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Sanders Supports Overruling Parliamentarian to Pass Immigration Reform

“The time is very long overdue for us to have comprehensive reform and why many people say it will be in there,” Senator Sanders told Latino Rebels on Tuesday afternoon, “but this is something that will need to go through the parliamentarian.”

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • 5:00 PM

Senate Considers Requiring Women to Register for Military Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Angus King (D-ME) told Latino Rebels on Monday afternoon that a proposal by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) requiring all Americans, including women, to register for the military draft will be debated “over the next couple of days” in the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

Sens. Casey and Cardin Indicate Immigration Reform Funding Exists in Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Agreement

“I’m certainly for immigration reform,” Cardin told Latino Rebels on Thursday. “I think it’s in the agreement, the dollars it involves.”

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Senators Express Bipartisan Support for Cuban Protestors, Remain Divided Over US Embargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Latino Rebels returned to the Capitol this week where on Monday afternoon and Tuesday we asked Senators to comment on reports of unrest in Cuba over existing shortages of food and medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • 2:43 PM

Latino Rebels and Futuro Media Win Unanimous Decision for Capitol Press Pass

Membership in the Daily Press Gallery gives Futuro, the Harlem-based publisher of Latino Rebels, full press access to the Capitol complex for their correspondent.

  • Jul 12, 2021
  • 11:32 AM

White House: Undocumented Parents Eligible for July Child Tax Credit Payments From IRS 

“If the parent and the child have an ITIN [Individual Taxpayer Identification Number], that should suffice for the family to be able to receive the credit,” First Lady Jill Biden’s chief of staff Julissa Reynoso told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 3:25 PM

Supporters of Puerto Rico Statehood Gather on Capitol Hill Before Key House Hearing

About 50 Puerto Rico statehood supporters gathered Tuesday in Union Square on Capitol Hill to support H.R. 1522, the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 10:08 PM

How a Black Journalist Fought for Capitol Press Access… and Won

In 1947, Louis R. Lautier applied for press access to the Capitol’s Daily Press Gallery, governed then (and now) by an all-white Standing Committee of Correspondents (Standing Committee).

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 3:02 PM

Futuro Media Applies to Daily Press Gallery in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Latino Rebels publisher, Harlem-based Futuro Media founded by Maria Hinojosa, submitted an application on Sunday for membership in the Daily Press Gallery, one of four credentialing bodies for the Capitol press.

  • May 26, 2021
  • 11:11 AM

Rubio Stands With Colombian President, but Other Senators Not so Sure

Latino Rebels asked some senators on Monday afternoon at the Capitol if the United States should reconsider its relationship with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, who has been criticized for his lack of response towards the violence but has also called for dialogue with national strike leaders.

  • May 11, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

Nearly 30 Senators Respond to 2019 Sexual Harassment Report of Capitol Custodial Staff

“My father was a janitor,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told Latino Rebels this week. “We have an obligation to all of our workers. I have not yet seen this report. But I’ll look into it.”

  • Apr 28, 2021
  • 5:44 PM

More Members of CHC Support Follow-Up Investigation of 2019 Sexual Harassment Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) told Latino Rebels on Monday that they support an investigation into sexual harassment allegations of Capitol custodial staff that were published in a 2019 report by the Architect of the Capitol’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 9:08 AM

Pelosi Calls for Follow-Up on 2019 Report on Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Members Against Capitol Custodians

“I look forward to seeing the report,” Pelosi said on Thursday.

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 5:09 PM

Speaker Pelosi Says Puerto Rico Must Determine Its Own Status

“On the statehood issue, that’s up to the people of Puerto Rico. It’s up to them to decide whether they want to be a state, and then we’ll see what happens after that,” Pelosi told Latino Rebels.

  • Apr 22, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

Ossoff to Look Into Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against Custodians in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a conversation with Latino Rebels, Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) said Wednesday that he will look into allegations of sexual harassment by members of Congress against custodians on the night shift in the Capitol.

  • Apr 21, 2021
  • 4:01 PM

UWD Unveils New DC Mural to Immigrant Lives

The mural, painted by Sherien Damra, depicts two undocumented immigrants —Joella Roberts, 23, and Edder, 25— along with 77-year-old psychotherapist Satuski Ina, who was born in a Japanese internment camp where she spent her first four years in captivity.

  • Apr 19, 2021
  • 6:27 PM

Why Trump Should Invite DREAMers to the White House (OPINION)

For starters, Obama never dared.

  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 11:15 AM

How to Defend Obama on Deportations

The road to historic immigration reform in the United States is paved daily with the gruesome deportation of about 1,100 immigrants. The vast majority of the deported are Latino. The vast majority of the deported pose no threat to public safety. Who is to blame? Initially, everybody. Obama promised immigration reform in his first year […]

  • Dec 8, 2013
  • 9:04 AM

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