Immigrants are keeping America safe, healthy and fed during COVID-19 emergency

A new report published by the Center for Migrant Studies finds that immigrants in the US labor force work at disproportionate rates in “essential critical infrastructure” jobs, as defined by the Department of Home Land Security. The report shows that immigrants are working – often at great risk to their health and lives – to keep Americans safe, healthy, fed, and poised for economic recovery.

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LULAC pays tribute to “El Paso Warrior” and latest victim of Texas mass shooting

After nearly nine-months in intensive care, Guillermo “Memo” Garcia passed away from serious injuries incurred when he was shot on August 3, 2019, in the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern history. Memo Garcia was a beloved soccer coach in the El Paso community and had been outside of the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas helping with a fundraiser for his daughter’s soccer team when he was attacked. Today he became the latest victim of the tragedy and LULAC honors his memory.

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Saul Canelo Álvarez y Mathew McConaughey crean vídeo “Solo sigue viviendo”

El campeón mundial de boxeo Saul Canelo Álvarez y el actor Mathew McConaughey han creado un anuncio de servicio público titulado “Solo Sigue Viviendo”. El anuncio, narrado en español, promueve el distanciamiento social seguro y va dirigido a nuestra comunidad hispana. En momentos en que los gobiernos comienzan a relajar las medidas de seguridad para reabrir servicios y negocios se hace más apremiante que los ciudadanos continuemos las medidas de seguridad personal y de prevención.

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Latino-owned businesses still unprotected in new Coronavirus Package, NBC reports

The new Coronavirus package approved by Congress this week does very little to help Latino businesses. According to an NBC report, many businesses owned by Latinos or other minorities and women secure loans through community lenders, commonly known as CDFIs or Minority Depository Institutions. But despite the vital role these lenders play and the fact that Latino small businesses are driving U.S. small-business growth, the latest coronavirus bill failed to give such lenders a fair shot at the next round of loan money from the federal government.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus calls for protection of farmworkers

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are calling on Congressional leadership to include protection and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to congressional leaders, CHC Members make key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.

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Latino farmworkers and US food supply at high risk for lack of safety protection

The number of workers who have died due to COVID-19 at a Colorado meat plant rose to four las week, and a fifth meat worker at a Cargill facility in Fort Morgan has also died of the disease. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health 102 employees at the JBS plant in Greeley have now tested positive for COVID-19, while four have died of the disease. At least three of those deaths have been Latino workers: Saul Sanchez, 78, Eduardo Conchas de la Cruz, 60, and Tibursio Rivera López, 69. The tragic deaths and the outbreaks at this and other meat plants across the country are raising alarms about the safety and the vulnerability of the nation’s food supply and the workers.

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Los Hispanos Contamos

El censo es nuestra oportunidad de contribuir para que haya un mejor futuro en nuestra comunidad. Cada 10 años, los datos del censo ayudan a determinar cómo se distribuyen los fondos federales en nuestras comunidades. Cuando participas en el censo, tus respuestas están protegidas por 72 años y nadie puede compartir tu información personal con ninguna entidad del gobierno, esto incluye ICE, FBI y la policía.

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