Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
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Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, get into the latest with the New York Attorney General’s investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. They also talk about the reactions to homophobic comments made by rapper DaBaby, and what accountability looks like. And, they talk about the Biden administration’s decision to renew Title 42, a public health order enacted under former President Trump.
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- Josefa Velásquez reports on Cuomo’s “lonely last fight” to stay in power, as even his allies have signaled resignation is inevitable via The City.
- “Shaming like that only leads to even more stigma, more people who are afraid to be tested, and more people having to suffer in silence,” writes George M. Johnson about rapper DaBaby’s homophobic comments at Miami’s Rolling Loud music festival via them.
- Julio writes about how the Biden administration is failing on immigration policy in his latest for The Washington Post.
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