By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 17:55
Representative Luis Gutierrez proved he was up on pop culture (and knows how to grab viewers' attention) Wednesday when talking about Arizona immigration law SB1070 and racial profiling, reports the Huffington Post. In a speech, the pro-immigration reform congressman referenced the teen power-couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. No kidding.
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41
Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.
By Samantha Leal | 06/25/2012 - 13:43
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down many of the key parts of Arizona’s immigration law, but let stand a controversial part that lets police check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws, reports CNN.
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.
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:
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04
Al Punto con Jorge Ramos got heated when Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on to discuss his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate. When Ramos told Arpaio that he is the "face of racism and discrimation" to many Latinos, Arpaio completely disagreed. In his own version of the good ol' "but my best friend is black!" trope, Arpaio listed a few states and continents he's lived in where a lot of Latinos might be found and insisted that Latinos love him.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/13/2011 - 10:45
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the arguments surrounding Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.