By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2010 - 14:00
Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/15/2010 - 10:00
A few months ago, we told you about a U.S. rep from San Diego who supported a ban that would keep natural-born U.S. children from receiving citizenship if their parents were undocumented. We figured this idea wouldn't, or couldn't, go very far considering the fact that the fourteenth amendment of the constitution protects that basic right for all citizens born on U.S. soil, but it looks like the push is gaining momentum in some political circles.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2010 - 14:26
This past weekend, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to voice their opposition to the recently passed SB 1070 which many say has legalized racial profiling.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30
An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.
Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:45
What can we say about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? We must admit, we had no idea who she was until she upped and signed that crazy new immigration law into effect in Arizona. But since that fateful day a few weeks ago, it seems like there is no escaping her, or her insistence on passing insane laws that demonize Latinos in a state where 30+% of the population is Hispanic.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 10:26
Pitbull announced yesterday via his Twitter and his website, www.PlanetPit.com, that he was canceling the May 31 date of his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour in Phoenix, AZ to protest the recent passing of the state's polarizing SB1070 legislation.
"I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31. How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them?" he asked. "It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4."
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2010 - 10:08
Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2010 - 16:00
The immigration debate has always caused a rift among citizens of Arizona —a state that has one of the highest Latino populations in the country. Though Hispanics own businesses, hold public office and help support the local economy, the perception that immigrants do nothing but drain community resources, take away jobs and increase violence persists for some in the southwestern state.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2010 - 16:30
Since when is John McCain a hard line conservative Republican? Though he was once known as a "maverick" it looks like these days, McCain is drinking the right-wing Kool-aid (or maybe it's just too much tea time with Sarah Palin)? Either way, McCain took to Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor to address the incredibly stringent new immigration laws that were recently passed in Arizona.