Updates from Governor DeWine’s Press Conference -COVID-19 Update – July 30, 2020

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conference yesterday.  The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th at 2:00 PM.

 Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:

    • 84,862 confirmed cases
    • 4,764 probable cases
    • 89,626 total cases
    • 10,678 hospitalizations
    • 3,177 confirmed deaths
    • 265 probable deaths
    • 3,442 total deaths
    • 2,534 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.
    • Remaining at Level 3 (Red): Allen, Cuyahoga, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lucas, Henry, Lawrence, Marion, Medina, and Montgomery
    • Downgraded from Level 3 to Level 2 (Orange): Clark, Defiance, Hardin, Athens, Clermont, Delaware, Pickaway, Scioto, and Union
    • Downgraded from Level 3 to Level 1 (Yellow): Richland
    • There are no counties on Ohio’s Watch List


  • After seeing outbreaks associated with bars across Ohio, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to call an emergency meeting to consider enacting a statewide emergency rule to limit liquor sales at establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption. The rule would prevent the sale of alcohol at these liquor-permitted establishments beginning at 10:00 p.m. each night. On-premises consumption must end by 11:00 p.m. Businesses may stay open, and establishments that sell food can continue serving meals until closing.

  • Separately, Governor DeWine is also asking the commission to raise the number of liquor and mixed drinks permitted to be purchased for carryout with a meal from two drinks to three drinks. The Ohio Liquor Control Commission will hold its emergency meeting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. If the emergency administrative rule is approved, Governor DeWine will sign an executive order making it effective tomorrow night.


  • Governor DeWine announced that Ohio will separate its mass gathering guidance into its own order. Mass gathering guidance was most recently referenced as part of other orders, and combining this information into a stand-alone order will allow citizens to easily find guidance on holding gatherings in a safe manner. Mass gatherings in Ohio remain limited to 10 people. The order will still permit Ohioans to go to work, worship, go to school, and acquire goods and services, however, this order will offer clear recommendations on safely holding gatherings.

  • Ohioans filed 27,937 initial jobless claims last week, according to statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported to the U.S. Department of Labor today. This was 246,278 fewer than the peak earlier this year. Ohioans filed 423,452 continued jobless claims last week, which were 352,850 fewer than the peak earlier this year. Over the last 19 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $5.7 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 764,000 Ohioans. Of the more than 1 million applications the agency has received, about 94% have been processed, with about 6% pending.

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.


As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

Campamento Virtual GRATIS / Levitt Virtual Songwriting Camp


El Levitt Pavilion Dayton está ofreciendo un campamento virtual GRATIS para aprender a escribir canciones del 3 al 7 de agosto (10.30am-12.30pm cada día) para estudiantes de 11 a 18 años. El link para apuntarse es éste: https://artasmentorship.org/levittcamp/

Vea el PDF – Summer camp one sheet  para mas informacion.

Levitt Virtual Songwriting Camp
August 3-7

Have you ever wanted to make your own music? Whether you are a seasoned performer or just starting out, Levitt has partnered with Art As Mentorship to present the first-ever Levitt Virtual Songwriting Camp: join a group of young musicians and songwriters for a week-long virtual camp where you will learn from GRAMMY-winning artists and music professionals, make a music video, and perform live-streamed via our virtual Levitt Dayton series, “Levitt on YOUR lawn”. Best of all, you will get the opportunity to perform on the Levitt Dayton stage along with Latin Grammy nominated Making Movies sometime in our 2021 season.



Ohio statewide mask mandate / Mandato de Uso de Cubrebocas en el estado de Ohio

** Ohio Statewide Mask Mandate **

** Mandato de Uso de Cubrebocas en el estado de Ohio **

Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 PM, a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties. All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when: at an indoor location that is not a residence; outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members; waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

El gobernador DeWine anuncio que empezando el Jueves 23 de Julio a las 6pm, el mandato de uso de cubrebocas entrara en efecto para las personas que viven en los 88 condados de Ohio. Todos las personas en Ohio tienen que usar cubrebocas en publico todo el tiempo cuando: Esten en un lugar dentro que no sea su hogar, cuando esten afuera y no puedan mantener su sana distancia/6 pies de distancia de personas que no vivan en su hogar, cuando esten esperando a un aventon, manejando o controlando transportacion publica como un taxi, servicio de automovil o un auto privado que sea usado para compartir viajes.



