Watch: Jessica Alba on SB 1070: "It's very racist"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 17:30

Jessica Alba recently sat down with MTV Tr3s to promote her new film Machete and they asked her what she thinks about the controversial SB 1070 passed in Arizona last spring and immigration reform. Here's what she had to say:

 


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Migrants Mourned
Families Mourn Massacred Migrants
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 09:00

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.


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Aterciopelados Get Animated for Their Latest Video
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 14:15

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 Arizona's controversial SB1070 legislation in mind.

"Who are you?/ Where were you born?/ Therefore you can’t enter this country," sings vocalist Andrea Echeverri.


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Report Reveals Numbers of Undocumented Immigrants Down Significantly
Report Reveals Numbers of Undocumented Immigrants Down Significantly
By Latina Staff | 09/02/2010 - 11:55

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.


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DREAM Act Protesters Facing Trial in October
DREAM Act Protester Facing Trial in October
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 12:15

Myrna Orosco knew she was facing possible jail time and even deportation when she protested in front of Senator McCain's office on July 20th, 2010 in support of the DREAM act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729 was actually co-sponsored by Sen. McCain in the past, but fell short of the necessary votes in Congress to be considered for legislation. It was re-introduced in both in March of 2009, and since then thousands of students across the country have been waiting to find out their fate.


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Hate Crimes against Latinos Steadily on the Rise
Hate Crimes against Latinos Steadily on the Rise
By Latina Staff | 08/27/2010 - 17:00

Violent attacks on Latinos in Baltimore, MD, have occured three weekends in a row, including the latest where, police say, the suspect is a 13-year-old girl who shot two men after they refused her when she tried to rob them. One of those men died, as did Martin Reyez, 51, who was beaten to death with a two-by-two wooden plank last Friday.


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No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 12:15

Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.


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Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).


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U.S. Dept. of Justice May Sue AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
U.S. Dept. of Justice May Sue AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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."


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Suicide Among Border Patrol Agents on the Rise
Suicide Among Border Patrol Agents on the Rise
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.


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