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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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Were Latinos in Texas Undercounted in the Latest Census?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/25/2011 - 17:28

Days after the Census Bureau released population numbers for Texas showing explosive growth driven by Latinos and other minorities, controversy—perhaps inevitably—is stirring in the state.


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Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2011 - 13:25

Just as Latino leaders warned, battle lines are being drawn surrounding congressional redistricting and the new Census numbers. Texas is one of the first states to see controversy, which is not surprising given that the state stands to gain more Congressional seats than any other state in the union (4).


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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.


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The State of Texas Gets in the Telenovela Business to Save Lives
The State of Texas Gets in the Telenovela Business to Save Lives
By Fox News Latino | 12/01/2010 - 10:15

The Texas Department of Transportation launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. Qué scene:


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Latinos Politicos to Watch: Marco Rubio & Julian Castro
Latino Politicos to Watch: Marco Rubio & Julian Castro
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 17:00

Political fervor is at an all-time high today with people heading to the polls for Election Day. We wanted to step back and take a look at two Latinos who have been making waves on either side of aisle in American politics. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio has been hailed as "the next Obama" by some in Democratic circles. While Marco Rubio has managed to shake up the current senate race by galvanizing the Tea party movement in Florida where he is facing off against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.

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Texas Board of Ed. Votes to Rewrite History, Whitewash Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30

Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.

After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”


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Texas Board of Ed. Attempting to Erase Cesar Chavez from Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53

On Jan. 13, the Board of Education will hold a preliminary vote to determine whether or not they should adopt new standards for social studies texts in the state of Texas. In question is whether or not Cesar Chavez, along with all other Hispanics since the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century, should be removed from textbooks.


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Dallas Woman Ticketed for Not Speaking English
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2009 - 16:08

When Ernestina Madragon was pulled over by the police in Dallas, she understood that she'd be getting a ticket that she deserved for making an illegal U-turn. It was the citation on the ticket for "not speaking English" and the accompanying fine that confused her. "He asked me if I spoke English. I said I speak a little and understand it," Madragon said.


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Racist Texan Incites Outrage Over "Hispanics Keep Out" Sign
By Christine Estevez | 07/28/2009 - 12:37

A "Hispanics Keep Out" sign has proudly been displayed on the front of a home in Azle, Texas, for the last several months. It has caused tension in the neighborhood, with many residents expressing a desire to see it taken down. The mayor of Azle also spoke out against the sign, assuring residents that it is not a view shared by most in the town.


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