Immigrants crossing the border into Texas are being tested by Catholic Charities, but there are questions about how the process is being run, with Republicans ratcheting up language deeming it a "humanitarian crisis."
Harris has leaned into being the first woman and first woman of color in the role to connect with groups that will be key to the administration's success as the recovery unfolds.
Democratic lawmakers and activists think serious changes need to be made to increase oversight, accountability, and transparency within the agency, up to and including firings and replacement of leadership.
The White House unveiled new plans to get its arms around one of the thorniest issues facing President Joe Biden.
There is no question that President Joe Biden's administration brings with it new political dynamics and pressure points, where partnerships between Black and Latino lawmakers will be hard to ignore.
The controversy began when eight Democrats voted in favor of an amendment in the COVID relief package from GOP Sen. Todd Young that aimed to block undocumented immigrants from receiving aid, prompting outrage among activists for 'mixed-status' households with undocumented migrants and U.S. citizens.
The poll, which tallied responses from voters in Maine, West Virginia, Alaska, and Arizona, is a warning to Republican senators to listen to their constituents, WorkMoney CEO Carrie Joy Grimes told Newsweek, noting that her group is nonpartisan but "we know what time it is."
Kristin Urquiza, whose father died of COVID leading her to become an advocate for victims and affected families, wants Congress to fund a compensation program for victims and survivors of COVID-19, similar to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
More than 160 immigration and criminal justice groups say simply doing away with Donald Trump's controversial zero-tolerance policy is not enough.
Black and Latino business groups understand the daunting agenda facing the Biden administration, but say small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy.
Joe Biden's new executive orders on immigration continue the effort to undo Donald Trump's policies, a process that will be long and complicated.
President Joe Biden needs 10 Republican senators to come on board for comprehensive immigration reform, something that is looking unlikely, which has led to an openness to a piecemeal approach on aspects that may be more likely to pass.
Though it didn't often come up during the 2020 campaign with immigration sidelined amid the pandemic and protests over police brutality, Trump and Biden fundamentally view immigration to the United States differently, with Biden welcoming it and Trump seeking to clamp down throughout his presidency.
Immigration activists are creating coalitions to hold the Biden administration accountable to the president's campaign promises, leaving open the possibility of intensifying public pressure.
Activists and Latino leaders were pleased by Biden's immigration proposal and executive orders to undo Trump's policies. The hard job: getting a bill passed now.
The first Latino U.S. senator in the history of California is making his interest in the high-stakes issue of immigration clear to colleagues and constituents, and eyeing COVID relief for a state that has been battered by the pandemic, he told Newsweek.
Joe Biden believes, and he has for years, that conditions must be improved in Latin America if the United States wants to slow immigration. A less antagonistic U.S. approach is coming.
So-called "low propensity" voters, like Black men, could prove the difference between Democrats winning two Senate runoff races next week. But finding out what they care about is key to garnering the vote of men who feel "left behind" by government, Black leaders say.
After Joe Biden did as he said he would in nominating a "teacher" to be the next secretary of education, Hispanic Democrats and grassroots leaders have one more ask of him: a Latina to round out his quickly filling cabinet.
Joe Biden's reaction to "defund the police" after the election angered activists and has put a spotlight on the form police reform efforts should take with Democrats nervous about possible political blowback moving forward.
Trump's approach showed the ability for a new president to set the tone during their first week, but some Democrats and activists question whether, from climate to criminal justice and immigration, Biden will have the appetite to exercise broad executive power as his predecessor did.
A recent report that stated immigration is not a top priority for the incoming Biden administration caused whiplash among some activists, who were reminded of the oft-criticized approach of the Obama administration.
Republicans want Latinos in Georgia to know their opponents are socialists. Democratic Senate candidates wants Latino voters to know who they are and that only they will provide COVID financial relief. Both are up against the clock when it comes to critical Spanish-language outreach.
A concerted push for Latinas in the cabinet has rallied Democrats and grassroots groups behind the former president of the largest union in the country.
A bipartisan group of activists and elected officials have been working to create a national Latino museum since 1994, and a Senate vote is set for this week.
Joe Biden won the majority of Latino votes, but Donald Trump made gains in some heavily Hispanic cities and counties, leaving Democrats to do autopsies that are critical to the future of the party's big-tent approach.
Latino organizations involved in a public effort to influence Gavin Newsom's decision told Newsweek it is time for a Latino to represent California.
Two of the top choices to fill the high-profile position of press secretary in President-elect Joe Biden's administration are Black women, spotlighting for Democrats and activists how significant it would be for the White House to have its first African-American press secretary.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez is joining President-elect Joe Biden's senior White House team as the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
The balance of power in the Senate—and level of effectiveness of Joe Biden's incoming administration—hangs in the balance with dual Senate runoffs in Georgia, and Black and Latino groups are mobilizing to try to win two seats in an incredibly challenging political environment.