The LatinEd Connection – Summer Edition

Summer 2020 Edition

Dear students, families, and friends,

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy, while remaining vigilant during these challenging times. LNESC staff continue to work on providing educational resources to our students, while exploring creative and innovative approaches to virtual learning and online education opportunities.

As we are responding to the pandemic with creative and innovative approaches to virtual education, we must also consider addressing the social issues that are important to our communities. LNESC is committed to offering opportunities to prepare young future leaders through education and leadership development initiatives, such as the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program and the Washington Youth Leadership Seminar. These programs allow students a safe and productive space to explore their abilities and potential to empower their communities. Although we are moving these programs to virtual platforms, the need to engage our youth in discussions on matters of race, identity and social activism is more important than ever.

In this edition of The LatinEd Connection, we are including previous segments such as “Que Pasa” that shows scholarship and event updates, “Lideres in Action” that spotlight’s LNESC Corpus Christi Director Feliberto Valdez Jr., along with “College Cues” and the “Parent Forum” that provides tips and information in areas of education. An exciting addition is the “En la Comunidad : LNESC in the Field”, where we will showcase activities and impacts of our local service centers on the ground, as they are the heart of the important work of LNESC.

Be sure to stay indoors, wash your hands and take every precaution if you need to leave home. Remember, we are all one local/national/global community linked by our humanity as we look to take care of our families, friends and neighbors. We’re all in this together!

Have a great summer!

Warm regards,

Richard Roybal
Executive Director

Que Pasa: Updates and Happenings at LNESC

Virtual Washington Youth Leadership Seminar

The Washington Youth Leadership Seminar offers a truly unique opportunity for students to voice their opinions directly to national leaders and policymakers. It challenges participating youth to focus on their own leadership development and encourages participants to apply these lessons back in their communities. Participants are recommended by LULAC Councils / LNESC Centers to serve as representatives of their home states. During the event, students work with LNESC staff and LULAC leaders from across the country to develop a platform of initiatives, which are of particular interest to youth. After meeting with key policymakers in the field and discussing with representatives, participants collaborate on a position piece, which is then sent to their congressional representatives. In past years, students have focused on issues as varied as the environment, education, immigration, healthcare reform and the economy.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the LNESC National Office will host its annual Washington Youth Leadership Seminar virtually on September 24 – 26, 2020.

Student applications will be available here by July 20.

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program awards ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; at least 18 years of age or older; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; must be a U. S. Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, or have legal authorization to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future ; and have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome. Deadline to apply is Friday, July 24, 2020.

For more information, please click here.

ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship

Sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) awards one (1) national scholarship of $20,000 (paid over four years), and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified Latino high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Applicants must be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.; an incoming college freshman; have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent; have scored 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test (sum of critical reading and mathematics scores); and reside within the following cities or surrounding areas: Oxnard, CA; San Diego, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Miami, FL; Kansas City, MO; Albuquerque NM; Philadelphia, PA; Bayamon, PR; Austin, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; or Vancouver, WA. Deadline to apply is August 14, 2020.

For more information, please click here.

En la Comunidad: LNESC in the Field

LNESC Bayamón

Upward Bound Program students at LNESC Bayamón in Puerto Rico spent the months of January and February 2020 participating in Earthquake education workshops. Students learned about the causes of earthquakes, what preventive measures they can take and what can they do to help others after the earthquake. Each workshop covered the importance of how to prepare an emergency backpack and how it can be used to save lives. The students also visited the Eco-Exploratory exhibit, as well as the National Oceanic exhibit which explained how Earthquakes affect the earth and the ocean. The purpose of these workshops was for students to have a better understanding of the continuous seismic activity experienced in Puerto Rico since the month of December 2019.

For more information visit the LNESC Bayamón website.

LNESC Dallas

There is a lot to be proud of for the students that participate in programs at LNESC Dallas in Texas. This year LNESC Dallas graduated 43 high school seniors from its Upward Bound programs in May 2020. One hundred percent of them are planning to attend a two or four-year college or university with an average of $12,000 – $15,000 in renewable scholarships and grants for fall 2020. Renato de los Santos, LNESC Dallas Director, credits the staff for consistently reaching out to graduating seniors and not allowing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to become a barrier for students.

