James E. Garcia
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.
Arizona is among several states in the Southwest that reported record increases this week in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
George Floyd, known to his friends and family as “Big Floyd,” was laid to rest Tuesday alongside the grave of his mother.
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.
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.
Latino leaders recently told The Hill that census outreach was a top priority in predominantly-Latino South Texas before the pandemic struck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a 2017 report by the American Public Health Association. “In meatpacking and poultry processing, 34% of the workforce is Hispanic.”
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.”
In recent weeks, Latino workers at meatpacking plants across the country have been infected by the virus.
On Wednesday, New York City numbers showed that 34% of those who have died from the virus have been Hispanic.
Fearing widespread coronavirus outbreaks in federal detention facilities, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week called for the release of thousands of immigrant detainees nationwide.
“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.
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.
Joe Biden scored clear victories over Bernie Sanders in the Florida, Arizona and Illinois Democratic primaries Tuesday night.
A Telemundo poll found that 70% of Florida Latinos would not support a “socialist” candidate.
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.