March 5, 2020 Press Releases

RECAP: Trump Has Failed the Latinx Community

RECAP: Trump Has Failed the Latinx Community

PHOENIX – The Trump Administration has failed to deliver economic prosperity for the Latinx community across the country and Republicans’ family separation policies are cruelly breaking up families.

Here is a recap of where Trump’s policies have fallen short for the Latinx community across the U.S. and in Arizona:

Trump’s decision to rescind DACA could devastate the Latinx community and the economy

Center For American Progress: “CAP estimates that ending DACA would result in a loss of $460.3 billion from the national GDP over the next decade. Ending DACA would remove an estimated 685,000 workers from the nation’s economy.”

KTAR: “Approximately 25,500 young undocumented immigrants in Arizona are enrolled in the program, making up 3.7 percent of the 690,000 immigrants nationwide…This placed Arizona as the sixth-highest state in the nation for these young immigrants to call home.”

Trump is not addressing slower wage growth and wage gaps

St. Louis Fed: “Real weekly wages for Hispanic Americans increased by over 9% under Obama from the end of the recession, but have risen less than 4% under Trump.”

KJZZ: “Women of color have a much larger disparity, with Latina women facing the most inequity. For every dollar a white, non-Hispanic male makes in Arizona, a Latina woman makes 53 cents.”

Trump’s tax law disproportionately failed to benefit the Latinx community across the U.S.

New York Times: “Latinos got about 7 percent, although their share of all income is 8 percent. In total, the analysis estimates, whites will get $218 billion in tax cuts this year as a result of the law. Black and Latino Americans will get about $32 billion combined.”

An inspector general report released today shows HHS officials failed to act on repeated staff warnings about Trump’s cruel family separations 

CNN: “Senior Department of Health and Human Services officials failed to act on repeated warnings from staff about family separations at the US-Mexico border, and staff members were advised not to put controversial information in writing, according to a HHS inspector general report released Thursday.”

NBC: “The inspector general’s office interviewed hundreds of staff as well as senior officials, reviewed thousands of documents and conducted site visits at 45 care provider facilities in states including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.”