By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2010 - 16:30
We caught up with Michelle Rodriguez on the red carpet of the New York International Latino Film Festival for the premiere of her new film Tropico de Sangre. Rodriguez stars in the film as Minerva Mirabal, one of the inspiring Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic who dared to defy the ruthless dictator Rafael Trujillo—which eventually lead to their assassination in a sugar field.
By Alice Taranto | 07/29/2010 - 17:00
Because you've kept up with our coverage of Arizona's SB 1070, we know you're aware that today is the big day: The controversial immigration law that essentially allows state law enforcement to target potential undocumented immigrants went into effect officially at 12:01am.
By Janel Martinez | 07/29/2010 - 08:00
For more than a year, senior researcher Dr. Walter Ewing and research associate Seth Hoy analyzed and compiled data on every state in the US to track the powerful impact immigrants have on this country. The result: A recent study released by the Immigration Policy Center that highlights both the political and economic power that immigrants—specifically Latinos and Asians—have in the United States.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 18:00
Last night, we caught up with the ever-dapper Wilmer Valderrama for a few moments on the red carpet for the premiere of his new film The Dry Land (costarring America Ferrera) at the New York International Latino Film Festival. Like a lot of Latinos, Valderrama had the situation in Arizona on his mind. We asked the actor why he feels it is important to speak out and oppose SB 1070 and caught his answer on film.
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By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 14:50
District Judge Susan Bolton has issued an injunction blocking key parts of Arizona's SB 1070 from going into effect tomorrow, amid a mass exodus of Latinos from the state.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2010 - 13:30
Taboo, of the Black Eyed Peas has recorded a song protesting Arizona's SB 1070 bill, scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, July 29th. He starts off the single, entitled "One Heart, One Beat" by spelling out the motivation behind the recording. "It takes one person to stand up for what he believes in," says Taboo. "I believe there’s been an injustice in Arizona.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/26/2010 - 16:13
The lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice challenging Arizona's new immigration laws SB 1070 is finally getting it's day in court. The first hearing was held last Thursday, just a week before the new laws are set to go into effect.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2010 - 16:00
There is just one week left before Arizona's new immigration laws, SB 1070, take effect on July 29th. Since the laws passage in April, the state has seen an exodus of Hispanic citizens, with schools reporting unusual drops in enrollment.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2010 - 14:00
Yesterday, the United States Justice Department officially filed suit against the state of Arizona, charging that the new laws conflict with federal immigration enforcement efforts. S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in April and set to go into effect on July 29, gives police the power to stop anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is an undocumented immigrant.