Civil Rights + Immigration

Latinx groups launch COVID-19 vaccination outreach campaign

BY: - October 15, 2021

Three Latinx groups announced on Friday a new Iowa vaccination campaign targeting Latino, Spanish-speaking and immigrant Iowans. “We know that we can get across the finish line and bring equity to our community, as well as improve overall public health and prosperity for the great state of Iowa,” said Darryl Morin, president of Wisconsin-based nonprofit […]

D.C. Dispatch: Biden plans reinstatement of ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

BY: - October 15, 2021

Welcome to the D.C. Dispatch, your weekly roundup of Iowa’s politicians in D.C. This week was relatively quiet in D.C., as both the House and Senate were in recess, aside from a Tuesday vote on the debt ceiling. Here’s what you need to know from this week: Iowa Republicans kept talking about the southern border […]

‘These are not criminals’: Latino groups urge nuance as Iowa GOP focuses on border security

BY: - October 13, 2021

Iowa Latinx groups called for state leaders to be more welcoming toward refugees in the wake of a Republican emphasis on border security, which they said was politically motivated. “Let’s get over this fear-mongering,” said League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Iowa Political Director Joe Henry. “They’re doing the work, so let’s welcome […]

Hinson calls for more security on the U.S.-Mexico border

BY: - October 12, 2021

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson and Texas Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales called on President Joe Biden to commit more resources to border security during a telephone town hall on Tuesday. “There have been more illegal immigrants encountered at the southern border in each month — June, July, and August — than the entire population of the […]