“If it were not for the Upward Bound program, I would have not thought about going to college. On Fridays, we would go on college trips and this helped us explore more options. The program helped me apply to many scholarships and helped me negotiate with the school. Because of (LNESC), I was able to reach out to the school and get the full Texas Grant. The program helped me graduate with honors, helped me with tutoring, and helped me get more involved in school. I’m a role model now. Thank you to the Upward Bound Program. Without (the program), I would be really lost.”
-Rosa Barrera, UB participant

This effort was enhanced through partnership programs, such as a March 3rd Campus Visitation Program powered by a grant from NISSAN USA, in which 185 Dallas ISD students visited the SMU campus. Technical resources included the availability of eighteen (18) laptops in the Empower Hispanic America through Technology computer lab made possible by a grant from TOYOTA North America. Over $500,000 in scholarships were awarded to 250 North Texas students through the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and forty 8th graders explored STEM careers sponsored by a grant from General Motors.

“As has been said by so many, you can’t get anywhere without planning to get there. Students and their parents have each been writing letters to themselves sharpening their personal goals and setting annual objectives as part of the “Time Capsule” Project. All of these efforts culminate in helping us to help our participants to make their dreams come true of becoming life-long learners, and life-long leaders.”
-Ray de los Santos, LNESC Dallas Director

LNESC Dallas serves Sunset, Molina and Pinkston High School, while also providing numerous programs for Dallas middle schools. The program continues to encourage students to reach their potential and provide them with opportunities that allow them to succeed through financial assistance, educational opportunities, and guidance. It is the students that make the program successful.

For more information, visit the LNESC Dallas website.

LNESC Oxnard

This June, LNESC Oxnard in California celebrated their outstanding high school students in Upward Bound, CIDream, and Project Islas Program. Having had a virtual celebration and a graduation gift activity, both events were a reminder that students show strength, resilience, and camaraderie as they go through these difficult times together. Students shared their excitement in starting one of the biggest chapters of their lives as some of the students prepare to attend UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and University of Southern California in the Fall.

One of these events even featured a lovely serenade from one of the student’s fathers, who brought a smile to all who joined!

For more information visit the LNESC Oxnard website.

Lideres in Action: Rising Stars of LNESC

Introducing Feliberto Valdez, Jr., Director of LNESC Corpus Christi in Texas. As a student, Feliberto participated in LNESC programs that included Talent Search (1985-86 & 1986-87), the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program (1985-1986), and in partnership with LULAC Council #1, Feliberto was a LULAC National Scholarship Fund recipient (1987) in support of his education.

“The LNESC Talent Search Program and the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program provided me the guidance and support I needed to graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education. The LULAC Council #1 LULAC National Scholarship Fund award provided me the financial assistance I needed to pay expenses that my financial aid award did not cover. LNESC programs provide disadvantaged students like myself, the motivation and skills they need to empower them to follow their educational dreams.”
– Feliberto Valdez, Jr, LNESC Corpus Christi Director

Feliberto was the first in his family to graduate from high school, as well as the first to graduate from college. In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Philosophy and Theology from Saint Meinrad College Seminary in Saint Meinrad, Indiana. He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management concentration in 2012 from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently, Feliberto is a Doctoral Candidate (Dissertation) Doctor of Management with an Organizational Leadership concentration. He has been an LNESC team member for 25 years working at LNESC Corpus Christi.

“My decision to work for LNESC stems from my desire to pay-it-forward; to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged students in the Corpus Christi, Texas area and throughout the Nation.”
– Feliberto Valdez, Jr, LNESC Corpus Christi Director


College Cues: Tips for Student Readiness

Tips for Students Navigating Through a COVID-19 Uncertain Future

Due to the pandemic, many students are currently worried or confused of what their education will look like this upcoming school year. Their plans of starting their freshman year or returning to their campus this fall may have shifted into a hybrid setting of both online and in-person courses or it may continue to be solely online. With any route your school might be going, it is essential for all students to continue focusing on their mental and physical well-being while getting their work done. The following tips are some of the many things that can be done in the time-being to take care of yourself!

