By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/12/2011 - 15:00
For Emma Lozano, President Barack Obama’s hosting his birthday bash in Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom—the same place, set in a heavily Latino community, where acts like Los Tigres del Norte sing pro-immigrant songs—was “a slap in the face” to Latinos, to whom he’s promised much but come up short. So Lozano and 400 others staged their own bash outside the theater, complete with giant cardboard cake, signs that read “Obama, Don’t Deport My Mama” and “Obama 2010: Most Deportation in US History” and chanting.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 17:00
Jan Brewer, the governor of Arizona, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that placed a hold on parts of the state’s infamous SB 1070 immigration enforcement law.
By Adriana Rivera | 08/04/2011 - 13:15
“Destroying families is un-American,” said Chicago community leader Artemio Arreola.
With nearly 400,000 deportations per year, and more than one million families separated, President Obama’s administration is facing heat from the immigrant Latino community. The national Change Takes Courage campaign, launched on June 30 and sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, is combating the President’s resistance to stop deportations.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 18:00
Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election. Some states have made headlines with their own efforts to pass immigration laws or—on the other end of the spectrum—pass their own versions of the DREAM Act.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45
Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers. According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/28/2011 - 13:00
California has made it easier for undocumented students to receive financial aid. California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 130 into law, which makes access to privately funded financial aid easier for the population.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2011 - 09:43
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) was arrested earlier this week for protesting in front of the White House. It must have felt like dejavu for the Chicago, Illinois rep.—he's been arrested twice before, first in in the mid-1990s for protesting the bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and again just last year for speaking up against Obama's deportation record.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 11:15
During a recent sold-out concert, Mexican rock group Maná spread pro-immigrant and pro-environment messages to its fans, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports. “Never forget your roots…we have to keep fighting those lousy damn racists,” lead singer Fernando “Fher” Olvera told the crowd of about 10,000 people.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2011 - 17:24
In a not surprising, but still important revelation, a report was released today demonstrating that the birth rate among Latinos has surpassed immigration as the main means of growth of the U.S. Hispanic population.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/12/2011 - 17:15
We caught up with Robinson Cano right before he took home the big prize at the Home Run Derby yesterday and asked him about the MLB All Star game, airing live tonight from the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium in Phoenix at 8 pm on FOX.