#ICYMI: The Powerful January 6 Testimony by a Dominican Immigrant Who Served in Iraq and Is Now a U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant
“As a child in the Dominican Republic, I looked up to the United States as a land of opportunity and a place to better myself.”
With the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, statement says that “now is not the time to deport, detain, or expel Haitians seeking refuge in the U.S.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.
“It is imperative that the federal government heeds the calling of civil society organizations that have been denouncing the terrible negotiation that has taken place in this contract,” said Dr. Adi Martínez-Román, Director of Operations of the UPR Resiliency Law Center.
LULAC Calls Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game a ‘Premeditated Assault on Latinos’
“What kind of people and community would allow this type of hateful behavior?” LULAC national president Domingo Garcia said in a statement.
“Republicans want a pathway to deportation, not citizenship. We demand Democrats go it alone to deliver permanent protections for millions now,” a release from United We Dream said.
“I thank the Department of Justice for submitting its assessments of both bills,” the Arizona Democrat said on Monday.
The June 16 hearing “will more deeply examine the implications of passing each of the bills.”
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday emphasized the need to restore hope for residents of struggling Central American nations to help address the increase in migration from the region as she faced the first major test of her diplomatic skills on a three-day foreign trip.
Federal legislation to address police abuse needs to include provisions for more accurate data, to address the full scope of the problem.