James E. Garcia

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

AOC Says Trump’s COVID-19 Response Could Cost Lives

“We cannot wait until people start really dying in large numbers to start production, especially of more complicated equipment like ventilators and hospital beds,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s Jake Tapper. 

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 12:10 PM

The Coronavirus Doesn’t Care if You’re an Immigrant or U.S. Born (OPINION)

While federal authorities, including President Donald Trump, have pledged in daily press briefings to do all they can to protect the American people from the widening threat of COVID-19, little if anything is being said about how immigrants will be impacted.

  • Mar 20, 2020
  • 4:47 PM

Biden Sweeps Latest Primaries, Earning Strong Latino Support in Florida

Joe Biden scored clear victories over Bernie Sanders in the Florida, Arizona and Illinois Democratic primaries Tuesday night.

  • Mar 18, 2020
  • 4:33 PM

From VANGUARDIA AMERICA: Biden, Sanders Vying for Latino Support

A Telemundo poll found that 70% of Florida Latinos would not support a “socialist” candidate.

  • Mar 11, 2020
  • 3:07 PM

Latino Immigrant Restaurant Owners Serve Up Trump Support in Arizona, Say Critics Should Just Leave Country

PHOENIX — Betty and Jorge Rivas are an immigrant couple and the owners Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Catalina, Arizona, a Tucson bedroom community.

  • Mar 8, 2020
  • 11:53 AM

Super Tuesday Exposes Voter Split With Black and Latino Voters

Black and Latino Democrats, meanwhile, should close ranks and help the party mend its ideological rift ahead of its national convention.

  • Mar 5, 2020
  • 6:48 PM

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