The White House and allies have recently embraced a strategy to push for reforms by highlighting popular planks of an immigration agenda that has been stalled for months.
With immigration reform stalled, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sat down for an interview with Newsweek to talk about his White House meeting to move immigration forward even without Republicans, the state of the Latino vote, and more.
Senator Marco Rubio believes the truth is out there and he wants to get past the UFO jokes to make sure the national security of the United States isn't threatened in any way, he told Newsweek.
Not many states are fortunate to have an economic engine like Vegas they can rev up when the time is right, and with long lines at job fairs and a hiring spree underway, it would seem to be a good time to be an incumbent up for reelection. But that isn't necessarily the case for Sisolak.
Nevada political observers say the fractured state party faces a difficult path forward with the midterm elections coming next year, and a looming Las Vegas congressional primary race in particular threatens to further expose the raw nerve.
Brendan Carr is calling on acting FCC chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, to speak out on a pressure campaign from Democratic lawmakers against the sale of a Miami radio station because she denounced pressure from Donald Trump previously.
When comparing Arizona's two influential moderate Democratic senators, Latino activists say only Mark Kelly gives Hispanic community members the time of day, but the history is more complicated than that.
United We Dream, along with partner groups, will hold a "day of action" as part of its "Undeniable!" campaign, urging the White House and Democrats to pursue a 51-vote strategy on a path to citizenship, effectively abandoning working with Republicans on the issue.
The new Build Back Together non-profit has set out to tell the story of what the passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan means for voters, with an unprecedented early focus on selling it to Latino voters, Newsweek has learned.
In states with some of the largest Latino electorates in the country, from Florida, to Texas, and Arizona, GOP-led bills seek to curtail voting.
The digital ad buy targeting Senate Democrats in their home states argues that they should work to deliver a pathway to citizenship even if Republicans are not on board.
The members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus responded after a Newsweek report detailed how America CV bought Radio Caracol and immediately fired its Democratic host despite his running its top-rated show.
For a Democratic Party that suffered brutal defeats in Florida in November, former host Raul Martinez was like water in the desert, one of the very few Democratic voices on air. But now he's gone.
Latino and Black activists who spoke to Newsweek said it isn't helpful to their groups or the communities they advocate for to wait until day 101 to press the administration on issues they consider to be urgent agenda items.
Immigrant rights groups said Harris's roles as vice president and in charge of diplomacy with Central American countries make her uniquely suited to advocate for immigrants.
The longer the border problem drags on, the more voters may listen to Trump as he plots his political comeback, Democrats told Newsweek.
California Democrats worry a worsening situation at the border in the coming months could add to Newsom's political challenges in the recall effort.
The vice president has been asked by President Joe Biden to oversee the diplomatic efforts to engage Mexico and Central American countries to address root causes of migration and oversee the flow and use of U.S. aid.
Other advocates who spoke with Newsweek said it is their strong sense that the DHS secretary is being shielded by lawyers and officials within the agency to protect him from the policy demands of advocates.
Becerra takes the reins of a department trying to control not just a pandemic but also a simmering border crisis.
Texans view the influx of migrants at the border through an economic lens, in ways that don't easily reduce to familiar left-right talking points.
"'Don't come now, come later.' Please, come on. That's funny," Texas Representative Henry Gonzalez told Newsweek. "People at the border laugh at those kind of comments, it's not realistic."
There is concern that the White House is not doing enough to rebrand and sell his accomplishment politically in south Florida and beyond.
A yearly surge of border crossings is expected in the spring as the weather warms, something that also vexed Trump, and was politically damaging for Obama during the summer of 2014, as tens of thousands of kids came to the country.
Democrats and Latino leaders say the delay to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has effects beyond the ever-present pandemic, and includes the Biden administration's deepening immigration woes.
The administration's messaging on the reopened facilities began with what many Democrats and immigration activists characterized as a misfire.
In his CPAC speech, Donald Trump said Biden has "triggered a massive flood of illegal immigration into our country, the likes of which we have never seen before."
Plans to reopen the much-maligned Homestead facility in Florida have led to growing public backlash among Democrats and activists who say they will fight to ensure it never opens again.
Publicly and privately Latino groups have wrestled with the vote to withhold stimulus aid from undocumented immigrants by Kelly, fellow Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and the other six Democrats that joined them, which they say sent the wrong message so early in the fight for immigration reform.
As President Joe Biden reversed the Remain in Mexico policy, the process of safely processing up to 25,000 migrants in the coming months during a global pandemic, is a politically charged, complex task.