killing people.

  • May 15, 2020
  • 4:06 PM

Amid Recession, Latinos Now Have the Highest Unemployment Rate in the Country 

At 18.9%, Latinos have the highest unemployment rate in the U.S, while the jobless rate for workers nationwide stands at 14.7%, a figure not seen since the Great Depression.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 3:44 PM

Farmworkers Relief Fund Raises Close to a Million Dollars During Virtual Festival

On Tuesday, a star-studded cast of entertainers, activists and community leaders took part in the Cinco de Mayo Altisimo Live Music and Pop Culture Festival to benefit the Farmworkers COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 3:47 PM

The Legacy of SB1070: The Rise of Arizona’s New Political Order

PHOENIX — The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

Trump Orders Meat and Poultry Plants to Remain Open Despite Growing Threat of COVID-19 Infections

According to a 2017 report by the American Public Health Association. “In meatpacking and poultry processing, 34% of the workforce is Hispanic.”

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 5:01 PM

AOC’s District Records Among Highest per Capita COVID-19 Rates in NYC

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez said,  “In my district and in New York City… we’ve had more deaths than 9-11.” 

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 4:01 PM

Latino Man Is First to Die as Part of Nation’s Largest Coronavirus Cluster

In recent weeks, Latino workers at meatpacking plants across the country have been infected by the virus.

  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

African Americans Hard Hit by COVID-19: Are Latinos Facing a Similar Fate?

On Wednesday, New York City numbers showed that 34% of those who have died from the virus have been Hispanic. 

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • 3:45 PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: ‘Release Immigrant Detainees to Protect Against COVID-19 Outbreaks’

Fearing widespread coronavirus outbreaks in federal detention facilities, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week called for the release of thousands of immigrant detainees nationwide.

  • Apr 2, 2020
  • 1:03 PM

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