Nicaraguans Lose Temporary Protection, Hondurans in Limbo – The Trump administration has announced the beginning of the end of the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 400,000 Central Americans and Haitians residing in the United States. The first to be affected are Nicaraguans, who will lose their status at the end of next year. No decision was made on Hondurans, whose status is expected to continue for some months. After the announcement, officials, legislators and activists came out in defense of refugees who have put down roots in the United States. José López Zamorano has the details from Washington.
School Sidelines Confederate Mascot – Students at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California, the home of Disneyland, have voted to change the school mascot, “Johnny Rebel,” a nickname used for Confederate soldiers from slaveholding states in the South. The confederate symbol was adopted 50 years ago, when Southern California was a headquarters for white supremacists and the majority of students were white. Today, Latinos make up the vast majority of Savanna’s student body. The decision to change the controversial symbol of slavery took place amid wide discussion and voting, and was endorsed by the school’s administration. Ruben Tapia was present at the school board meeting. This report is part of the series, “Speaking of Race.”
Anti-Immigrant Electoral Rhetoric Fails, Yet Polarizes a City – In Tuesday’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey, voters delivered a sharp rebuke to prominent candidates whose campaigns used hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric and sinister ads associating sanctuary cities with crime. In the state of Washington, some campaigns bet on the same rhetoric. At least in one city: Burien. José Luis Buen Abad tells us how it went. This report is part of the series, “Speaking of Race.”