Smart, bipartisan legislation can help at the U.S. border. But will Congress act?

Congressional action on immigration and the border continues to rank among Americans’ top priorities. But despite the legitimate concerns of millions, Congress has been slow to act. The staff and volunteers at The LIBRE Initiative have worked to make sure the Latino community is informed about legislation that could come up, and to relay feedback … Read More

Cuban exile on freedom protests in home country: ‘Nothing will be the same’

On July 11, as chants of “Freedom!” “Down with Communism!” and “Patria y Vida!”— Country and Life! — flooded the streets of cities and towns throughout Cuba, emotions flooded Janisset Rivero.  “To see my people go into the streets saying, ‘Freedom,’” she says. “This was proof that my intuition, my knowledge, my aspirations, and my dreams of a free Cuba are not only hope, but something very … Read More

LIBRE lines up with those demanding freedom in Cuba

Across the country and in two languages, staff and activists from The LIBRE Initiative are standing with Cubans protesting the lack of political and economic freedom in their homeland. In opinion pieces in the Las Vegas Sun, Florida Politics and La Conexion USA, Eddie Diaz, Danny Martinez, and Richard Bethencourt related stories of friends and … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative’s infrastructure social media toolkit

Tired of Washington not listening? Do you oppose reckless spending, massive debt, and huge tax hikes? You can make a difference for our Hispanic community by uniting with others from across the nation who share your concerns, and it only takes two steps. President Biden’s so-called infrastructure proposal isn’t a bill for roads and bridges. … Read More

Why Cubans are protesting for their freedom and other questions answered

For the first time in many years, the island nation of Cuba has seen widespread public protests directed against the ruling regime. The leadership in Havana has responded with force and repression. It is impossible to predict what will happen next, but these protests may have a lasting impact not only on the future of … Read More

Social Media Toolkit: The Freedom Protests in Cuba

The LIBRE Initiative is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with every Cuban, living on the island or elsewhere, yearning for a free and prosperous Cuba. Just as importantly, we condemn any actions that inhibit the right of any person to assemble peacefully and express themselves freely. During this critical inflection point, it is important … Read More

A bipartisan border solution that’s good for New Mexico

Improving the challenging situation on the border requires long-term thinking and a bipartisan legislative solution. Ruben Guajardo, community engagement director for The LIBRE Initiative-New Mexico, urges Congress to act now in an op-ed in the Las Cruces Sun-News. The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act would create regional processing centers to better handle the influx of migrants in high-traffic sectors, Guajardo … Read More