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 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.
Check out the video below:
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 | 07/27/2010 - 16:00
Arizona's SB 1070 is set to go into effect this Thursday, July 29, and the lead-up to D-day has elicited a variety of reactions from Latin America leaders. Many countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Paraguay, have filed motions against the law.
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 | 07/23/2010 - 09:20
Last week, a list of alleged "undocumented immigrants" was sent to multiple media outlets and law enforcement officials with a note attached demanding that all of the people named be deported from the U.S.
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 Grace Bastidas | 07/21/2010 - 15:15
It’s been almost 10 years since Rage Against the Machine disbanded, silencing one of the most political hard rock groups ever to step on stage. But that doesn't mean that vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk are averse to reuniting for a good cause.
By Nicola Paracchini | 07/21/2010 - 14:00