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ACLU Sues Border Patrol for Racial Profiling at the Canadian Border
By Samantha Leal | 04/30/2012 - 16:12

Border problems… at the northern border? Yep. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the U.S. Border control after two Latinos and a black man were "unjustifiably" stopped in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, an area close to Canada, reports Reuters. The complaint was filed in Seattle on Thursday.


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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Are You Ready? It's Time to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!
By Lourdes Medrano | 04/26/2012 - 13:40

Cinco de Mayo fiestas abound north of the border. But do you know the history of this Mexican holiday and how it came to be popular in this country? Here are five interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays:


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court Hears Arguments On the Arizona Immigration Law
By Samantha Leal | 04/26/2012 - 12:04

Arguments were heard Wednesday in the case of Arizona v U.S., the case that questions the legality of four provisions of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. Arizona, enacting a new law to combat illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico, has overstepped their rights. Immigration is a federal issue, according to the U.S. But that apparently wasn’t quite as convincing of an argument as the federal government might have hoped, reports CNN.


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Protests against Arizona's SB1070 Immigration Law
5 Things You Should Know about the Case Against Arizona SB 1070
By Samantha Leal | 04/24/2012 - 16:27

The legality of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, has long been disputed and is now headed to the Supreme Court. The case, Arizona v. United States, will look at not only SB 1070, but will also affect any similar laws enacted nationwide. Here’s what you need to know about the case:

The Act has several provisions – only four are being examined by the court.

The Court will not be looking at the entire Act, but rather, four key provisions, including:


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The Bachelor's Brad Womack, Ben Flajnik and Jason Mesnick
The Bachelor Sued for Discrimination: Getting to the Root of the Red Rose
By Sugey Palomares | 04/20/2012 - 13:40

A class action lawsuit was filed against ABC and the production companies responsible for the hit television shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, on Wednesday, reports CNN. The suit claims that producers, and the makers of the show, have racially discriminated against applicants seeking lead roles.


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Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas
Shocking Border Patrol Footage: Are They 'Crossing the Line'?
By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 12:43

In all this talk of immigration lately, people have been focusing a lot on the specific stands of Republican candidates and President Obama. While it's necessary to look to the future, of course, there's still today to deal with and the sad fact is that too many lives are being destroyed in here and now.


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Senator Marco Rubio
Will Marco Rubio's Immigration Push Help the GOP?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/18/2012 - 16:39

Florida Senator, Marco Rubio, has been increasing his cred as a possible vice president for the GOP. Since presidential candidate, Mitt Romney announced that Rubio was on his list for possible VP, the Cuban politician has become more vocal about his stance for increasing jobs and supporting immigration rights.


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Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien: Voting For Immigration Reform
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02

The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.

The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.


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Trayvon Martin
Hoodies & Hope: Trayvon Martin Case Speaks To A Latino
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47

It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.


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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.'  This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.


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