DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00

The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.

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Accusations of Voter Fraud Among Undocumented Immigrants
Republicans Make Accusations of Voter Fraud Among Undocumented Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 14:30

Even though Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett already confirmed that there was no proof of widespread or systematic voter fraud, many local pro-enforcement groups like Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and Ban Amnesty Now are insisting that the threat exists.

“Democrats are trying to limit their losses on Election Day by cheating and encouraging illegal aliens to vote in the 2010 elections, which by the way is a felony!” ALIPAC President William Gheen wrote on the groups website.

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Latinos and the Obama Administration
Latinos and the Obama Administration
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 12:25

Much noise has been made recently about President Barack Obama's delay in passing immigration reform—with some special interest groups going so far as to suggest that Latinos refrain from voting since the "Do-Nothing" Democrats haven't, well, done anything for us.

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Eva Longoria Parker
Is Eva Longoria Parker a Civil Rights Leader?
By Lee Hernandez | 10/07/2010 - 17:22

According to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennesse—there’s no doubt about it.

Last night, the museum honored Longoria-Parker with a Freedom Award for her philanthropy, her advocacy for Latino rights, and her unwavering commitment to peace, justice and equality.

Eva was positively giddy to be getting the award. The Desperate Housewives actress posted the following on her Facebook page, yesterday: “On my way to receive the Legacy Award from the Ntl Civil Rights Museum! Very exciting, can’t wait!”

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Day Laborers in California Sue for Right to Solicit Work
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2010 - 17:00

Day laborers in Costa Mesa, California have filed a lawsuit against the city after police dressed in plain clothes posed as employers and subsequently arrested dozens of workers attempting to solicit jobs. Costa Mesa, a small city about 35 miles outside of Los Angeles, passed an ordinance outlawing work solicitation in 2005. They also managed to shut down a labor center that served as a popular gathering spot for day laborers looking for work and have since stepped up enforcement of the ordinance as well as of their immigration laws with the help of federal agents.

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Texas Mayor Abandons Post for His Gay, Illegal Lover
By Mariela Rosario | 06/12/2009 - 09:35

Mexico City newspaper El Mundo reports that the mayor of San Angelo, a small town in the shepherding region of Texas, has resigned from his post and moved to Mexico with his gay partner, who also happens to be an illegal immigrant.

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