Republican Senators Want to Keep Illegal Immigrants Off of Census
By Mariela Rosario | 10/14/2009 - 18:00

The United States senate will vote on a controversial amendment today that could require the Census Bureau to ask the immigration status of everyone who participates in the 2010 survey and exclude illegal immigrants from the population count.

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Sonia Sotomayor's Opening Statements as Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin
By Miranda Noland | 07/13/2009 - 17:30

The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for the next Supreme Court justice began today on Capitol Hill and Sonia Sotomayor directly addressed those who have concerns about whether or not her personal experiences will adversely affect her ability to make impartial decisions. "In each case I have heard," Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee, "I have applied the law to the facts at hand. My personal and professional experiences help me listen and understand, with the law always commanding the result in every case." 

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Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Today
By Mariela Rosario | 07/13/2009 - 09:21

After meeting with more than 80 senators and weathering weeks of intense scrutiny, Sonia Sotomayor looks forward to her Supreme Court confirmation hearings starting today. If confirmed, Sotomayor, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be the 111th justice and the first Latino to ever sit on the nation's highest court.

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Cartoonist Depicts Judge Sotomayor Strung Up Like a Piñata
By Mariela Rosario | 06/05/2009 - 09:30

An editorial cartoon that ran this week in The Oklahoman newspaper is generating controversy over what some Latino and women's groups are calling a racist and damaging depiction of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. In the drawing, Sotomayor is strung up like a piñata while a line of elephants (representing Republicans) wait to take a swing. President Obama is standing nearby asking, "Now who wants to be first?"

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Latinas Get In On the Election Action, Canvassing for Obama in Florida
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2008 - 16:09

You can find them at the one of a kind Casa Obama. An Obama campaign office in West Tampa, FL set up specifically to target Latino and minority voters in the crucial swing state. It's also become a meeting place for like minded Latinas, young and old, born abroad or here in the USA, who say they are sick of the direction our country is headed and want to see some serious change.

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