Celebrate Latino Heritage through Music and Advocacy
Celebrate Latino Heritage through Music and Advocacy
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:


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Tougher Immigration Laws than SB 1070 Proposed in FL
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."


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Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos
Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos?
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.


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Republicans Pushing to Change 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
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.


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SB 1070: What To Do If Police Pull You Over
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.


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Watch: Lady Gaga Slams SB 1070 at Arizona Concert
By Mariela Rosario | 08/02/2010 - 13:30

Although Lady Gaga did not join the long list of artists recruited by Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike in boycotting her performances scheduled for Arizona, the eccentric pop star took a moment to speak out against SB 1070 while performing in Phoenix over the weekend.


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What Does the Ruling Against SB 1070 Really Mean?
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2010 - 18:00

Latinos celebrated a victory on Wednesday as U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton placed an injunction against many of the most crucial sections of the new SB 1070 legislation. We asked Nina Perales, a lawyer for MALDEF who helped to win the crucial injunction against SB 1070, to explain what’s next, and what the ruling really means.


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Michelle Rodriguez on "Machete" and Immigration Reform
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2010 - 16:30

We caught up with Michelle Rodriguez on the red carpet of the New York International Latino Film Festival for the premiere of her new film Tropico de Sangre. Rodriguez stars in the film as Minerva Mirabal, one of the inspiring Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic who dared to defy the ruthless dictator Rafael Trujillo—which eventually lead to their assassination in a sugar field.


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SB 1070: Where the Law Stands Today
By Alice Taranto | 07/29/2010 - 17:00

Because you've kept up with our coverage of Arizona's SB 1070, we know you're aware that today is the big day: The controversial immigration law that essentially allows state law enforcement to target potential undocumented immigrants went into effect officially at 12:01am.


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