By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 08:22 | 0 Comments
Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.
Introducing the bill yesterday at...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 13:15 | 3 Comments
As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then,...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 16:00 | 3 Comments
We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2010 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
A recent report by the Associated Press highlighted a disturbing trend among Border Patrol agents. It seems that suicides have drastically increased recently. At least 15 agents have killed themselves since February 2008, equaling the largest spike at the law enforcement agency in more than 20 years.
While some Border Patrol officials and families of...
By Elayne Fluker | 08/12/2010 - 07:00 | 0 Comments
Heavyweights who cover politics in Latin media are weighing in with discontent on President Obama's failure to propose important immigration legislation as he advocated during his campaign. And the sense is that the president is, as a result, losing support within the Latino community. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the Spanish-language television network, told...
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 10:00 | 0 Comments
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund or MALDEF is planning a huge concert this fall to help build awareness around it's educational campaign to spread truth about immigration in America.
Featuring performances by Los Lobos and Los Tigres del Norte, the concert will be held in the...
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 07:00 | 1 Comment
Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the...
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2010 - 13:00 | 0 Comments
Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.
Modeled on current camp-like set ups used by Sheriff Joe Arpaio...
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