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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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.


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Daniel Hernandez
Hero Intern Daniel Hernandez: "Politics has Become Disruptive"
By Fox News Latino | 01/10/2011 - 17:00

In an interview with Fox News Latino, Daniel Hernández, the 20-year-old intern who saved  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life, opened up about Saturday's tragic shooting and how he kept his wits about him.

“My main goal was to try to make sure the congresswoman and everyone was ok," the University of Arizona junior said. "When I saw injured people I tried to tend to them as good as I could, until emergency personnel arrived.”


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Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/03/2011 - 17:00

A new Arizona law banning ethnic studies courses in public schools went into effect on January 1st and it’s already wreaking havoc. The Tucson Unified School District currently stands to lose $15 million in funding for refusing to shut down its controversial classes.


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Jeb Bush Opposes Ariszona's SB 1070 Law
Jeb Bush Opposes Arizona's SB 1070 Law
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 08:39

Jeb Bush—former President George W. Bush's younger brother and member of one of the most esteemed Republican families in the country—announced his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070 laws over the weekend.

At the National League of Cities convention in Denver, Colorado, he explained that doesn't believe racial profiling is an affective way to determine citizenship and pointed out that his half-Latino children (he is married to a Mexican woman) could be suspects.


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