Pregnant
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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Mana
Maná Urges Latinos in the United States to Fight Back Against Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 11:15

During a recent sold-out concert, Mexican rock group Maná spread pro-immigrant and pro-environment messages to its fans, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports.  “Never forget your roots…we have to keep fighting those lousy damn racists,” lead singer Fernando “Fher” Olvera told the crowd of about 10,000 people.


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Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
By Fox News Latino | 07/05/2011 - 11:31

A new law targeting undocumented immigrants has gone into effect in Georgia, though some of the most controversial parts are on hold after a federal judge blocked them pending further review of the measure's constitutionality.

At the moment, the law is going into the effect amid a lot of confusion.

State Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, said she's gotten a lot of calls from constituents—including landscapers, roofers and farmers—who have questions about the new law.


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Georgia
Georgia Judge Hears Arguments on Immigration Debate
By Fox News Latino | 06/21/2011 - 10:00

Two sides of a closely watched immigration debate in Georgia were presented on Monday to a federal judge, who said he would not make an immediate ruling.

Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Immigration Laws in Arizona, Georgia

The judge, Thomas Thrash, heard arguments on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.


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John McCain
John McCain Blames Arizona Wildfires on Undocumented Immigrants
By Fox News Latino | 06/20/2011 - 13:15

Senator John McCain created a firestorm over the weekend when he blamed the out-of-control wildfires in Arizona on undocumented immigrants.

When asked how to explain and fix the wildfires, McCain injected the polarizing issue of immigration into the wildfire crisis.

"We are concerned about, particularly areas down on the border, where there is substantial evidence that some of these fires were caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," he said a press conference over the weekend.


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Georgia Governor Suggests Farmers Hire Ex-Cons Instead of Immigrants
Georgia Governor Suggests Farmers Hire Ex-Cons Instead of Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2011 - 14:33

After local farmers in Georgia complained of the effect the harsh crackdown on immigration was having on their business, Governor Nathan Deal offered a controversial solution: Hire people on probation to work the fields instead of undocumented immigrants.

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law


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Newark Racial Profiling in Airport
TSA Report: Newark Officers Racially Profiled Latinos
By Adriana Rivera | 06/16/2011 - 09:00

Latinos are being targeted by the TSA and other airport security at Newark Liberty International Airport.

According to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper, a recent TSA report stated, “Mexican and Dominican passengers were singled out for scrutiny of their travel documents as an easy way to drive up the number of referrals by Newark's (behavior detection officer) unit so that it would appear productive.”


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Music News: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Immigration Laws in Arizona, Georgia
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18

On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.


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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37

In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.  

Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.


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