Do Latinas Dress More Provocatively than Other Women?
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2010 - 17:15

We've been noticing a startling trend lately and we don't like it one bit. It started back over the summer when Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from her job at Citibank for being "too distracting" to her male coworkers. Lorenzana insisted that her clothing choices were always in keeping with company standards: "Never did I ever show cleavage," the single mom claimed.


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State Workers In Utah Fired Over Leaking Immigrant Information
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.


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Watch: 3 Reasons Governor Jan Brewer is Wrong to Claim Most Immigrants are "Drug Mules"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00

Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the same claims. This past weekend, when asked by a local reporter to clarify her argument, she said, "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules.


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AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Wants "Tent Cities" for Undocumented Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2010 - 14:00

Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.


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Arizona Pushing for Legislation to Deny Babies Citizenship
By Mariela Rosario | 06/15/2010 - 10:00

A few months ago, we told you about a U.S. rep from San Diego who supported a ban that would keep natural-born U.S. children from receiving citizenship if their parents were undocumented. We figured this idea wouldn't, or couldn't, go very far considering the fact that the fourteenth amendment of the constitution protects that basic right for all citizens born on U.S. soil, but it looks like the push is gaining momentum in some political circles.


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Thousands Gather to Protest SB 1070 in Phoenix, AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2010 - 14:26

This past weekend, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to voice their opposition to the recently passed SB 1070 which many say has legalized racial profiling.


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Is Dora the Explorer an Illegal Immigrant?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30

An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.

Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.


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Crazy Stuff Racists Say: Special Jan Brewer Edition
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:45

What can we say about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? We must admit, we had no idea who she was until she upped and signed that crazy new immigration law into effect in Arizona. But since that fateful day a few weeks ago, it seems like there is no escaping her, or her insistence on passing insane laws that demonize Latinos in a state where 30+% of the population is Hispanic.


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Pitbull Cancels Phoenix, AZ Stop of 'Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval' Tour
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 10:26

Pitbull announced yesterday via his Twitter and his website, www.PlanetPit.com, that he was canceling  the May 31 date of his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour in Phoenix, AZ to protest the recent passing of the state's polarizing SB1070 legislation.

"I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31. How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them?" he asked. "It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4."


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Watch: Shakira Advocates for Immigrants in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2010 - 10:08

Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."


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