Focus on What You Can Control
While we can’t control the virus, we can control the role we play in preventing its spread, including maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask in public, and washing our hands. We can also control aspects of our day-to-day lives, such as exercising, breathing, and using our time to pursue important goals. Do more of what you CAN control and work toward accepting what you cannot.

Avoid Media Madness
Information overload uses valuable cognitive space. Put a couple of short periods of news-checking into your daily schedule; don’t overwhelm yourself with repeatedly looking for updates. And a word about Facebook, Instagram, and other social media: Sadly, a lot of misinformation is spread here, so let’s stick with support from friends, jokes, and cat videos.

For more tips and resources for help on student life during the pandemic, please be sure to check out University of San Francisco COVID-19 Coping Tips and Resources for Students and for tips on adjusting your studying habits, please visit University of Michigan advice on Adjusting your study habits during COVID.

Parent Forum: Strategies for Student Success

As a parent, COVID-19 took life into an unexpected turn with many thoughts on what they are going to do with their job and children as transitions began to happen. Parents rely on schools and daycare during the day so that they are able to be in attendance at work while their child is getting their education and/or care. Whether the parent is an essential worker or working from home, there are many resources and tips that can be of help to continue distant learning or keeping the children busy during working hours. Some include:

Plan a routine together
Try to establish a routine that factors in age-appropriate education programs that can be followed online, on the television or through the radio. Also, factor in play time and time for reading. Use everyday activities as learning opportunities for your children. And don’t forget to come up with these plans together where possible.

Stay in touch with your children’s education facility
Find out how to stay in touch with your children’s teacher or school to stay informed, ask questions and get more guidance. Parent groups or community groups can also be a good way to support each other with your home schooling.

For more parents tips and resources, please visit UNICEF’s 5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and NYU Langone Health News Hub Parents’ Guide for Meeting the Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic.


The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit agency whose mission is to provide the highest quality educational opportunities needed for the development of life-long learners and leaders.

As LULAC’s education arm, since 1973 LNESC has provided direct educational services to under-served communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, serving more than 14,000 students each year. Our educational programs break down the barriers that exist between high-need students and high school diplomas, college degrees, and jobs in highly skilled fields.

Through its network of community-based education centers, LNESC provides educational counseling, scholarships, mentorship, leadership development, literacy, and technology programs.

For more information go to www.lnesc.org.

Free virtual training from the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health

Free virtual training from the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health
Technology Transfer Center

This four-hour online session, divided in two days, will discuss an evidence-based
modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families immediately after
a disaster and terrorism. It is intended to provide tools and techniques for rapid
response teams, service providers, healthcare professionals, and volunteers. Cultural
alerts regarding main cultural values like; familismo, respeto, and personalismo will be
provided to enhance providers’ skills while serving Hispanic and Latino populations.
Who should attend? This is a basic level webinar for  psychologists, social workers,
mental health counselors, community health workers, and other behavioral health

Dates: Monday, July 27, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hour: 1:30-3:30 pm ET

Presenters: Myriam González Villanueva, PsyD

Isa I. Vélez Echevarría, PsyD



In Partnership with:

About the presenters:
Myriam González Villanueva, PsyD- Dr. Myriam
González obtained a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Dr.
Gonzalez doctoral dissertation was focused on the impact of
sexual abuse in children from 8 to 18 years old. She
is certified in substance abuse and a certification as a
Hypnotherapist from the Ericksonian Institute of Guadalajara,
Mexico. Also, Dr. Gonzalez has been in private practice for a
space of 30 years, serving mostly the adult population,
especially with people suffering from a Substance Use Disorder,
Complex Trauma and codependency relationships. She works
for the Carlos Albizu University, in Puerto Rico, as a Clinical
Supervisor in the area of clinical training with students at the
doctoral level. At the Universidad Central del Caribe, she has
collaborated with various programs, including IRESA and ATTC,
conducting trainings, workshops and Isa I. Vélez Echevarría, PsyD- Dr. Isa Vélez is a clinical
psychologist and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma
Professional by the International Association of Trauma
Professionals since 2018. She obtained a certification as
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinician, was trained in TraumaFocused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy and
Neurofeedback. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at
Community Services Institute in Boston, MA., where she
provided home-based and school-based psychotherapy for
communities of color. She is currently working as a clinical
psychologist at A&R Behavioral Associates and as a Training
and Content Specialist for the National Hispanic and Latino
MHTTC, at the Universidad Central del Caribe, in Bayamon, PR.

