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Employers ‘freaking out’ over DACA ruling, immigration attorney says

July 9, 2022

As groups like FIEL Houston press Congress to act on DACA, employers who depend on workers who apply to the program are uneasy over the uncertainty. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A local immigrant advocacy group is urging Congress to find a solution to DACA, the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, in response to a…

Why the affluent Latino population is growing strikingly faster than other wealthy groups

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce shown Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Houston Melissa Phillip, Staff / Houston Chronicle Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Roberto Goizueta, an immigrant from Cuba who became the CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, rose from humble beginnings to wealth. A new study indicates…

COVID-19 vaccine key to saving generations of Hispanics and Latinos, doctors say

July 9, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, one thing is certain: we have lost too many people we love, especially in the Hispanic and Latino communities. Hispanics and Latinos make up 39.7% of our state’s population, yet represent 37% of confirmed COVID-19 cases and 45.7% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, according…

Houston Latinos who are making a difference: César Espinoza and Laura Murillo

July 9, 2022

The Houston area is home to a vibrant and diverse Latino population that has made it one of the most successful and interesting regions in the country. From artists and activists to academics and authors, Houston is full of Latinos at the top of their fields who don’t get the same daily recognition as politicians…

Q&A: Hispanics drive the local economy 12 months a year

July 9, 2022

Once a year, Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, puts the focus on contributions and achievements of the nation’s Hispanic community. But Latinos are a driving force of the economy, day-in and day-out 12 months a year, particularly here in Houston. Houston’s Hispanic population grew 10 percent over the past decade to more…

2021 Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon & Business Expo

July 9, 2022

KHOU 11’s Brittany Ford talks to Houston Hispanic Chamber president Dr. Laura Murillo about the event’s importance to the Houston community.   As published by KHOU 11

Chase CEO Jamie Dimon visits Fifth Ward, TSU in grand opening of new community center

July 9, 2022

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, visits Houston today as part of his bank’s $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment. Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Kale Me Crazy, a health-focused restaurant in the Heights, might not exist if owner Latosha Rutherford hadn’t gotten a loan from JPMorgan Chase. Rutherford said she faced…

As omicron spreads, Houston business owners again find themselves in limbo

July 9, 2022

Akilah Glaspie was starting to think the worst had passed. She was optimistic in the final months of 2021, as enrollment returned to pre-COVID levels at the Gingerbread School, the academy she founded a year before the pandemic to provide daycare and early childhood education. Then came the omicron variant. The number of students at…

Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit

July 9, 2022

Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune Job growth in the state, driven by population gains, has outpaced the rest of the country in recent months, according to recent federal data. The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. The state ended 2021 with…

Houston’s Hispanic chamber celebrates Latino’s $54B annual spending power

July 9, 2022

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual “State of Hispanics – Data Summit” event Wednesday, featuring presentations and discussions looking at the influence and economic impact of the Latino community in the city and Texas. The event, at the Intercontinental Houston Hotel, includes the Chamber’s Houston Economic Outlook session that will be presented…