Biden has not done enough on immigration. The Biden administration promised to get rid of the Trump-era Title 42, a presidential executive order that allows U.S. immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S. borders without a hearing. Immigrant advocates called the program a clear slam at immigrants, and while the current administration says it wants to see it end as it wends its way through the courts, the Biden White House has proposed to deal with an influx of immigrants by allowing a certain number of migrants each month – 30,000 – from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela on “parole” if they pass a background check and if they have financial sponsors here in the states. The White House has not said why migrants from those particular countries would be allowed in and others left out.
Mami & Mí: Buying your baby a cranial helmet may be necessary, and scary
In my first year of motherhood, I’m learning many things. But never in a million years would I have thought helmet therapy would have been one of them. I had no clue what the experience would be like for Levi. I had so many questions: Would it be uncomfortable? Would it hurt? The worst part was knowing my son, Levi, wouldn’t be able to tell me.
COMMENTARY: I Don’t Care That You’re Not Bilingual
Of U.S. Latinos, 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual, according to PEW Research.
COMMENTARY: Why I left the Republican Party
As a disciple of Reaganomics and a proponent for a strong nation, the choice was clear: I registered as a Republican. Through the years I never imagined the journey that decision would bear in my life. As a student of political science at a very liberal university, I was accosted by fellow students and even faculty. As a Youth Advisory Council representative to Mayor Tom Bradley, I was an anomaly as a Latino Republican. Many chucked in confusion. But I have left the Republican Party for becoming a rudderless entity that has been overtaken by nativists and coincidentally can’t even agree on who will be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
COMMENTARY: Congress wraps with no action on farm workers or DACA
The massive $1.7 trillion – trillion with a T – bill of which the farmworkers and DREAMers legislation would have been a part of includes a funding boost for the U.S. Border Patrol, which is in line to hire several hundred new agents for what the agency says is an expected influx at the U.S.-Mexico border if Title 42 ends.
COMMENTARY: Immigrants and children need better prenatal care policies
Undocumented immigrants living in the United States are less likely to have the prenatal care they need compared to other immigrants and U.S. citizens. They may lack financial resources, access to health care providers and have difficulty navigating the health care system.
Mamí & Me: I’m a first-time mom during RSV season, overprotective and not sorry
Having a baby diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) when he was 4-months-old was overwhelming for me because I am a first-time mom. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My primary concern as a parent is keeping my child safe and healthy. In unpredictable times, it can be hard to ensure his well-being when he faces challenges like these
COLUMN: My undocumented father went back to Mexico, making holidays so hard
It has been a little more than a month since I had to say my goodbyes to my father, who left the United States for his hometown in Queretaro, Mexico. The last time I hugged him was on a late-November evening as he entered my cousin’s truck, the car that would take him to the Tijuana airport. “God bless you mija, take care of yourself, and do not be eating too much salt,” he told me as he was getting ready to board the truck. I held his hand and told him not to worry about me. He gave me his blessing and told me that he loved me. What followed was the longest hug I have ever received in my life.
EDITORIAL: Let LA voters decide de León’s fate at City Hall
There is a democratic process and the voters who are disgusted with de León, or Breed, or any other politician can start a recall. We support the recall as it is part of the democratic process. Let the voters of the 14th District decide if they want de León to represent them.
COMMENTARY: Why I Did Not Resign from LA City Council
Gil Cedillo explains why he didn’t resign as a member of the Los Angeles City Council after being caught up in the leaked audio scandal that led to the resignation of former Council President Nury Martinez and calls for Council Member Kevin de León to step down, too.
COMMENTARY: Stay safe from COVID-19 this holiday season
Latinx people are among the groups that are one and a half times more likely to contract the virus and twice as likely to die from COVID-19.
EDITORIAL: Hate crimes on the rise in LA County
Hate crimes rose in Los Angeles County to the highest level in 20 years but many still go unreported.