Rogelio Sáenz

One in 20 Latinos Not Counted in Census: Why It Matters (OPINION)

The census takes place every 10 years to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to distribute federal funds based on the population count, so an undercount means our Latino community will be underrepresented politically and lose significant amounts of federal funds over the next 10 years.

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 4:31 PM

Census 2020: More Than 1 in 2 People Added to U.S. Population Are Latino

The true reality is that the nation is becoming increasingly diverse with Latinos in the forefront of this shift alongside Asians, Blacks, and persons identifying with multiple racial categories.

  • Aug 13, 2021
  • 1:37 PM

The Latino Vote in Texas

A growing Latino population doesn’t automatically translate to political power. Texas won’t turn blue on its own.

  • Jun 29, 2021
  • 2:35 PM

A Milestone of Misery: More Than 100K US Latinos Have Died From COVID-19

More than 100,000 U.S. Latinos have now lost their lives to COVID-19. This past week we went over this lamentable threshold.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 6:04 PM

The Republican-Made Trump Monstrosity (OPINION)

While Republicans have defended and enabled Trump to carry out his dastardly deeds with impunity, not only have many of them lost their integrity and soul but they are sacrificing their own political party.

  • Jan 7, 2021
  • 11:26 AM

An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

As in April, Latinos continued to have the highest unemployment rate in May with 17.5% of the civilian labor force without a job, though the rate eased downward from the earlier month

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Win for DACA Recipients Is a Win for the Country (OPINION)

Let us see what happens in November.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 4:08 PM

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Among Latinos: A Follow-Up in Early June

The data trends presented here suggest that people of color have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic is nowhere over yet.

  • Jun 6, 2020
  • 6:09 PM

Latino Job Loss in the Last Few Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The newly released data from the April 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS) demonstrates yet another way in which the pandemic has hurt many Latinos and their families.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 2:31 PM

What Do We Know About COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Among Latinos?

There is much need for information concerning the impact of the COVID-19 on the Latino community.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 11:26 AM

The Official Census Day Is Here: Get Counted (OPINION)

With the ravages of the coronavirus, it is easy to have forgotten about the notice from the Census Bureau about participating in the 2020 Census.

  • Apr 1, 2020
  • 12:18 PM

Remembering Iowa

Welcome to Ames, Iowa. At ISU, there was literally a handful of Chicana/o students then: Alberto from the Valley, Jerry from Omaha, Maria from Chicago, Rupert from San Antonio, and me from the Valley.

  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 8:12 AM

It’s Time to Impeach and Indict Donald Trump (OPINION)

If Trump is not removed from office, we cannot see it as “business as usual.”

  • Dec 18, 2019
  • 9:18 AM

Donald Trump’s Hands Are Covered in Blood (OPINION)

Trump did not pull the trigger, but his irresponsible words and deeds contributed to this.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 2:40 PM


Donald Trump is undeniably a racist. There, that was not so hard to do. Despite his racist behavior on the campaign trail and now as president, the mainstream American public, including traditional Democrat politicians, have either refused to acknowledge Trump’s racism or have simply bitten their tongue. It took a racist, hate-filled tweet berating four […]

  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 4:51 PM

The Politics of the 2020 Census

The citizenship question is another effort to slow the Latino population engine and forestall the demographic reality.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

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