Please read the following before registering:
The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our
online event system.
Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by
using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone.
After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid
problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.



We invite the Latina/o/x community in Ohio to contribute to the archive, Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio (ONLO), which documents life stories of the Latina/o/x community across generations, decades, and heritages. In addition to documenting the histories of our community, we also want to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders, isolation, and access to information and health resources during these times.

Invitamos a la comunidad latina de Ohio a donar sus historias para el archivo de historia oral de latinos /as en Ohio (ONLO), que documenta la vida de los latinas/os de diferentes generaciones, décadas y herencias. Además de documentar las historias de la comunidad, queremos escuchar sobre sus experiencias durante la pandemia del coronavirus, las ordenes de quedarse en casa, el aislamiento social, y el acceso a la información y recursos de salud durante estos tiempos. 

  Please contact Dr. Elena Foulis at foulis.5@osu.edu for more information.

The Ohio State University
Dr. Elena Foulis
Senior Lecturer

Coordinator, Service-Learning and Heritage Language



Listen and subscribe to Ohio Habla podcast: http://go.osu.edu/OhioHabla

Download your free copy of Latin@ Stories Across Ohio here: http://go.osu.edu/latinostories

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Arts and Sciences Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Hagerty Hall 262 |1775 College Road | Columbus, OH 43210

La ciudad de Dayton, Ohio paso un decreto para usar mascaras mandatoriamente, empezando el Viernes 3 de Julio a las 8 de la mañana.

La ciudad de Dayton, Ohio paso un decreto para usar mascaras mandatoriamente, empezando el Viernes 3 de Julio a las 8 de la mañana.

Dayton city ordinance on mandatory wearing of face masks begins 8 a.m. Friday

‘We’re not encouraging people to get into fights about this,’ Mayor Whaley said.


La nueva ordinanza las personas en los limites de Dayton, Ohio son requeridas a usar mascaras cuando esten en un espacio publico o en donde distancia publica no pueda ser possible. Por ejemplo, tiendas de comestibles, bibliotecas, transito publico (autobus/taxi/etc), tiendas en general, restaurantes, bares y lugares de bailes en la noche.

Under the ordinance, people within the city limits will be required to wear a mask or face covering anytime they are in the public space or where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Examples include grocery stores, library branches, on public transit, retail establishments, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The ordinance does not apply where wearing a mask would not be practical — such as when you are eating and drinking, or swimming, or undergoing a medical procedure or where physical distance can be maintained.

Before the vote, Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper, Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County, gave the commissioners background to buttress support for the ordinance.

He said that since the beginning of Responsible Restart Ohio, the county health department has documented a significant increase in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

“The phased lifting of restrictions has led to a surge in new cases,” Cooper said. “Obviously, when we look at all the data out there… because of the lifting of restrictions, that has sent a message to the community that the risk is lowered. Clearly, that is not the case.”

At an afternoon press conference at City Hall, Mayor Nan Whaley made the case for the ordinance. She said it arose out of concerns raised by the Ohio Department of Health and the county health department about the significant increase in positive cases in southwest Ohio and in Montgomery County specifically. The region’s business community, led by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, also called for an immediate changes to safety and prevention measures, the mayor said.

“I know that no one is excited about wearing a mask,” Whaley said. “I know that wearing a mask is uncomfortable. know, unfortunately, that wearing a mask has become a political flash point. But I also know masks save lives. It’s a small sacrifice.”

Businesses and employers are being asked to take the lead on contacting Dayton police to lodge complaints about people who are seen not wearing a mask or face covering, Whaley said. Police will follow up to investigate each complaint and potentially pursue the imposition of the fine.

The public is not being asked to report on other people, she said.

“We’re not encouraging people to get into fights about this,” she said. “We don’t think this is a gotcha kind of thing.”

Whaley said it’s about a culture change on what it takes to be a good citizen in Dayton.

The city has distributed 45,000 masks to be prepared for the ordinance, the mayor said.

She said no community leader she has contacted expressed concern about the ordinance.

