By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 09:22 | 0 Comments
Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.
Introducing the bill yesterday at...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 14:15 | 3 Comments
As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then,...
By Mariela Rosario | 09/21/2010 - 16:30 | 6 Comments
The DREAM act is scheduled to come up for a vote before the senate today at 2:30PM after Senate majority leader Harry Reid added the amendment to the defense authorization bill a few weeks ago. But unfortunately (and ironically), Sen. John McCain—once a staunch supporter of the DREAM act and the top Republican on the Armed...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/13/2010 - 18:00 | 3 Comments
For us, Jacob Vargas is a familiar and welcome (not to mention, cute) face, having been in several of Hollywood’s best-known movies about Latinos: Selena, My Family, American Me, and Mi Vida Loca. But you’re about to see him in a whole new light in the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller ...
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 17:30 | 0 Comments
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 09:00 | 3 Comments
72 Central and South American citizens were found murdered along the northern Mexico border on August 24, and since then there has been an international outcry to bring those responsible to justice. The bodies were found after a shoot-out between suspected drug cartel members and local authorities.
There were two survivors of the gruesome mass murder, 18-year-old...
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 14:15 | 0 Comments
Colombian rockeros Aterciopelados have never shied away from commenting on political and social issues through their music. The band’s latest video tackles the immigration debate with lyrics and images. The clip is for the song "Bandera," which was recorded for the 2008 album Rio but might as well have been written with...
By Latina Staff | 09/02/2010 - 11:55 | 0 Comments
A new report released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows the annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States is down sharply. The number was nearly two-thirds smaller from the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates.
The Center notes the decline has contributed to an...
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