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Friday, July 20, 2018

First Two Latinas Are Elected to Virginia House of Delegates, Making History

Two Latinas, Elizabeth Guzmán and Hala Ayala made history in Virginia; they are the first Hispanic women elected to the state's House of Delegates. The two women not only beat long-term incumbents,...

In Virginia and New Jersey, Progressive Groups Work to Rally Latino Voters

Progressive organizations scrambled over the weekend to give Democrats a boost in Tuesday's New Jersey and Virginia elections by rallying against Republican candidates who used ads linking gang crimes to Democratic...

Analysis: Should Democrats Embrace Identity Politics to Target Latino, Black Votes?

Democrats should be worried about the race for governor in Virginia. While many Democrats assume that President Donald Trump will have a negative impact on Republican races, they have two reasons...

Annette Taddeo Wins Election, First Latina Democrat in Florida State Senate

WASHINGTON — Florida elected its first Latina Democratic state senator, Annette Taddeo, in a special election victory that gives Democrats a legislative seat held by Republicans and reflects the shift in...

Trump Says ‘No Deal’ Was Reached With Democrats to Extend DACA

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday morning that there was “no deal” with Democrats to extend protections for so-called Dreamers, but pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, and vowed to push...

Trump Nominee Jovita Carranza Would Be 7th Latina US Treasurer

President Donald Trump's nomination of Jovita Carranza for U.S. treasurer would put a Latina in a spot that has been held by six other Latinas, all since the Nixon administration. Carranza had...

Court Blunts Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

A federal judge Tuesday blunted the impact of one of President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, forbidding the White House from withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities — local governments...

Latino Groups Praise Pick of Alexander Acosta for Trump Cabinet

MIAMI — After much criticism and disillusionment about the lack of Latinos in President Donald Trump's cabinet, Hispanic organizations applauded the nomination of Alexander Acosta for Labor secretary. If confirmed, Acosta will...

Trump loses hes first battle to replace the immigration veto

An appeals court earlier dismissed the Donald Trump administration's request to immediately reinstate an anti-immigration decree of the US president, blocked by a federal judge last Friday. On Saturday night, the government...

Washington state federal judge temporarily deters Trump’s veto against people from seven Muslim majority...

A court order that has effect across the country blocked the controversial decree signed a week ago by the president. The airlines have already received authorization from the Customs Office to...