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Perceptions and Realities

By Isaac Cohen* President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have seen a surge in the stock market and in consumer confidence. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index increase of 5 percent is the biggest for any President, after the first 100 days of President George Bush Sr. in 1989, with an increase of 7.7 percent […]

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Washington, D.C.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Washington, D.C.

A celebration of the campaign to create a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum will be hosted by some of the leading Latino civil rights, trade and advocacy organizations. Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] April 28, 2017 – The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) and LatinVIP.com, a Latino special events and networking organization, along with several […]

Immigrant Justice Network Responds to Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Launch of “V.O.I.C.E” Initiative

Statement by Mizue Aizeki (Immigrant Defense Project), Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center), and Paromita Shah (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild) on behalf of the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN): “After 100 hundred days of losing in the courts, legislature, and before the global community, the Trump administration has hit a new low […]

Sanders, Murray Announce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

WASHINGTON, April 26 – Addressing hundreds of low-wage workers outside the Capitol, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced legislation Wednesday that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “For the last 10 years, Congress, giving tax breaks to the rich, hasforgotten to raise the minimum wage. We are here […]

Another Protectionist Salvo

By Isaac Cohen* Relative calm prevailed lately on the trade statements emanating from the White House. Until last week, at President Donald Trump’s signature of an executive order to investigate if steel imports are threatening national security, because the domestic arms industry dependence on foreign suppliers. National security is frequently invoked to justify protectionist measures, […]

Shifting Winds

By Isaac Cohen* The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index increased 12 percent since President Donald Trump’s election in November and the first days of March. There was hope that the incoming President’s three point agenda, of tax reform, less regulation and more infrastructure spending, would ignite more vigorous economic growth, beyond the 2 percent average […]

March to the White House to celebrate the contributions of immigrant workers

The May First Coalition announced this week the march from Virginia to the White House to celebrate the contributions of immigrant workers and protest the harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. “Millions of immigrants have come to the United States in search of the American dream. They have worked hard […]

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Proposal to Collect Social Media Data from Chinese Travelers

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Proposal to Collect Social Media Data from Chinese Travelers

By Elena Shore SAN FRANCISCO — Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media “handles.” Over 30 civil rights groups signed onto a letter opposing the plan, saying it would increase racial profiling, […]

Dreamer’s Deportation Casts Doubt on Trump Administration’s Accountability

Dreamer’s Deportation Casts Doubt on Trump Administration’s Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first reported deportation of a current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient raises serious questions for the Trump administration. News broke Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security deported Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old DACA recipient, to Mexico in February. The case suggests Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is ignoring […]

College & Grad School Scholarships

College & Grad School Scholarships

College scholarships are being offered by Delegate David Moon to students of District 20, Maryland. “I have funding available to provide scholarships for a few students in Silver Spring & Takoma Park. The student must be a resident of District 20 to apply”, said Moon. Applications are due 4/30/17. Details are available at: http://tinyurl.com/d20college

Tightening

By Isaac Cohen* The US central bank raised interest rates last December and March, indicating a turn towards a tighter monetary policy and recognition of the economy’s strength. Additionally, the release of the March meeting’s minutes revealed that members of the Open Market Committee discussed how to reduce the central bank’s bond portfolio. During the […]