AZ SB 1070 LAW Shot Down
AZ SB 1070 Law Ruled Unconstitutional
By Lourdes Medrano | 04/12/2011 - 20:26

Arizona Latinos welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that blocks enforcement of the state’s tough immigration law, but they also say the legal fight is anything but over.

“To us a victory is going to be when SB 1070 is repealed totally out of the books of Arizona,” Salvador Reza, a Phoenix immigrant-rights activist, said of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Monday.

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Texas Latinos Lose Out On Millions of Dollars in Census Undercount
By Amaris Castillo | 04/05/2011 - 16:00

As many as 300,000 residents who live along the Texas-Mexico border could lose millions of dollars over the next decade because they were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.  According to Equal Voice newspaper, 95 percent of these residents, many of whom are poverty-stricken and live in unincorporated subdivisions called "colonias", were not mailed census forms.  Hidalgo County has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the U.S. government for violating the protocol of mailing the forms.

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What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/01/2011 - 15:55

Back when Arizona first passed SB 1070 in the summer of 2010, we decided to look into the similar laws that were sweeping across the country at the time. Now with the 2010 census results in, we updated the map to get a side-by-side look at the immigration laws as they relate to each state's Latino population. Click here to see the full page map.

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Latino MLB Players Considering 2011 All-Star Boycott in AZ
Latino Baseball Players Consider 2011 All-Star Game Boycott in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 12:30

What started as a low rumble for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has become a loud roar as immigrant's rights organizations, fans and players alike call on the league to reconsider playing the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix, Arizona due to the passage of controversial SB 1070.

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4 year-old U.S. citizen Deported to Guatemala
U.S. Government Defends Deportation of Four-Year-Old Citizen
By Fox News Latino | 03/23/2011 - 15:00

The U.S. government is defending the recent deportation of a four-year-old little girl who was born in the United States to undocumented immigrants.

On March 11th, despite her citizenship, Emily Samantha Ruiz was deported after officials detained her grandfather while the two were on their way back from a trip to Guatemala visiting relatives.

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I Was Undocumented on Sesame Street
I Was Undocumented on Sesame Street
By Fox News Latino | 03/15/2011 - 11:21

Carlo Alban is an actor and playwright. His autobiographical one-man show, Intringulis, is playing at New Orleans’s Southern Rep theater through March 23.


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Utah adopting Anti-AZ law
Texas Immigration Law has Loophole for 'The Help'
By Mariela Rosario | 03/14/2011 - 14:55

Texas state representative Debbie Riddle has proposed a controversial new law that aims to keep illegal immigrants out of the state. House bill 2012 would make hiring an "unauthorized alien" a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine—unless they have been hired as domestic help.

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This Week in Latino News
By Fox News Latino | 03/11/2011 - 12:54

The Week in Latino news starts off with Brazil's "Viagra" Spider. The spider's bite is deadly but also has other side effects that scientists are trying to isolate...

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Arizona Legislators Introduce “SB 1070 on Steroids”
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/23/2011 - 15:35

A new Arizona immigration bill that some have called “SB 1070 on steroids” took its first step towards becoming law when it was approved by a key state legistative committee on Tuesday night. SB 1611, one of two immigration bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, squeaked by with a 7-6 vote. It will now go up to the full state Senate for vote.

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UPDATE: Former Minuteman Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death for Murder of Latino Family
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 09:00

UPDATE: Yesterday, February 22, Shawna Forde recieved the death sentence for her role in the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. After four hours of deliberation over two days, the jury handed down a death sentence against Forde, 43. Forde's acoomplices will go on trial later this year.

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