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immigration

Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Drops Dramatically During First 4 Months of Biden Presidency — But Arrests Are on the Rise

President Biden’s campaign pledge to place a moratorium on the deportation of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally appears to be holding steady. Newly released data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement show that, following changes in enforcement policies and administration officials, federal immigration authorities have made significantly fewer…

Puerto Rico education

$912 Million in Educational Funding Released to Puerto Rico, Funds That Trump Had Previously Blocked 

Newly sworn-in U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has had a busy — and expensive — week. In addition to granting $1 billion in student loan debt relief, Cardona recently released $912 million in federal funds to public and private schools in Puerto Rico. The previously approved funding was blocked for…

‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

Finalists Announced for $40 Million ‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

The company Pivotal Ventures, which is funded through donations from Melinda Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and others, has announced the finalists for its ”Equality Can’t Wait Challenge” — a project aimed at awarding $40 million to organizations that are helping to expand women’s power and…

government removing confederate symbols

Latinx Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Romo Named To Commission Removing Confederate Names and Symbols From Military Bases

In his role as the leader of a national veterans’ civil rights group created to help protect Mexican Americans from discrimination, Lawrence Romo has a long history of fighting for diversity and inclusion. And now the Latinx civil rights leader will take his considerable skills and knowledge to Washington D.C….

California and covid-19

California Commits To Distributing 40% of Its Existing Vaccine Doses To Underserved Communities

In an effort to help save lives of Black and Brown Californians who have been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a new pledge to allocate up to 40% of existing vaccine doses to the state’s underserved communities. Health officials in the state hope…