Here’s What CHC Chair Joaquin Castro Said About Trump’s Oval Office Address

“He played again, once again, to fearmongering and scapegoating,” the Texas Democrat noted.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 2:40 PM

Andrea Mitchell Thinks Rep. Joaquín Castro Is Cuban Because… You Know

This came from Mediaite. It explains itself. Just watch. Wait, people with Castro as a last name are not only Cuban?

  • Apr 11, 2015
  • 4:57 PM

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

White House Must Act Now to Stop Racist State Immigration Policies (OPINION)

In the face of unconstitutional immigration laws enacted in Texas, Florida, and Kansas, Congress and the Biden administration must take action now.

  • Jul 19, 2023
  • 11:38 AM

The Hate Crime No One Is Talking About (OPINION)

Aaron Martinez was murdered by a neighbor who didn’t want Latinos in his neighborhood.

  • Jun 13, 2023
  • 6:58 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Mexico to Sue U.S. Gun Companies for Flow of Illegal Weapons

The Government of Mexico plans to file a second lawsuit against U.S. companies it alleges are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced last Wednesday.

  • Oct 11, 2022
  • 12:44 PM

Sen. Luján: GOP Governors ‘Hateful’ for Bussing Migrants

Forty-five House Democrats sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the Justice Department look into a “political stunt” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), after DeSantis took credit for sending 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

Texas Sheriff Investigating Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard

A Texas sheriff on Monday opened an investigation into two flights of migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but did not say what laws may have been broken in putting 48 Venezuelans on private planes last week from San Antonio.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 5:15 PM

Where Latino Members of Congress Stand on Abortion Rights

Latinos make up a small percentage of Congress, a little over eight percent. Of the 45 Latinos currently serving in Congress, 18 (40 percent) represent states where abortion is banned, restricted, or expected to have restrictions soon

  • Jul 25, 2022
  • 4:59 PM

Key Features of Puerto Rico Status Act

The Puerto Rico Status Act brings together two competing bills in the House: the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act and the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s in it.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 4:20 PM

House to Release Framework for Puerto Rico Consensus Bill

A consensus bill to determine the future of Puerto Rico’s status is imminent, Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) said, but sources close to the matter tell Latino Rebels that no draft has been circulated to the key stakeholders in the process and that the tense negotiations over the bill’s language have hit a series of dead ends.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 1:45 PM

House Seeks Consensus Bill on Puerto Rico Status

A single staffer in House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) office has been tasked with the seemingly impossible job of combining an all-or-nothing proposition for statehood with an open-ended process for self-determination.

  • Apr 1, 2022
  • 2:43 PM

One Year After Being Reintroduced, Puerto Rico Self-Determination Bill Is Going Nowhere

A year after being re-introduced in the House and Senate, a Puerto Rico self-determination bill appears ready to die on the vine again in the current Congress.

  • Mar 18, 2022
  • 12:44 PM

2020 Census Undercounted Latinos by Almost 5 Percent, Bureau Says

The 2020 Census failed to count 18.8 million people, mostly people of color, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

  • Mar 10, 2022
  • 5:53 PM

Omnibus Bill Allocates $8 Million for Intern Pay at State Department

The new appropriations, if enacted, would also increase the amount of funding available in each Congressional office for paying interns from $25,000 to $35,000 per year.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 12:30 PM

Senate Strips Intern Pay at State Department From Spending Bill

Funding for paid internships at the State Department has been removed from the Senate version of the 2022 appropriations bill currently being negotiated in the upper chamber of Congress.

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • 2:43 PM

Speaker of Puerto Rico House Calls on Congress to Endorse Self-Determination Act

On Saturday, Rafael “Tatito” Hernández Montañez, speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, sent a letter to Rep. Raúl Grijalva, chair of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, asking him to endorse the self-determination bill currently before the committee.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 5:28 PM

Support Grows in Congress for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

Support is growing in Congress for the “Day Without Immigrants” protest planned for Monday, February 14. The rationale behind the protest led by TikTok star Carlos Eduardo Espina is that immigrant labor underwrites Valentine’s Day every year.

  • Feb 10, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

Contaminated Cocaine Kills 24 in Buenos Aires

Authorities in Buenos Aires reported that at least 24 people have died since Wednesday as a result of a contaminated batch of cocaine. Over 80 persons were said to have been hospitalized, with some requiring the life-sustaining support of mechanical ventilators.

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

Latino Lawmakers Demand Meeting With Tech CEOs on Spanish-Language Misinformation Campaigns

Last week, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus went public with letters sent on January 14 to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok “respectfully requesting a meeting” to discuss Spanish-language misinformation on their platforms.

  • Jan 24, 2022
  • 11:17 AM

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