Texas state police officers separated migrant families along the border with Mexico by detaining fathers on trespassing charges and turning over mothers and children to federal officials, the state Department of Public Safety said Thursday.
At least six migrants have died in the Rio Grande River in the last month. Four were found died, including a toddler, over the Fourth of July weekend—the same weekend a Texas State Trooper leaked information to the Houston Chronicle detailing the state’s policies that included pushing migrants into the river.
Total sales revenue generated by Latin recorded music in the U.S. surpassed $1 billion in 2022, according to data from the Recording Industry Association of America. And as Latino music continues to dominate the mainstream, cumbia is one genre that embraces its tradition while exploring new interpretations.
In the face of unconstitutional immigration laws enacted in Texas, Florida, and Kansas, Congress and the Biden administration must take action now.
Amid a record-breaking heat wave throughout Texas that has led to several heat-related deaths, Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill eliminating mandatory water breaks for construction workers. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Daniela Hernandez, state legislative coordinator for the Workers Defense Project, to discuss the cruel and punitive nature of the law and how they plan to fight back.
Patrick Crusius, 24, who acted on pervasive anti-Latino rhetoric and killed 23 people in 2019, pleaded guilty in February and agreed to serve 90 life sentences.
San Antonio Police Sgt. Alfred Flores and Officers Eleazar Alejandro and Nathaniel Villalobos were arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of Melissa Perez, who was experiencing a mental health crisis at the time.
In this episode, a collaboration with Futuro Investigates, Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa follows this young survivor and her family in their journey to healing.
‘After Uvalde’: Maria Hinojosa Reports on Trauma, Assault Rifles Debate Following Texas School Shooting (VIDEO)
On Tuesday PBS aired ‘After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics,’ produced by Frontline, Futuro Investigates and the Texas Tribune, in which journalist Maria Hinojosa reports on the trauma and debate over assault rifles following last year’s shooting at Robb Elementary.
The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.
Acclaimed journalist Maria Hinojosa examines aftermath of deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberto Lopez from the Texas Civil Rights Project to discuss the circumstances around the tragedy in Brownsville, Texas, and how the country has become a nation of hating immigrants.
Many people online have questioned how a Latino can have such intense racist and discriminatory beliefs, but the idea that Latinos cannot hold racist beliefs ignores facets of Latino culture that can lead some to become entrenched in far-right ideologies.
Police are preparing to arrest the hospitalized driver of an SUV that slammed into a crowd, killing eight people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. At least 10 others were injured, authorities said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed regret Monday after facing intense criticism for labeling all the victims of the Cleveland, Texas shooting rampage on Friday as “illegal immigrants,” even though it appears at least one of them was not undocumented.
A protest by some migrants led U.S. Customs and Border Protection to briefly close the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez early Monday.
A network of groups in Mexico provides virtual guidance as well as shipments of abortion pills for women who want to terminate a pregnancy on their own. Their work has sparked interest in the U.S. and a surge of requests for help, after the Supreme Court moved to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion last year.
Julio welcomes Karma Chavez, professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of ‘Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities,’ to discuss the current legislative assaults on LGBTQ rights.
The GOP has made inroads with Latino voters in recent years in much of the U.S. and especially in Florida. That strong showing, however, is leading to some tension as the newly emboldened Republicans in Washington aim to launch an aggressive agenda around immigration policy.
On February 8, the Texas man who carried out a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso in 2019 —which left 23 people dead and 22 injured— agreed to a plea deal in a 90-count indictment and agreed to accept 90 consecutive life sentences. He also admitted to specifically targeting Latinos.