By Fox News Latino | 06/20/2011 - 13:15
Senator John McCain created a firestorm over the weekend when he blamed the out-of-control wildfires in Arizona on undocumented immigrants.
When asked how to explain and fix the wildfires, McCain injected the polarizing issue of immigration into the wildfire crisis.
"We are concerned about, particularly areas down on the border, where there is substantial evidence that some of these fires were caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," he said a press conference over the weekend.
By Irasema Romero | 05/26/2011 - 15:36
The U.S. Supreme Court supported the state of Arizona in a 2007 law that will now penalize business for hiring undocumented workers, after a 5-3 majority agreed states had the right to take action against illegal immigrants.
“The Arizona regulation does not otherwise conflict with federal law,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts, in court documents released today.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/23/2011 - 16:32
Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced to his state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that an Arizona-style immigration law in Michigan would “encourage a divisive atmosphere.” According to Fox News Latino, Snyder was referring to a bill that is pending in the state legislature that would get police m
By Amaris Castillo | 04/19/2011 - 19:03
Has the legendary Chupacabra (aka that mythical creature known to suck the blood of livestock and first reported in Puerto Rico way back in 1995) scurried its way back into the limelight? According to Darrin Jackson, it has. The Arizona civilian told ABC local affiliate reporters that he noticed something unusual running from a park while he was driving his kids to school.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/15/2011 - 16:00
Over the last year, the situation in Arizona has become dire for many Latinos living in the South Western state. From SB 1070 to the brutal vigilante murder of little Brisenia Flores and her father, there have been so many injustices perpetrated against the Hispanic community.
By Lourdes Medrano | 04/12/2011 - 20:26
Arizona Latinos welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that blocks enforcement of the state’s tough immigration law, but they also say the legal fight is anything but over.
“To us a victory is going to be when SB 1070 is repealed totally out of the books of Arizona,” Salvador Reza, a Phoenix immigrant-rights activist, said of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.