Rick Snyder
Arizona-Style Immigration Law Would Hurt Michigan – Governor Says
By Amaris Castillo | 05/23/2011 - 16:32

Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced to his state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that an Arizona-style immigration law in Michigan would “encourage a divisive atmosphere.” According to Fox News Latino, Snyder was referring to a bill that is pending in the state legislature that would get police m


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Al Madrigal Joins 'The Daily Show'
Mexican Comedian Al Madrigal Joins 'The Daily Show' as Senior Latino Correspondent
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2011 - 16:30

There’s a new guy on the Daily Show and we have to admit, we're shocked it took Jon Stewart this long to hire a "Senior Latino Correspondent"!

Mexican-American stand-up comedian Al Madrigal made his debut Tuesday night, immediately correcting the host, "It’s actually pronounced 'Señior' Jon, but thank you, good to be here,” he joked.


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Music News: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Immigration Laws in Arizona, Georgia
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18

On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.


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EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Luis Gutierrez "I Will Fight Like Hell for the DREAM Act"
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Luis Gutierrez "I Will Fight Like Hell for the DREAM Act"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09

Chicago Rep. Luis Gutierrez may be happy to see the DREAM Act back before Congress but he says President Obama is still not doing enough to help undocumented students stay in the country—though he has the power to do so.


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Senator Durbin
DREAM Act Reintroduced Before Congress!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30

Undocumented students will get another shot at staying in the country: The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives today, as President Obama turns up the heat on efforts at comprehensive immigration reform ahead of the 2012 election. 


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President Barack Obama: "We Define Ourselves as a Nation of Immigrants"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/10/2011 - 17:19

Squinting under the fierce El Paso sun, President Obama delivered a speech about immigration reform that reiterated the need for Congress to “catch up” with the rest of the country, which he says has formed a consensus that the “immigration system is broken.”


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SB 1070
AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Pushing for Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070
By Mariela Rosario | 05/10/2011 - 15:30

Governor Jan Brewer is pushing to have the Supreme Court rule on the controversial SB 1070 law that was passed and signed into law almost a year ago today.


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Navy SEAL, Son of Mexican Immigrants, Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden
Navy SEAL, Son of Mexican Immigrants, Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden
By Fox News Latino | 05/03/2011 - 11:05

One of the Navy SEALs who helped kill Osama Bin Laden is the son of Mexican immigrants, according to a published report.

U.S. soldier Ruben Mejía, whose parents were born in Guanajuato, was part of the now-famed elite Navy SEAL squad, Team Six, who killed the world's most notorious terrorist, El Universal reported.


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Future of Immigrant Children
The Future of Our Niños Is At Risk
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/21/2011 - 15:30

Immigrant children are the country’s fastest-growing group but their future and their ability to assimilate is in jeopardy unless something is done to improve their educational achievement, according to a new policy brief released by the Brookings Institute.

In its report, the independent think tank specifically calls the educational lag of Latino kids—who make up a quarter of school-age children in the U.S. and 5 million of whom have at least one undocumented parent—one of the biggest domestic problems facing the country.


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Pulitzer Winner
Once Undocumented, Latino Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize
By Amaris Castillo | 04/20/2011 - 15:40

This week, a Latino reporter for the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious awards. Ruben Vives, 31, was awarded the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for a series of stories he produced with Jeff Gottlieb.  The men managed to uncover a corruption scandal through which politicians in Bell, a mostly Latino, working-class city in California, were paying themselves six-figure salaries and manipulating records.


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