Latino Lawmakers Seek to Block Citizenship Question on Census – Latino members of congress strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to include a controversial question on citizenship in the 2020 census. They believe the question is designed to intimidate undocumented residents, and that, if the undocumented go uncounted, this jeopardizes political representation and resources for states with large immigrant populations. Leaders of the Hispanic Caucus are preparing legislation and a challenge in court to prevent the question from being asked in the census form. José López Zamorano has the details from Washington.
States Challenge the Rollback of Clean Car Standards – The Trump administration decided to repeal national standards requiring the automobile industry to make cleaner cars, claiming that these rules are a burden for car manufacturers. Under an Obama-era agreement, the auto industry agreed with California and 12 other states to making cars that get up to 55 miles per gallon by 2025. Upon learning that the EPA plans to reverse these commitments, three states on the West Coast and dozens of cities expressed opposition and vowed to go to court. Alberto Ayala, executive director of the authority that monitors air quality in the Sacramento metropolitan area, spoke about this with Radio Bilingüe’s Samuel Orozco.
Unpredictable Work Schedules Hinder Retail Workers – In Los Angeles, most workers in retail businesses are subject to schedules that change from week to week and sometimes from day to day, making it difficult to plan their family lives or get other jobs, according to a research center at UCLA. What consequences do these unpredictable schedules have on workers’ income? Ruben Tapia, our correspondent in Los Angeles, has this report.