Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

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 possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).

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Tougher Immigration Laws than SB 1070 Proposed in FL
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 17:30

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a sweeping immigration reform bill in his homestate this week that trumps even Arizona's notorious SB 1070 and would give Florida the distinction of being the state with the harshest stance on immigration in the United States.

McCollum, who is also the Republican Gubenatorial candidate, said of his new bill: "Arizona is going to want this law. We're better, we're stronger, we're tougher and we're fairer."

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SB 1070: What To Do If Police Pull You Over
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2010 - 09:00

Although many of the most offensive sections of the proposed new SB 1070 legislation were blocked from going into effect last Thursday, July 29th, some local Arizona authorities are taking the law into their own hands.

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Watch: Lady Gaga Slams SB 1070 at Arizona Concert
By Mariela Rosario | 08/02/2010 - 13:30

Although Lady Gaga did not join the long list of artists recruited by Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike in boycotting her performances scheduled for Arizona, the eccentric pop star took a moment to speak out against SB 1070 while performing in Phoenix over the weekend.

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What Does the Ruling Against SB 1070 Really Mean?
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2010 - 18:00

Latinos celebrated a victory on Wednesday as U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton placed an injunction against many of the most crucial sections of the new SB 1070 legislation. We asked Nina Perales, a lawyer for MALDEF who helped to win the crucial injunction against SB 1070, to explain what’s next, and what the ruling really means.

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Michelle Rodriguez on "Machete" and Immigration Reform
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2010 - 16:30

We caught up with Michelle Rodriguez on the red carpet of the New York International Latino Film Festival for the premiere of her new film Tropico de Sangre. Rodriguez stars in the film as Minerva Mirabal, one of the inspiring Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic who dared to defy the ruthless dictator Rafael Trujillo—which eventually lead to their assassination in a sugar field.

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SB 1070: Where the Law Stands Today
By Alice Taranto | 07/29/2010 - 17:00

Because you've kept up with our coverage of Arizona's SB 1070, we know you're aware that today is the big day: The controversial immigration law that essentially allows state law enforcement to target potential undocumented immigrants went into effect officially at 12:01am.

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SB 1070: New Study Released Showing Economic Impact of Latinos Leaving AZ
By Janel Martinez | 07/29/2010 - 08:00

For more than a year, senior researcher Dr. Walter Ewing and research associate Seth Hoy analyzed and compiled data on every state in the US to track the powerful impact immigrants have on this country. The result: A recent study released by the Immigration Policy Center that highlights both the political and economic power that immigrants—specifically Latinos and Asians—have in the United States.

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Watch: Wilmer Valderamma on Why It's Important to Speak Out Against SB 1070
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 18:00

Last night, we caught up with the ever-dapper Wilmer Valderrama for a few moments on the red carpet for the premiere of his new film The Dry Land (costarring America Ferrera) at the New York International Latino Film Festival. Like a lot of Latinos, Valderrama had the situation in Arizona on his mind. We asked the actor why he feels it is important to speak out and oppose SB 1070 and caught his answer on film.

Check out the video below:

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Countdown to SB 1070: Judge Issues Injunction Blocking Controversial Aspects of Law
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 14:50

District Judge Susan Bolton has issued an injunction blocking key parts of Arizona's SB 1070 from going into effect tomorrow, amid a mass exodus of Latinos from the state.

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