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Veterans: Revised Executive Order Harms National Security

Veterans: Revised Executive Order Harms National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration released a new executive order today that bans travel from six Muslim-majority countries and freezes refugee resettlement. The revisions follow the Ninth Circuit’s decision Feb. 9 to block the initial executive order. National security leaders have criticized a refugee freeze and travel ban that remain in the revised order. […]

LULAC Joins Over 100 Members of Congress Calling for the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

The congressmen ask for his resignation amid allegations of perjury. WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past week, information from the Department of Justice revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russian officials during the presidential campaign season. However, during his confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General, then-Senator Sessions testified under oath that he did not […]

Educational Opportunities and Leadership Programs for Latino Students

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] March 1, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) have announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist […]

Budget Battle

By Isaac Cohen* The presentation of a federal budget outline by President Donald Trump, to a joint session of Congress, is the opening salvo of a battle that will decide which campaign promises will become real, because money will be allocated for their accomplishment. So far, five weeks of intense activity have led to the […]

Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to more than 200 talented young students over the last 4 years. Here are the stories of two of our amazing scholars: Alejandra Sarmiento (2014 Scholar) is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Neurosciences at the University of Maryland. She is also a research […]

Technology Day for Latino Students

Technology Day for Latino Students

Students from Cardozo High School of Washington, D.C. participated in the AT&T HACEMOS High Tech Day on Feb. 24. Picture was taken in the studio at the new AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy.

CISPES Asks the Community to Join Delegation in El Salvador

CISPES Asks the Community to Join Delegation in El Salvador

According to the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador in the face of Trump & Co.’s white nationalist agenda, international solidarity is more important than ever. “Not only do we need to strengthen cross-border relationships to fight the Trump agenda worldwide, our movements can learn a lot from the organizing strategies and […]

Marylanders Call For Hogan Town Hall

Marylanders Call For Hogan Town Hall

Annapolis, Md. – Calls are growing louder from all corners of Maryland for Governor Larry Hogan to host a “town hall” forum to clear the air, listen to his constituents and break his long silence on the early actions of the Trump administration. Progressive Maryland members hand-delivered a letter signed by over 1,000 Marylanders to […]

More Private Prisons

More Private Prisons

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Thursday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama administration directive to phase out the use of private prisons: “This is how our corrupt political and campaign finance system works. Private prison companies invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in Donald Trump’s presidential […]

LULAC Condemns DHS Memos That Set the Stage for Mass Deportations

Enforcement Priorities Apply to Almost Every Undocumented Immigrant. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a series of memos detailing the enforcement procedures for President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security. Under the new guidance, the Department of Homeland Security has effectively ended the Obama-era focus on deporting the […]

Growth Projections

By Isaac Cohen* Beyond the campaign promises, the moment is approaching for the White House to state how much it expects the US economy will grow in the coming years. The reason is because a federal budget proposal needs to be submitted to the US Congress and the economic growth projections determine the expected levels […]