By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/23/2011 - 16:35 | 1 Comment
A new Arizona immigration bill that some have called “SB 1070 on steroids” took its first step towards becoming law when it was approved by a key state legistative committee on Tuesday night. SB 1611, one of two immigration bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, squeaked by with a 7-6 vote. It will now go up to the full state Senate for vote...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 13:35 | 3 Comments
The new congress just began, but already the Republican-held House of Representatives is attacking the constitutional rights of immigrants. A group calling themselves State Legislators for Legal Migration held a press conference to talk up a new initiative to take birthright citizenship away from children born on U.S. soil to undocumented immigrants....
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2011 - 16:35 | 4 Comments
That grilled chicken salad that you ate for lunch? There’s a good chance that everything in it, from the tomatoes to the lettuce to the bird itself was picked or processed by a Latina. Some 640,000 women (mostly Latinas) perform farm work and another estimated 63,000 work in poultry farms and processing centers.
In both cases, women endure backbreaking work in return...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/27/2010 - 13:13 | 0 Comments
The Justice Department and the FBI have opened civil rights and criminal probes into the town of East Haven after allegations of police harassment of Latinos has apparently prompted many to move away.
Among the complaints, according to an Associated Press report: False arrests, unnecessary traffic stops, police beatings, questionings over immigration status. Some...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/12/2010 - 18:40 | 3 Comments
Tennesee lawmaker Curry Todd is in hot water with Latinos after comparing pregnant, undocumented immigrants to rats.
It all came about when Todd was speaking with fellow local legislators about the healthcare system and how to verify citizenship for pregnant women.
“According to the federal government, we cannot ask for immigration documents...
By Lee Hernandez | 10/27/2010 - 09:30 | 4 Comments
Mondo Guerra is unquestionably the frontrunner on season 8 of Project Runway and a lot of people are predicting that he’ll be crowned the winner on Thursday night’s finale (October 28 on Lifetime, 9 PM). Mondo grabbed national headlines earlier in the season for revealing that he’s HIV...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 17:00 | 1 Comment
Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.
Apparently, Angle, who was recently caught on tape telling a group of college students she didn't believe they were Hispanic because "they...
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00 | 1 Comment
Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the...
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