Dr. Michael Doan, PHDMC medical director, echoed the fact that masks and maintaining physical distance. In early March, when people were first asked to wear masks, PHDMC was seeing just more than 10 new cases a day on average. Recently, he said, PHDMC has been seeing 43 cases a day on average.

The number of people who are sick because of COVID-19 has risen as well, he said. According to PHDMC, 427 people are sick from the virus as of yesterday, he said, compared to 125 people who were sickened in the virus in the early days of the pandemic in Ohio and Montgomery County.

Support for the city ordinance has come from the Statehouse and the Montgomery County Commissioners.

Gov. Mike DeWine issued the following statement:

“I support Mayor Whaley’s and Dayton’s decision to require the use of masks in public places. It’s an appropriate and welcome response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in their area. Masks are recommended by the CDC and medical professional to help protect other people. Wearing a mask will allow us to help keep businesses open and help prevent further spikes. I encourage other communities to consider following Dayton’s lead.”

State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, issued a statement as well:

“I commend Mayor Whaley for taking the courageous step to require masks in public. Each person has the power to prevent the coronavirus spread by simply wearing a mask. Control of this virus must not become a political weapon, but rather something each of us does out of consideration for our neighbors. I hope that other communities throughout Ohio will be inspired to follow Dayton’s lead.”

Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman said while the county does not have the authority to implement such an ordinance, “if we could, yes, I would. It’s the right thing to do.”

Lieberman said she thinks the only way a law on mandatory face masks could be countywide would be if Gov. DeWine ordered it.

“This was something that a significant number of Ohioans simply would not accept,” the governor said then. “And it was my judgment that that was a bridge too far.”

El Censo del 2020 – Español

La Corte Suprema mantiene vivo el programa DACA que protege a miles de dreamers


Noticias de Univision –

La Corte Suprema mantiene vivo el programa DACA que protege a miles de dreamers

La Corte Suprema de Justicia dictaminó este jueves que el gobierno de Donald Trump no puede proceder de inmediato con su plan para poner fin a DACA, un programa que protege de la deportación a unos 700,000 jóvenes inmigrantes conocidos como dreamers y que en su mayoría entraron al país ilegalmente siendo menores de edad.

El fallo 5-4 fue escrito por el magistrado y jefe del máximo tribunal John Roberts y se unió a los jueces Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer y Sonia Sotomayor.

El Supremo argumentó que la iniciativa de la Casa Blanca de poner fin a DACA estaba mal argumentada. “Nosotros solamente nos enfocamos en si la agencia (el gobierno) cumplió con los requisitos de procedimientos para dar una explicación razonable por sus acciones”, dice el dictamen redactado por Roberts.

El presidente del máximo tribunal de justicia del país dijo que el Poder Ejecutivo no siguió los procedimientos requeridos por la ley y no sopesó adecuadamente cómo afectaría la finalización del programa a quienes llegaron a confiar en sus protecciones contra la deportación y la capacidad de trabajar legalmente.

“No decidimos si DACA o su rescisión es una política bien fundamentada”, escribió Roberts para dejar claro que el fallo de este jueves tiene que ver más con la validez de los argumentos de la Casa Blanca para pedir el fin del programa, considerado por algunos expertos como una de las políticas migratorias más exitosas de la última década.

Trump arremete contra la decisión

El presidente reaccionó vía Twitter indicando que la decisión es un “disparo en la cara de la gente que se considera republicana o conservadora”, criticando al juez Roberts, un magistrado considerado conservador, pero que tiende a servir de balanza en decisiones clave.

Pero tras la decisión, el mandatario “básicamente no puede terminarlo (el programa) por ahora porque se hizo incorrectamente”, dijo José Guerrero, un abogado de inmigración que ejerce en Miami, Florida.

El National Immigration Law Center (NILC), que demandó a Trump por cancelar el programa, dijo que la decisión de la Corte representa una victoria y que los poco más de 640,000 dreamers amparados por el programa podrán permancer y trabajar legalmente en Estados Unidos.

La decisión 5-4 se produce en el 8vo Aniversario del programa y en medio de la crisis causada por la pandemia de covid-19, que llevó al máximo tribunal de justicia a cancelar audiencias orales para evitar la propagación del virus.

