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Julián Castro Is The First Democratic Presidential Candidate To Call For Puerto Rico’s Governor To Resign Over Mass Protests

"I don’t think that Rosselló can be effective anymore," Castro told BuzzFeed News.

Nidhi Prakash • One day ago

Democrats Are Pushing A Bill To Give Domestic Workers Employee Protections

Domestic workers are excluded from federal anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws.

Nidhi Prakash • 4 days ago

Latinx Activists Are Demanding Democrats Reject Barack Obama’s Deportations, Not Just Trump’s

Immigration activists want a firm commitment from presidential candidates that they will not return to the status quo if they defeat Trump.

Nidhi Prakash • 6 days ago

Venezuelans In Florida Are Growing Unhappy With Trump. It Could Cost Him In 2020.

Trump’s lack of progress on the crisis in Venezuela has alienated some Venezuelan Americans who could be key to the president’s reelection.

Nidhi Prakash • 8 days ago

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Create A Special Task Force To Investigate Abuses Of Immigrants

The presidential candidate released a broad immigration plan that includes measures for holding authorities accountable for human rights violations.

Nidhi Prakash • 9 days ago

Beto O’Rourke Defended His Immigration Record As He Visited A Detention Center

The day after the first Democratic debate, where O’Rourke came under attack for his immigration plan, he talked at length in Spanish about wanting to reform US politics toward a more compassionate system.

Nidhi Prakash • 22 days ago

Julián Castro Stood Out In The First Debate After Struggling To Get Noticed

The candidate dominated immigration issues during the first Democratic presidential debate.

Nidhi Prakash • 23 days ago

Inside The Massive, Coordinated Push To Make Sure A Census Citizenship Question Does Not “Distort Democracy”

“I’ve never seen the amount of support, investment, the breadth and depth of partnerships that I’m seeing for 2020,” one census outreach organizer said.

Nidhi Prakash • 26 days ago

Democrats Are Pushing New Legislation To Protect Federal Housing Loans For Young Immigrants With DACA Status

The bill, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, comes in response to BuzzFeed News’ reporting that the Federal Housing Administration was quietly advising lenders to reject home loans for DACA recipients.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

LGBT Protesters Call Trump’s Orlando 2020 Launch A “Slap In The Face” After The Pulse Shooting Anniversary

“We just had our anniversary, we just had a memorial mourning the fact that we lost all those lives,” said an anti-Trump protester near where the president officially launched his reelection.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

People In Flint Are Still In Crisis. They Want Presidential Candidates To See Them As More Than A Rallying Cry.

Residents of the Michigan city are tired of politicians showing up for campaign stops and then disappearing. They want to be taken seriously going into 2020.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The Trump Administration Admits It's Denying Housing Loans To DACA Recipients

Secretary Ben Carson denied in congressional testimony earlier this year that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was denying federally backed loans to certain immigrants.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

This Democratic Presidential Candidate Has A Sweeping Plan To Eliminate Lead Poisoning

“Today I’m putting forward a plan to combat lead exposure across the country, and to ensure that no families experience what those in Flint have had to endure,” Julián Castro said.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

California’s Early 2020 Primary Is Pushing Presidential Candidates To Talk To Latino Voters

“Moving the primary up early to March is forcing candidates, as it should be, to not just engage the very elite and wealthy of California but everyday working families.”

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Her Parents Are Undocumented. She Can’t Wait To Vote.

Democrats will need people like 18-year-old Lupita Sanchez — young, engaged, and who feel like their own futures are at stake — to turn out in high numbers in the 2020 election.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The New Presidential Debate Rules Immediately Have Some Democrats Frustrated With The DNC

Some campaigns learned of heightened restrictions to qualify for the fall debates only after media reports. “Women and people of color will not make it to the main stage,” one operative said.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Beto O’Rourke Wants To Change How The US Treats Immigrants

O’Rourke is proposing to overhaul immigration as president through a mixture of new laws and executive orders.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The Only Latino Running For President Thinks Democrats' "Electability" Fight Is Missing The Point

“The worst thing we can do is to make assumptions or use some cookie-cutter formula about who ought to be the nominee of the party,” Julián Castro told BuzzFeed News.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Fixated On Donald Trump — And Biden’s Supporters Want It That Way

Joe Biden’s official campaign kickoff was a plea for unity against the president, with more of an eye on November 2020 than on next year’s primaries.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago