Latino MLB Players Considering 2011 All-Star Boycott in AZ
Latino Baseball Players Consider 2011 All-Star Game Boycott in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 12:30

What started as a low rumble for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has become a loud roar as immigrant's rights organizations, fans and players alike call on the league to reconsider playing the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix, Arizona due to the passage of controversial SB 1070.


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Arizona Legislators Introduce “SB 1070 on Steroids”
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/23/2011 - 15:35

A new Arizona immigration bill that some have called “SB 1070 on steroids” took its first step towards becoming law when it was approved by a key state legistative committee on Tuesday night. SB 1611, one of two immigration bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, squeaked by with a 7-6 vote. It will now go up to the full state Senate for vote.


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Arizona Laws
Arizona’s Controversial Laws: A Crash Course
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/15/2011 - 18:05

Arizona lawmakers are continuing their push this week to deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Senator Ron Gould (R-AZ) recently called off the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee because he believed the bill would have been defeated, but more receptive legislators are expected to again take up the agenda this week. The goal is to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider whether the 14th Amendment truly guarantees citizenship to such children.


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Arizona
Arizona Counter-Sues Over SB 1070, Seeks Help From Government for "Invasion"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2011 - 16:30

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced yesterday that the state of Arizona was going to sue the federal government for failing to protect the border.


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Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition
Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition in Arizona
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/01/2011 - 16:45

A push by Arizona lawmakers to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants has spawned two separate efforts to oust the architect of the proposed legislation from office.


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Minute Man Murder update
Trial of Female Minuteman Accused of Murdering Latina Child Begins in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2011 - 15:46

Little Brisenia Flores' last words to her attackers were: "Why did you shoot my mom?" Her mother, Gina Gonzalez, actually managed to survive being shot three times by intruders posing as law-enforcement officials by playing dead in the hopes of saving her child but Shawna Forde and her accomplices murdered the 9-year-old girl anyway, just as they had killed her father Raul Flores moments before


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First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34

At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.


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WATCH: Daniel Hernandez Receives Standing Ovation at Tucson Memorial Service
WATCH: Daniel Hernandez Receives Standing Ovation at Tucson Memorial Service
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2011 - 08:30

At the memorial last night for the shooting victims and survivors of the horrific shooting in Tucson, the intern credited with saving the life of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Daniel Hernandez, earned a standing ovation for his passionate speech. Telling the crowd that he must "humbly reject the title of hero," a clearly overwhelmed and emotional Hernandez gave a short but touching speech about reserving that title for public servants and those who have dedicated their lives to helping others.


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AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva: "Politics in Arizona Fueled by Hate"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2011 - 16:30

Rep. Raul Grijlalva (D-AZ) talked Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! yesterday about the recent senseless shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He knew Giffords well and worked with her both in their home state and on Capitol Hill.


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Arizona Shooting
Local AZ Latino Community Reacts to Shooting Rampage
By Latina Staff | 01/10/2011 - 18:00

The Latino community in Arizona, like most Americans throughout the nation, were stunned by the weekend shooting spree in Tucson that killed six and wounded 14 others, including US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Democratic congresswoman was hit in the head during a Congress on Your Corner events over the weekend where Tucsonans had gathered to chat with her. Constituents say she has always been accessible.


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