Sheriff Joe Arpaio
U.S. Justice Department Takes Stand Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30

The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.


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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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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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Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 14:30

Legendary activist Dolores Huerta has been on a hunger strike in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Arizona for seven days in support of the DREAM act—hoping to gain attention and support for the bill, which was pushed indefinitely from a senate vote last week.


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Homeland Security Chief Supports DREAM Act
Homeland Security Chief Supports DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 12/03/2010 - 09:29

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano told reporters during a conference call from Washington D.C that immigration enforcement efforts would be helped greatly if congress passed the DREAM act.


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DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00

The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.


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Is the Tequila Party the Future of Latino Politics?
Is the "Tequila Party" the Future of Latino Politics?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/30/2010 - 16:44

A group of disaffected Latino voters who say neither the Democratic nor the Republican parties have done enough to represent and support our communities are talking about forming an independent party.

The "Tequila Party" is still just an idea says Fernando Romero, president of Nevada's Hispanics in Politics. "I don't know if it's going to happen, but there's talk," he told the Las Vegas Sun. "There's discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote."


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Hunger Strik
Border Women End White House Hunger Strike After 10 Days
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 14:00

The women who gathered in front of the White House and went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of funding and resources provided to border towns in the U.S. have decided to bring their effort to an end after 10 days of deprivation.


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Enduring the Sotomayor Hearings
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.


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