Latest Hispanics News

Biden, looking to shore up Hispanic support, faces pressure to get 2024 outreach details right

Jun. 05, 2023 05:43 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed in 2020 to work “like the devil" to energize Hispanic voters, and flew to Florida seven weeks before Election Day to do just that. But as he stepped to the podium at a Hispanic Heritage Month event near Disney World, Biden declared, “I just have one...

Opponents hold 'day without immigrants' in Florida to protest new restrictions

Jun. 02, 2023 17:07 PM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Across Florida on Thursday, workers didn't show up at construction sites and tomato fields and scores of restaurants, shops and other small businesses never opened their doors to protest a new state law that imposes restrictions on undocumented immigrants. ...

America aged rapidly in the last decade as baby boomers grew older and births dropped

May. 25, 2023 13:45 PM EDT

The United States grew older, faster, last decade. The share of residents 65 or older grew by more than a third from 2010 to 2020 and at the fastest rate of any decade in 130 years, while the share of children declined, according to new figures from the most recent census. ...

Appeals court upholds admissions policy at elite Virginia high school

May. 23, 2023 16:52 PM EDT

A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a new admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that critics say discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans. The 2-1 ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

Taxpayers will wind up paying over quarter billion dollars in Joe Arpaio's racial profiling case

May. 22, 2023 20:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Taxpayers in metro Phoenix are approaching a milestone in their financial pain from a 2013 racial profiling verdict over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns: In roughly a year, those ongoing costs will exceed a quarter of a billion dollars. The bill...

FACT FOCUS: Videos of empty store aisles are unrelated to Florida’s immigration bill

May. 17, 2023 20:47 PM EDT

A sweeping immigration bill recently signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is sparking fears of deserted workplaces – and barren grocery shelves. The new law, set to take effect in July, will require businesses with more than 25 staffers to verify that their employees can...

Massachusetts attorney general probes often criticized Boston police gang unit

May. 16, 2023 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general’s office is investigating possible racial bias by the Boston Police Department’s gang unit and its associated gang member database, which has been criticized in the past for disproportionately tracking young Black and Latino men. ...

Biden taps Philip Jefferson to be Fed's vice chair, Adriana Kugler as first Hispanic on Fed board

May. 12, 2023 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Philip Jefferson, a member of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, to serve as vice chair of the board, the White House announced Friday. Biden has also chosen Adriana Kugler, a Georgetown University economist, to join the...

Biden taps Philip Jefferson to be Fed’s vice chair and Adriana Kugler as 1st Hispanic on its interest-rate-setting panel

May. 12, 2023 11:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden taps Philip Jefferson to be Fed’s vice chair and Adriana Kugler as 1st Hispanic on its interest-rate-setting panel.

Figuring out Texas: From guns to immigration, here's how one state's challenges echo the country's

May. 11, 2023 10:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thirteen people dead in two mass shootings. Eight immigrants killed when an SUV slams into a crowded bus stop. The likely approval of legislation that would let the Republican governor overturn elections in the most populous county, a Democratic stronghold. All in the past two...