For this month, the federal government is challenged to continue promoting tangible improvements in the living conditions of Latinos, with a special focus on the economy and on a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. Design: Gabriela Navarro
Financial security and a path to citizenship: the best gifts for Hispanics in their month. The democrats try a new electoral reform with a more moderate project. Newsom’s future is in the hands of Californians on the last day of the election recall. Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old Floridian nurse, testified that she was paid $ 53,000 for killing Kamala Harris.
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Starting tomorrow through October 15, USA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, an occasion to remember that the history and heritage of Hispanic immigrants is part of every aspect of the country. From entertainment and food to medicine and education to politics: Biden named this memorial month “an important reminder of how much strength we as a nation draw from our immigrant roots.” In his proclamation, the president also emphasized that “America cannot be successful without Hispanic families and communities being successful.” Although the American Rescue Plan included measures to benefit the unemployed and small business owners, Latinos were one of the most affected groups economically and personally, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. For this month, in addition to the activities and ceremonies, the federal government has the challenge of continuing to promote tangible improvements to the community’s living conditions, with a special focus on the economy and on a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. .
- Why is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated? According to the National Archives, this celebration started as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under the mandate of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, until Ronald Reagan expanded it to one month on August 17, 1988. The month begins on September 15 because the period coincides with the independence of several countries such as Costa Rica, Mexico and Chile, and with Columbus Day on October 12, which commemorates the discovery of America.
- The Census Bureau released data that reveal that poverty increased to 11.4% last year due to pandemic reasons. Even though the first two rounds of stimulus helped keep 11.7 million Americans out of this category, 1 in 5 Latino households reported skipping meals in 2020, according to the Department of Agriculture. Community workers are more likely to rely on jobs in the hospitality industry (tourism, hotels, restaurants, etc.), so unemployment rates were higher. Many turned to food banks to meet their needs and those of their families.
- For several undocumented immigrants, permanent residence and a path to citizenship would be the best recognition to their contributions. Franklin Anchahua, one of the predominantly Latino cleaning groups that worked at the World Trade Center after 9/11, suffers from heart and respiratory complications after being exposed to the harsh conditions the center was left in. 20 years later, he and his colleagues are still waiting to be legalized. “Instead of giving us compensation, they could have given us papers,” said Lucelly Gil, another of the cleaners, who has suffered from breast cancer and depression.
- In response to these requests, the House Judiciary Committee approved language of the immigration proposal that Democrats intend to include in their $ 3.5 billion plan, which will be passed through reconciliation. The proposal, which is also being evaluated by the Senate MP, will allow 8 million undocumented immigrants (including Dreamers, TPS recipients and essential workers) to have a legal path to permanent residence and citizenship.
- Where else are Hispanics seen in the US (and in the world)? McDonalds Happy Meal toy, the forerunner of oral contraceptives, Lasik ophthalmic surgery, and discovery of tooth decay bacteria were made possible thanks to latinos.
Today on Capitol Hill
|1. Democratic Senators they presented a bill for electoral and ethical reform, led by Amy Klobuchar, which is a more moderate version of her past proposal, known as the For The People Act. The legislation establishes some voting rules required by the federal government, such as having early voting options and expanding access to ballots by mail, among other approaches that would nullify electoral restriction laws passed in Republican states. Klobuchar said this law “will establish basic national standards to ensure that all Americans can cast their votes in the way that works best for them.”|
2. The Justice Department set new limits in the use of strangulation maneuvers and carotid restraints by government officials law enforcement, unless they are cases in which the use of deadly force is allowed. Similarly, the agency imposed new restrictions on unannounced income to residences with search warrants. The attorney general, Merrick Garland, said that these new measures, together with the expansion of the use of body cameras, aim to improve trust between police officers and the public
4. Brian A. Nichols was nominated as a candidate for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. “Nichols is a career Foreign Service Officer who has served as the United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, the United States Ambassador to Peru, and the Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs, and as deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia ”: U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
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- Californians they are casting the last votes who will decide whether Governor Gavin Newsom will remain in office or be replaced for his questionable management of the pandemic. “I feel good as long as we can get out of that vote,” Newsom said after greeting election volunteers in San Francisco. Biden gave a final boost to the Democrat’s campaign, who warned citizens that this recall could change the course of the country and have “disastrous results”, even going so far as to say that the main Republican candidate, Larry Elder, is a ” Trump clone ”. Despite Newsom leading the polls and Democratic voters have mailed their ballots in droves, recall elections continue to have less predictable dynamics than regular elections and the governor’s fate rests in the hands of his citizens.
- The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is the campaign arm of the Senate Republicans, raised $ 8 million during August, a record number for the group in a month of a non-electoral year. The organization saw a spike in donations amid criticism of the Biden administration for the military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rise in COVID-19 cases, which have resulted in the return of face mask mandates and new warrant orders. vaccination. The best 5 months of collection in non-election years for the NRSC have occurred in 2021, with a monthly average of $ 8.3 million collected, compared to the average of $ 5.5 million registered in 2019.
Before you leave:
- Am i on drugs? Newsom with the Minions and Optimus Prime, John Cox strolling with a Kodiak bear, a million dollar lottery at Six Flags and Caitlyn Jenner’s neighbor who moved to Arizona because she “couldn’t bear to see homeless people.” The California recall elections came to an end, so these were some of the 7 most ‘WTF?’ collected by Politico during the campaign.
- War warned… Senator Marco Rubio this afternoon asked Biden to “immediately” fire General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for secretly calling his Chinese counterpart at the end of Trump’s presidency to assure him that the United States would not start a war. , according to a new book from Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political journalist Robert Costa.
- Prisoner for death threats to Kamala. Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old nurse based in Miami, recorded six videos of herself saying, “Kamala Harris, you are going to die.” Last Friday Phelps pleaded guilty, said he had been paid $ 53,000 to kill Harris, adding: “I’m going to do the job, OK.” The mother of three now faces five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for November 19. Source: The Washington Post
- Popular measure. 60% of voters – including suburban voters – support Biden’s vaccination mandates for federal workers and private companies, according to the results of the last survey of the Axios / Ipsos Coronavirus Index. Cliff Young, the chairman of Ipsos US Public Affairs, said the terms have bolstered Biden’s popularity with independents, but the president still hasn’t scored points with Republican citizens.