Aterciopelados Get Animated for Their Latest Video
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 14:15

Colombian rockeros Aterciopelados have never shied away from commenting on political and social issues through their music. The band’s latest video tackles the immigration debate with lyrics and images. The clip is for the song "Bandera," which was recorded for the 2008 album Rio but might as well have been written with Arizona's controversial SB1070 legislation in mind.

"Who are you?/ Where were you born?/ Therefore you can’t enter this country," sings vocalist Andrea Echeverri.


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No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 12:15

Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.


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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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