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:
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 13:30
Taboo, of the Black Eyed Peas has recorded a song protesting Arizona's SB 1070 bill, scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, July 29th. He starts off the single, entitled "One Heart, One Beat" by spelling out the motivation behind the recording. "It takes one person to stand up for what he believes in," says Taboo. "I believe there’s been an injustice in Arizona.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/26/2010 - 16:13
The lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice challenging Arizona's new immigration laws SB 1070 is finally getting it's day in court. The first hearing was held last Thursday, just a week before the new laws are set to go into effect.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2010 - 16:00
There is just one week left before Arizona's new immigration laws, SB 1070, take effect on July 29th. Since the laws passage in April, the state has seen an exodus of Hispanic citizens, with schools reporting unusual drops in enrollment.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2010 - 14:00
Yesterday, the United States Justice Department officially filed suit against the state of Arizona, charging that the new laws conflict with federal immigration enforcement efforts. S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in April and set to go into effect on July 29, gives police the power to stop anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is an undocumented immigrant.
By Alice Taranto | 07/06/2010 - 12:56
The imminent enforcement of the SB 1070 legislation that was passed a few months ago in Arizona has Latinos mobilizing all over the country. Now the community is responding in a big way with the Voces Unidas por America Concert being held on Saturday, July 17.
By Alice Taranto | 07/02/2010 - 11:40
Yesterday President Obama made the first major speech of his presidency regarding the immigration issue currently facing the country.
Before a select crowd at American University in Washington, D.C., the president endorsed the notion that what makes the country great are the individual cultures and customs that create one unified America. To deny the importance of immigrants in this country is to deny the American promise of opportunity.
By Angie Romero | 07/02/2010 - 10:05
We reported that Miami rapper Pitbull canceled his Phoenix concert date in June during “Mr. Worldwide’s Carnaval,” his first-ever US tour, as a way to protest Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070. We recently caught up with Mr. 305 himself and asked him why he felt the need to take this stance, and how he handled some of the criticism that followed.