By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30
The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.
By Adriana Rivera | 12/15/2011 - 15:00
In Stephen Colbert’s “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger” segment on his hit political satire commentary show The Colbert Report, he brought up the term “anchor baby” and read the definition as written in the American Heritage Dictionary which he says is, “accurately defined as ‘a child born to a non-citizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship.’”
By Fox News Latino | 12/14/2011 - 15:00
Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City.
The rally, organized for Sunday, aims to raise awareness on immigrant issues and to draw immigrants to a social movement that has largely focused on corporate greed. It takes place on International Migrants Day, a U.N. designated day in honor of migrant rights.
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/13/2011 - 13:00
Millions of words roll off our tongues every day. We often times don’t think about the power of words, specifically the legitimacy we give a political position or social statement with the terms we choose to use. That is, until a scandal breaks.
Exhibit A: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language added “anchor baby,” along with 10,000 other words and phrases, to its latest edition. The term was initially defined as:
By Amaris Castillo | 12/13/2011 - 10:45
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the arguments surrounding Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/09/2011 - 11:45
Global superstar Manu Chao went to Arizona recently to denounce the treatment of undocumented immigrants at a county jail. And how did he express this, exactly? Through music, of course!
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/07/2011 - 08:30
Despite being a good student with dreams of becoming an engineer, 18-year-old Joaquin Luna committed suicide the Friday after Thanksgiving. Why? His family insists that the Mission, Texas teen (who was brought illegally to the U.S. by his parents as a six month old baby) became depressed after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass Congress last December. In a note addressed to Jesus Christ, he suggests he has no future:
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/29/2011 - 16:30
We’re less than a year out from the 2012 Presidential Election, and Latinos are poised to determine who occupies the White House! Our growing segment of the electorate may register and vote in droves (we hope)—or, unhappy with President Barack Obama’s record on job creation and immigration reform, many may choose to sit the election out.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/14/2011 - 09:15
Newt Gingrich is up in the polls. Rick Perry is down. As the Republican field narrows before President Barack Obama’s challenger is chosen, we thought it was only fair to take to look at where these hopefuls stand on the key political issue of immigration, since we broke down the President's stance last week. Decide for yourselves!
By Lourdes Medrano | 11/11/2011 - 12:45
Almost a year and a half after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB 1070 immigration bill into law, school cafeteria worker Ana Rosa Vera voted to oust local Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the most powerful and divisive politicians in the state and the main force behind the state’s tough anti-immigration law, emulated by other states.