Texas Gov. Abbott’s Policies Are Killing Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

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.

  • Aug 4, 2023
  • 12:35 PM

In ‘Chicana On Fire,’ Boyle Heights Poet Draws on LA Mexican Heritage (REVIEW)

In this series of stories and poems written with fire and courage, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin brings forth a ballad of cantos dedicated to love and promoting discussion. ‘Chicana On Fire’ blazes with the ganas to build a different, more promising world for all.

  • Sep 14, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

In Blow to Biden, Mexico President to Skip Americas Summit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.’ efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 5:31 PM

‘Senator Cares More About Her Dog Than Black People,’ Says Former Feinstein Staffer

Capitol Hill is abuzz with whispers about Jamarcus Purley, a Black legislative correspondent fired by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) last month. Purley shares his story with Latino Rebels.

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • 7:15 PM

VP Harris’ New Comms Director Apologizes for Anti-Immigrant Tweet

The resurfaced tweet is the latest in a series of embarrassing setbacks for the Office of the Vice President, which has been hampered by leaks, snafus, and other staffing setbacks in the first year of the Joe Biden administration.

  • Jan 7, 2022
  • 2:08 PM

Poll: Biden Support Falls Among All Americans, Especially Independents and Latinos

While the pandemic has certainly hurt Biden’s support among Latinos, so has the economy. And Latino support for Biden on immigration is even lower.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 2:39 PM

OPINION: Drug Policing Is (And Always Has Been) Rooted in Anti-Blackness

Racist enforcement practices are at the very root of drug policing, which disproportionately targets poor and nonwhite communities.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:00 AM

With Few Allies in Washington After Trump, What Is ICE’s Future in Congress?

“In terms of ICE’s specific budget [for 2022], I can’t tell you if it increased or whether it stays the same,” House Homeland Security chair Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told Latino Rebels last month in the Speaker’s lobby.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Outdated U.S. Policies Complicate Reincorporation of Former FARC Members in Colombia

“Get rid of this stigmatization that has us as terrorists.”

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 3:23 PM

Everything Wrong With Immigration Was Created With Bipartisan Support (OPINION)

America’s complicated history of treating migrants of color inhumanely is a long and sordid tale of bipartisan xenophobic policies.

  • Mar 23, 2021
  • 2:05 PM

Trump Acquitted: Senate Votes 57-43 at Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency.

  • Feb 13, 2021
  • 4:33 PM

Biden Takes the Helm as President: ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

  • Jan 20, 2021
  • 12:30 PM

Biden’s Homeland Security Pick Faces Questions on 2015 Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Alejandro Mayorkas faced Senate confirmation, not a single Republican voted for him because there was an open investigation into his management of the U.S. immigration agency under President Barack Obama.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 10:58 AM

Texas Early Voting Exceeds Total of All 2016 Ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016, an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country’s most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting toward battleground status.

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • 10:45 AM

Why This Puerto Rican Is Struggling to Vote for Biden and the Democrats (OPINION)

I just don’t know if I can trust Biden to not go ahead with a statehood initiative.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 5:36 PM

Documentary ‘Boys State’ Is a Snapshot of the Glory and Shame in America’s Political System

Directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, the film is an electrifying snapshot of the American political system, in all it’s glory, in all it’s shame. 

  • Aug 24, 2020
  • 10:19 AM

The COVID-19 Response Is Fueled by Racial Hostility (OPINION)

Decisions over who receives benefits from COVID-19 stimulus packages in the U.S. are being driven by a disdain for communities of color.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 3:41 PM

Obama Endorses Biden, Says Former VP Has ‘Qualities We Need’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures.

  • Apr 14, 2020
  • 2:18 PM

Court Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy on Part of US Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the latest twist on a key Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court said it will prevent the government from making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings starting next week unless the Supreme Court steps in sooner.

  • Mar 5, 2020
  • 8:43 AM

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