Earlier today (July 17), a press conference took place during which Black Caucus Rep. Adriano Espaillat and his caucus called for A$AP Rocky to be released from prison in Sweden. Espaillat also asked for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to get involved. He says he’s been in touch with the Sweedish Embassy, which he claims is refusing to interfere on the Harlem rapper’s behalf. Espaillat, who represents Rocky’s home district, believes race was a factor in A$AP’s detention. “Sweden is going to walk out of this with a black eye,” he said during the Wednesday press conference. “They are a country that proposes to the rest of the world that they are a mecca — a haven of democracy and niceties.”
El congresista dominicano por el Partido Demócrata en la ciudad de Nueva York, Adriano Espaillat, señaló que Republica Dominicana sigue siendo un destino turístico seguro y atractivo para los visitantes extranjeros. Sostuvo que no ha habido aumento en el número de turistas fallecidos en el país con relación a años anteriores. “El averaje de viajeros fallecidos en distintas circunstancias, en territorio nacional es inferior de años anteriores, según indica el informe del mismo Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos”, preciso Adriano Espailat, quien arribo al país en un vuelo de la aerolínea Jet Blue, desde Nueva York.
The first Dominican-American to serve in Congress says there’s no reason to fear visiting the Dominican Republic, but he’s planning to visit the Caribbean nation next month to get answers following the deaths of nine American tourists this year.“First of all, I’m concerned about the deaths,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat from New York, tells TIME. “I will look into them and I’m sure the U.S. authorities, including the FBI and the Dominican authorities, are looking into the causes of them. I will fight for that to happen, for them to get to the bottom of it.” Espaillat made the announcement on Wednesday, saying he plans to speak to tourism and government officials to learn the latest details on the headline-making deaths––many of which came after travelers reportedly fell suddenly ill.
REVISTA110.- NUEVA YORK.- El congresista dominicano Adriano Espaillat, pidió al Gobierno de Estados Unidos y al congreso la prohibición inmediata de la venta y uso de las armas semi automáticas y revólveres, para evitar masacres como la perpetrada por un supremacista australiano blanco y fanático de Donald Trump, que asesinó a cincuenta musulmanes en la mezquita Christian Church. “Nosotros estamos empujando por un mayor control en el registro de las armas de fuego, con el que se pueda hacer un chequeo del récord de cada aplicante, que sea más meticuloso y profundo para que dé tiempo a detectar a cualquier persona que pueda tener un problema de salud mental y un pasado violento”, dijo Espaillat.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD, NY — Upper Manhattan officials and advocates rallied in front of a Washington Heights school this week to denounce United States Customs and Border Protection for attempting to intimidate community members. The federal agency drummed up panic in the immigrant neighborhood last week when an agent parked his truck on the sidewalk in front of PS 153 on West 169th Street and Broadway. People held up signs at Monday's rally in front of the school reading "we are all immigrants," and "safe families, safe schools." Congressman Adriano Espaillat said that locations such as schools and places of worship should be respected by immigration authorities.
The hot button politician blowing up everyone’s Twitter feeds is the one and only AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). While she may be the youngest, most progressive Congresswoman on record, there is another Latino breaking records that you should have on your radar. Adriano Espaillat is a Dominican-born American politician representing New York’s 13th congressional district. And, he’s the first formerly undocumented immigrant to ever serve in Congress as well as the first Dominican to ever serve in Congress. He’s not just trying to fit in and make any power grabs either. He’s putting everything on the line to fearlessly serve the immigrant community. Espaillat isn’t abandoning his community and has made them his entire platform. Espaillat has led the Democrat party to introduce an Immigration Package to the floor. Espaillat came to the U.S. as a child with his family. The Espaillats had to live as undocumented until their green card applications were approved a full year later. Espaillat was only 11 years old when this happened. Espaillat led the initial effort to Impeach Trump. When Verizon and DirectTV dropped Televisión Dominicana, Espaillat called on the companies to change course.
An almost forgotten part of history has now been permanently enshrined on the campus of Bronx Community College in University Heights. Congressman Adriano Espaillat joined Councilman Fernando Cabrera in unveiling the ‘World War II Dominican Veterans Monument,’ on Friday, November 2. Beneath a thick canopy of clouds, leaders from the Bronx and the Dominican Republic hailed the new addition to the New York City landscape and the 351 heroes whose names are etched into its stone façade. Across the United States, there has never been a tribute to the courageous American servicemen and servicewomen of Dominican heritage who fought for the freedom of their country and the world during World War II. The names inscribed on the monument, including a Tuskegee Airman and a bronze and silver star winner, were identified through a joint effort between Bronx Community College and the Dominican Studies Institute, researched by a CUNY Dominican Studies Project called ‘Dominicans in New York.’
Bronx elected officials welcomed 10 diplomatic officials from the Dominican Republic at the Nov. 2 grand opening of the nation’s first monument for Dominican veterans of World War II. The monument, funded in part by $400,000 in state and local funding secured by Councilman Fernando Cabrera, is located on the campus of Bronx Community College (BCC) in University Heights.
“More than 300 Dominican men and women risked and sacrificed their lives for the United States during World War II,” Cabrera, who is part Dominican, said. “These soldiers have been largely left out of U.S. history and I believed their rightful and public recognition was long past due.”
NUEVA YORK.- El congresista dominicano que representa el distrito 13 de Nueva York, calificó ayer martes al presidente Donald Trump como “el epítome de la deshumanización”, por la amenaza del mandatario en twitter, de que va a cortar todas las ayudas a Honduras si el Gobierno de ese país, no detiene una caravana de miles de inmigrantes que marcha hacia la frontera de México y Estados Unidos, para buscar asilo y compasión.