By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 17:45
A federal investigation looking into the controversial practices of Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio has heated up since the recent Department of Justice victory over Senate Bill 1070. Ever since President Obama came into office, the White House administration has been butting heads with the self-named "Toughest Sheriff in America."
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2010 - 16:00
A recent report by the Associated Press highlighted a disturbing trend among Border Patrol agents. It seems that suicides have drastically increased recently. At least 15 agents have killed themselves since February 2008, equaling the largest spike at the law enforcement agency in more than 20 years.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2010 - 10:00
President Barack Obama signed a $600 million border security bill into law last week in hopes of moving the immigration reform debate forward. For years, conservatives and Republicans have argued that a discussion about reforming the current immigration system is not valid until more has been done to reinforce and protect our borders. The border security bill aims to do just that.
By Alice Taranto | 08/13/2010 - 17:00
The Pew Hispanic Center just released a new analytic report about Census Bureau data regarding immigration. The report includes stats on "unauthorized immigrants" and the significant population of children born to them.
By Grace Bastidas | 08/13/2010 - 08:00
Listen up! The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has joined forces with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC) to organize a series of concerts in California that not only honor Latino culture but also spread awareness about the need for immigration reform. That’s something we can get behind.
So mark your calendars:
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 17:30
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a sweeping immigration reform bill in his homestate this week that trumps even Arizona's notorious SB 1070 and would give Florida the distinction of being the state with the harshest stance on immigration in the United States.
McCollum, who is also the Republican Gubenatorial candidate, said of his new bill: "Arizona is going to want this law. We're better, we're stronger, we're tougher and we're fairer."
By Elayne Fluker | 08/12/2010 - 08:00
Heavyweights who cover politics in Latin media are weighing in with discontent on President Obama's failure to propose important immigration legislation as he advocated during his campaign. And the sense is that the president is, as a result, losing support within the Latino community. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the Spanish-language television network, told politico.com that Pres. Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office.
By Angie Romero | 08/11/2010 - 11:30
You’re a big supporter of Zack de la Rocha’s SoundStrike campaign. What’s he doing right?
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2010 - 08:00
Republicans have renewed the call to revise the 14th amendment of the constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2010 - 09:00
Although many of the most offensive sections of the proposed new SB 1070 legislation were blocked from going into effect last Thursday, July 29th, some local Arizona authorities are taking the law into their own hands.