By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/15/2010 - 18:00 | 0 Comments
It used to be that immigrants flocked almost exclusively to large cities. No more. According to current census data, new arrivals are hitting suburbia and small towns in bigger numbers for the first time ever.
Why? In a word, jobs. Growth in the food and construction industries is happening not in already developed cities, but rather in places that are still...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 16:30 | 0 Comments
With the death toll due to drug violence rising in Mexico, a new idea is beginning to take hold among immigration advocates. Many are starting to lobby the United States government to allow Mexican undocumented immigrants to apply for Temporary Protected Status, normally reserved for immigrants coming from countries ravaged by war or natural disaster.
"There is a big...
By Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 14:35 | 0 Comments
Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys and Willie Nelson all came together to support legendary social activist, Dolores Huerta and the Hermes Foundation by recording the album, Proyecto de Amor.
The album consists of 15 tracks and spoken poems recited by spiritualist ...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 15:30 | 2 Comments
Legendary activist Dolores Huerta has been on a hunger strike in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Arizona for seven days in support of the DREAM act—hoping to gain attention and support for the bill, which was pushed indefinitely from a senate vote last week.
In the past, Sen. McCain has...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/09/2010 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
After Democrats shepherded the DREAM Act through a narrow win in the House yesterday (216-198), Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called for a vote to table the Senate version of the bill this morning. The intention? To take up the successful House version of the bill instead and try to get the 60 votes needed to get it through...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 10:16 | 8 Comments
In a revelatory new interview in V magazine Spain, Salma Hayek admits for the first time that she came to the country illegally.
“I was an illegal immigrant in the United States,” Hayek said during the interview. “It was for a small period of time, but I still did it."
She also touched on the racism she had to confront when she was...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 18:15 | 2 Comments
Newt Gingrich is the second Republican to come out this week with an appeal of support aimed at the Latino community. After Jeb Bush came out this weekend opposing Arizona's SB 1070, Newt Gingrich announced that he's spent months learning how to speak Spanish in order to reach out to potential Latino voters when he begins his campaign for...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 09:39 | 2 Comments
Jeb Bush—former President George W. Bush's younger brother and member of one of the most esteemed Republican families in the country—announced his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070 laws over the weekend.
At the National League of Cities convention in Denver, Colorado, he explained that doesn't believe racial profiling is an affective...
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