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Former Univision Exec Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Former Employer
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 09:59

A lawsuit against Univision claims that a (now-deceased) CEO ridiculed a Latino executive's accent, complained about her age, paid her less than other senior-level executives and then fired her in 2008 without a work-related cause, reports the Huffington Post.


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Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law Stand
By Fox News Latino | 09/29/2011 - 16:00

A federal judge refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law on Wednesday, which some call the nation's toughest, including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, wrote in her 115-page opinion that some parts of the law are in conflict with federal statutes, but others aren't.


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Immigrant Woman Forced to Give Birth While Shackled
By Latino Voices | 09/21/2011 - 14:15

"When I was in bed, I was begging the sheriff, 'Please let me free— at least one hand,' and he said, no, he didn't want to," Juana Villegas said in an interview with a local Nashville television station. She was describing the experience of being shackled to her hospital bed as she went into labor. Villegas gave birth in the sheriff's custody, after she was stopped by local police while driving without a valid license.


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Women's Healthcare
Our Reproductive Health Under Attack: How a New Bill Would Affect Latinas
By Grace Bastidas | 03/10/2011 - 18:11

Politicians have been waging a war against women across the country, pushing an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood and other free or low-cost clinics vital for our reproductive health. The amendment has already made it past the House of Representatives and could go even further if U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who introduced the amendment, has his way. We talked to Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, deputy director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), to find out how this would impact us directly.


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Apple's 5 Most Racist iPhone Applications
Apple's 5 Most Racist iPhone Applications
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/04/2011 - 15:00

Sometimes it feels like Apple approves its apps in an utterly random way. Example: Apple once rejected an app by a prize-winning political cartoonist on the basis that it “ridiculed public officials,” yet approved Baby Shaker, in which users shook their iPhones until a digital baby died (it was pulled after complaints). So maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised by all the racist apps Apple has given the green light too.

Check out our list of five of the worst offenders.

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Murderers of Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 17:49

The young men convicted of murdering Luis Ramirez by ruthlessly beating him in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on July 12, 2008 were finally sentenced today, more than two years after the fatal beating.


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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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State Legislators Announce Attack on Birthright Citizenship
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 12:35

The new congress just began, but already the Republican-held House of Representatives is attacking the constitutional rights of immigrants. A group calling themselves State Legislators for Legal Migration held a press conference to talk up a new initiative to take birthright citizenship away from children born on U.S. soil to undocumented immigrants.


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New New Report on Immigrant Workers Reveals Rampant Workplace Abuse
New Report on Immigrant Workers Reveals Rampant Workplace Abuse
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2011 - 15:35

That grilled chicken salad that you ate for lunch? There’s a good chance that everything in it, from the tomatoes to the lettuce to the bird itself was picked or processed by a Latina. Some 640,000 women (mostly Latinas) perform farm work and another estimated 63,000 work in poultry farms and processing centers.


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