Hispanic Lawmakers Ask Justice Dept. For Stats On Latinos Killed By Police
The letter sent July 28, and obtained by BuzzFeed News, asked for the number of Latino deaths resulting from police interaction during the last five years, as well as the immigration status of victims. The DOJ still has not responded to the request.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Push Back On Deportations After Pressure From Activists
The CHC plans to vote on a draft of a resolution to ask the president to slow deportations and expand use of prosecutorial discretion, sources tell BuzzFeed. Activists say it falls short. "We need the CHC to be leaders, not followers."
Gay Marine Who Lost A Leg In Iraq Booed For Supporting Anti-Discimination Ordinance
Eric Alva was the first solider injured in Iraq when he stepped on a landmine. He was loudly booed by religious groups and protesters when he endorsed a city ordinance that would protect the LGBT community against discrimination.