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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.