By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 07:30
Immigration advocates are up in arms over a proposed bill that would force authorities to deport undocumented women who turn to police for help after experiencing domestic violence. The bill, proposed by Rep. Lamar Smith, is titled the Hinder the Administration Legalization Temptation Act (also known as the HALT Act).
By Amaris Castillo | 07/06/2011 - 13:00
Jose Baez, the defense attorney in the infamous Casey Anthony case, gives himself credit for Tuesday’s not guilty verdict. The 42-year-old Puerto Rican lawyer shared his sentiments several minutes after his client, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/08/2011 - 17:15
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this week that challenged California’s policy of granting reduced, in-state college tuition to graduates of its high school who are illegal immigrants, The Los Angeles Times reports. According to the newspaper, lawyers for the conservative anti-immigration group that pushed the appeal argued that “preferential treatment” for illegal immigrants violated federal law. They pointed
By Irasema Romero | 05/26/2011 - 15:36
The U.S. Supreme Court supported the state of Arizona in a 2007 law that will now penalize business for hiring undocumented workers, after a 5-3 majority agreed states had the right to take action against illegal immigrants.
“The Arizona regulation does not otherwise conflict with federal law,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts, in court documents released today.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/23/2011 - 16:32
Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced to his state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that an Arizona-style immigration law in Michigan would “encourage a divisive atmosphere.” According to Fox News Latino, Snyder was referring to a bill that is pending in the state legislature that would get police m
By Irasema Romero | 02/17/2011 - 11:32
— Love sometimes hurts, as is the case for Jennifer Lopez and her fashionable Christian Louboutin shoes. The star hurt her left ankle with the heel of her stiletto shoe minutes before presenting at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Paramedics rushed to her dressing room, where they stopped the bleeding and got her on stage in time.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/10/2011 - 08:45
Sarah Shahi stars as a mediator with a messy personal life in the new USA Network series, Fairly Legal. The gorgeous 31-year-old actress (who is part Spanish and part Iranian) spoke to Latina.com about her new hit show, what attracted her to the role of Kate Reed, and why Fairly Legal isn't your typical law show.
By Samantha Leal | 07/29/2009 - 14:19
Being a U.S. citizen and son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Hector Veloz never expected to find himself captive in an ICE jail. But that's exactly what happened when immigration officials mistook him for an illegal immigrant and threw him into an Arizona jail cell for 13 months starting in 2007.
"It was a nightmare," Veloz, 37, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2009 - 16:40
It has been very difficult to sit through today's questioning of Sonia Sotomayor without wanting to reach through the screen and shake one or two of these distinguished senators. Between the embarrassing fawning of the Democrats and the broken record recitation of her "wise Latina" comment by the Republicans, I can't say that I have learned much more about Judge Sonia Sotomayor than I knew before the hearing started.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2009 - 09:30
David Goldman never thought that four years would pass without seeing his son. In 2004, his wife, Bruna Bianchi, left with their son, Sean, then 4, for what was supposed to be a two-week vacation back in her native Brazil—and never returned. To Goldman's surprise, Bianchi filed for divorce while abroad, telling the boy's father, according to Goldman, that if he ever wanted to see Sean again, he would have to assign sole custody of the boy to her. Bruna eventually remarried Joao Paulo Lins e Silva, a lawyer from a prominent Brazilian family.