Rep. Veronica Escobar Gives Her First US House Speech: ‘I Am a Proud Fronteriza’

“That’s why I have been profoundly disturbed by the rhetoric and policies from this Administration.”

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 4:43 PM

Economists Blast Menendez for ‘False Narrative’ About Crises in Cuba, Venezuela

More than 50 of the world’s top economists have slammed Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for recent remarks he made about Cuba and Venezuela, asking that he “stop spreading the false narrative” that there is no connection between the crises in those countries and the U.S. sanctions against them.

  • Jul 14, 2023
  • 2:45 PM

Durbin: DHS Inspector General ‘Has Lost His Credibility,’ Should Be Replaced

“Mr. Cuffari has lost his credibility,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) in a floor speech Tuesday, after the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol uncovered evidence linking Cuffari to missing text messages by Secret Service agents on the day of the insurrection.

  • Aug 2, 2022
  • 5:01 PM

Immigration Bills for Veterans, Mixed-Status Families Passed by House Committee

The American Families United Act would help keep mixed-status families together, while the Veterans Service Recognition Act would fast-track citizenship for immigrants who serve in the U.S. military and help bring home veterans who have been deported.

  • Jul 29, 2022
  • 1:43 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

White House, Congress Upset by Problematic DHS Inspector General

Patience with Joseph V. Cuffari is growing thin in Congress and at the White House, with sources telling Latino Rebels that the embattled Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has embarrassed the agency, snubbed the White House, and fueled a lack of faith in Congress about his ability to continue in the role.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 6:34 PM

Rep. Escobar: Inspector General Should Resign for Hiding Abuse by DHS Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari should resign, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) told Latino Rebels on Wednesday in response to news that Cuffari omitted hundreds of cases of domestic violence from a report on sexual misconduct at the department. “I saw serious problems with this particular inspector general long […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 2:33 PM

Immigrants Demand Relief in Budget Bill as Senate Awaits Parliamentarian’s Decision

“We will no longer accept being a country that accepts our labor, but doesn’t accept our humanity and dignity,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in Spanish at an immigration rally on Monday. “We’re almost two years now into a pandemic where our country relies on undocumented people to survive.”

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 9:23 AM

Some House Latinos Voice Frustration as Immigration Reform Stalls in Senate

Five members of the House Hispanic Caucus, all Democrats, held a press conference on Wednesday to advocate for permanent immigrant relief provisions in the Democrats’ sprawling budget bill currently being negotiated on Capitol Hill.

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 5:39 PM

Separated Mixed-Status Families Demand Justice

Thousands of separated families are waiting for immigration law to change. They only ask that the right of their families to live together be protected.

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • 12:46 PM

On Border Tour, Harris Cites ‘Progress’ in ‘Tough’ Situation

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris asserted Friday that the Biden administration had made progress tackling a migration spike that’s drawn fire from Republicans and made fellow Democrats uncomfortable. Her first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border as head of the Biden administration’s response is being closely watched on all sides.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

More Members of CHC Support Follow-Up Investigation of 2019 Sexual Harassment Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) told Latino Rebels on Monday that they support an investigation into sexual harassment allegations of Capitol custodial staff that were published in a 2019 report by the Architect of the Capitol’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 9:08 AM

Pelosi Calls for Follow-Up on 2019 Report on Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Members Against Capitol Custodians

“I look forward to seeing the report,” Pelosi said on Thursday.

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 5:09 PM

The Full Text of the US Citizenship Act of 2021

On Thursday, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was introduced to both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is the lead Senate sponsor, while Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) is the lead House sponsor.

  • Feb 18, 2021
  • 4:02 PM

Hundreds Deported Under Biden, Including Witness to Massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days despite his campaign pledge to stop removing most people in the U.S. illegally at the beginning of his term.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 7:33 AM

Biden’s VP Pick Isn’t the Biggest Issue for Latino Activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would have to do more than select a Latina running mate to win over Hispanics whose support could be crucial to winning the presidency, according to activists who are warning the presumptive Democratic nominee not to take their community for granted.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 4:28 PM

Farmworkers Relief Fund Raises Close to a Million Dollars During Virtual Festival

On Tuesday, a star-studded cast of entertainers, activists and community leaders took part in the Cinco de Mayo Altisimo Live Music and Pop Culture Festival to benefit the Farmworkers COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 3:47 PM

NALEO: Nearly 2.2 Million Latino Voters in Texas Expected to Cast Ballots in 2020 Election

Latino voters expected to play a critical role in the outcome of the Texas Democratic Primary.

  • Feb 26, 2020
  • 1:30 PM

Texas-Sized Opportunities, Part 2

In Part 2 of our Texas series, we look at recent polling data to better understand Senator John Cornyn’s viability both in the primary and in the general elections.

  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 11:38 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

Dems, GOP Trade Blame Over Migrant Conditions at Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who’ve visited the southern border accused President Donald Trump of cruelty on Friday while Republicans said Democrats were playing politics but doing little to help as the parties clashed at a House hearing over who’s to blame for squalid conditions facing migrants detained entering the U.S.

  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1:55 PM

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