Advocates Lobby Government for "Temporary Protected Status" for Mexican Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 15:30

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.


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Dolores Huerta Unites Musicians to Show Amor for Immigrants
Dolores Huerta Unites Musicians to Show Amor for Immigrants
By Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 13:35

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.


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Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 14:30

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.


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BREAKING: The DREAM is Dead—For Now
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/09/2010 - 14:00

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 the Senate before the lame-duck session is over this month.


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Salma Hayek: "I was an illegal immigrant in the United States"
Salma Hayek: "I was an illegal immigrant in the United States"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 09:16

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."


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Newt Gingrich learning Spanish
Newt Gingrich is Learning Spanish
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 17:15

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 the 2012 presidential election.


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Jeb Bush Opposes Ariszona's SB 1070 Law
Jeb Bush Opposes Arizona's SB 1070 Law
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 08:39

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 way to determine citizenship and pointed out that his half-Latino children (he is married to a Mexican woman) could be suspects.


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AP Report: Student Visa Abuses
AP Report: Student Visa Abuses
By Mariela Rosario | 12/06/2010 - 13:29

The Associated Press published an investigative report that found that many students who come to the U.S. each year on J-1 visas, which supply cheap seasonal labor with the goal of fostering cultural understanding between countries suffer at the hands of abusive supervisors.


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White House Shares 10 Reasons to Pass the DREAM Act
White House Shares 10 Reasons to Pass the DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 12/06/2010 - 11:47

Independent immigration-rights groups, Democratic congressional leadership, the President of the United States and even some conservative leaders all support the DREAM Act. So why is it's passage causing so much controversy? Mainly because it's being used as political fodder by Republican legislators and anti-immigrant groups who are claiming the bill provides amnesty, not equal opportunity, for undocumented young people who were brought here to the U.S. without knowledge of their immigration status.


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DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00

The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.


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