A mediados de abril, la Corte anunció que consideraría en su decisión los aportes de miles de dreamers en la lucha para contener la pandemia para decidir el fututo sobre la Acción Diferida de 2012 (DACA).

DACA fue puesto en vigor el 15 de agosto de 2012 y frena temporalmente las deportaciones de unos 700,000 jóvenes indocumentados que ingresaron al país antes de cumplir los 16 años y se les conoce como dreamers. Incluye una autorización de empleo renovable cada dos años documento que, además, les permite gestionar un número de Seguro Social.

El golpe contra DACA en 2017

El 5 de septiembre de 2017 el entonces fiscal general, Jeff Sessions, siguiendo instrucciones de Trump, eliminó el programa. Cuatro meses después, una corte de San Francisco (California) determinó que la cancelación de DACA fue una decisión “caprichosa y arbitraria” y ordenó que fuera restablecido tal y como se encontraba el 4 de septiembre de 2017, excepto para dreamers que antes no se habían registrado. Otros tres fallos similares confirmaron la vigencia del programa, entre ellos la Corte de Apelaciones del 4º Circuito que le dio la razón a los defensores del beneficio migratorio.

El dictamen le abrió las puertas al gobierno de Trump para acudir a la Corte Suprema, pedirle que revisara las sentencias de los tribunales inferiores y cancelara la protección, tal como lo estableció Sessions en 2017. En noviembre, la Corte Suprema escuchó los argumentos orales de las partes.

Mientras aguardaban el fallo, las principales organizaciones que agrupan dreamers permanecían en vela esperando la decisión de la corte.

´“Esta emergencia de salud pública por el coronavirus ha vuelto todo más difícil”, dijo Giancarla Rojas, una activista dreamer de FDW.us. “Muchos soñadores ya han perdido sus trabajos en empresas y sectores que se han visto golpeados por la pandemia”.

FWD.us, es un grupo de presión integrado por líderes de la comunidad tecnológica, entre ellos Mark Zukerberg, fundador de la red social Facebook; Reid Hoffman, fundador de Linkedln; Erick Schmidt, presidente de Google; y Drew Houston, fundador de Dropbox, entre otros.

Una encuesta publicada la semana pasada por FWD.us y elaborada por Moore Information Group reveló que la mayoría de los votantes, tanto demócratas como republicanos, apoyan DACA y se oponen a que sea cancelado.

Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Administration In DACA Case

Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET

A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court extended a life-support line to some 650,000 so-called DREAMers on Thursday, allowing them to remain safe from deportation for now, while the Trump administration jumps through the administrative hoops that the court said are required before ending the program.

The vote was 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the decisive fifth vote that sought to bridge the liberal and conservative wings of the court.

Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices said the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act. (Read the decision here.)

In his opinion, Roberts wrote: “The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may reconsider the problem anew.”

President Trump dismissed the ruling as “politically charged,” turning it into a rallying cry for the 2020 election and the opportunity to appoint more conservative justices. The DACA decision follows another major ruling earlier in the week that granted employment protections for LGBTQ people.

Begun in 2012, the DACA program gave temporary protection from deportation to qualified individuals brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Under the program, the DREAMers were allowed to work legally and apply for college loans if they met certain requirements and passed a background check.

President Trump sought to end the program shortly after he took office, maintaining that it was illegal and unconstitutional from the start.

But he was blocked by the lower courts and appealed to the Supreme Court, where Thursday the justices divided over both substance and timing.

The muddled state of play likely prevents the administration from enacting any plans to begin deportations immediately, but there is little doubt that should Trump be reelected, the second-term president almost certainly would seek to end the program.

Justice Clarence Thomas, in his dissent, wrote: “Today’s decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.”

The court’s decision presents a particularly delicate political problem for congressional Republicans just months before the national election in November.

DACA has been an enormously popular program, with public opinion polls showing widespread support for it among Democrats, independents and Republicans.

DACA recipients have gotten advanced degrees; they have started businesses; they have bought houses and had children who are U.S. citizens; and 90% have jobs. Indeed, 29,000 are health care professionals, working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

Read more at https://www.npr.org/2020/06/18/829858289/supreme-court-upholds-daca-in-blow-to-trump-administration