October 17, 2018

Midterms: Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria may prove pivotal in Florida elections

Faith in Florida, part of a coalition of civic engagement groups, aims to register at least 100,000 Puerto Ricans and leverage their political power in its campaign to restore felons’ voting rights. “It’s a…

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August 6, 2018

Displaced Puerto Ricans Have Another Month of Housing—But What’s Next?

Ruth Santiago Nieves arrived in Massachusetts from Caguas, Puerto Rico, just a few days after Christmas last year. The 47-year-old suffers from a range of health problems, including diabetes, legal…

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August 2, 2018

Displaced Puerto Ricans Have Another Month of Housing—But What’s Next?

This lawsuit still has a long way to go, but plaintiffs are hoping the judge will order the government to provide longer-term housing, per the complaint. Rosah Clase, an organizer…

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July 26, 2018

OPINION: Oblivious Puerto Ricans in Florida

Ten months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, we continue to see waves of Puerto Ricans continue to reach the mainland to restore and rebuild their lives…

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July 23, 2018

Hurricane Maria Refugees Staying In Mass. Get Extension On Hotel Assistance

A Massachusetts federal judge has granted a reprieve for refugees from Puerto Rico staying in local hotels since Hurricane Maria last year. The judge is directing Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to continue providing…

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July 19, 2018

WBUR story on Puerto Rico relief

A federal judge has granted a reprieve for refugees from Puerto Rico staying in Massachusetts hotels since Hurricane Maria last year. The judge is directing FEMA officials to continue providing…

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July 19, 2018

Massachusetts Judge Extends FEMA TSA Aid to Midnight August 6th Pending Further Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19th, 2018 CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org , 212-739-7581 Erin Williams, ewilliams@faithinaction.org, 202-748-0699 WASHINGTON – After reviewing filings from both sides, Massachusetts Federal Court Judge Timothy S.…

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