Report Reveals Numbers of Undocumented Immigrants Down Significantly
Report Reveals Numbers of Undocumented Immigrants Down Significantly
By Latina Staff | 09/02/2010 - 11:55

A new report released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows the annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States is down sharply. The number was nearly two-thirds smaller from the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates.


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DREAM Act Protesters Facing Trial in October
DREAM Act Protester Facing Trial in October
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 12:15

Myrna Orosco knew she was facing possible jail time and even deportation when she protested in front of Senator McCain's office on July 20th, 2010 in support of the DREAM act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729 was actually co-sponsored by Sen. McCain in the past, but fell short of the necessary votes in Congress to be considered for legislation. It was re-introduced in both in March of 2009, and since then thousands of students across the country have been waiting to find out their fate.


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Hate Crimes against Latinos Steadily on the Rise
Hate Crimes against Latinos Steadily on the Rise
By Latina Staff | 08/27/2010 - 17:00

Violent attacks on Latinos in Baltimore, MD, have occured three weekends in a row, including the latest where, police say, the suspect is a 13-year-old girl who shot two men after they refused her when she tried to rob them. One of those men died, as did Martin Reyez, 51, who was beaten to death with a two-by-two wooden plank last Friday.


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No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 12:15

Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.


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Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).


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Obama Signs $600 Million Border Security Bill
Obama Signs $600 Million Border Security Bill
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2010 - 10:00

President Barack Obama signed a $600 million border security bill into law last week in hopes of moving the immigration reform debate forward. For years, conservatives and Republicans have argued that a discussion about reforming the current immigration system is not valid until more has been done to reinforce and protect our borders. The border security bill aims to do just that.


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Celebrate Latino Heritage through Music and Advocacy
Celebrate Latino Heritage through Music and Advocacy
By Grace Bastidas | 08/13/2010 - 08:00

Listen up! The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has joined forces with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC) to organize a series of concerts in California that not only honor Latino culture but also spread awareness about the need for immigration reform. That’s something we can get behind.

So mark your calendars:


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Republicans Pushing to Change 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2010 - 08:00

Republicans have renewed the call to revise the 14th amendment of the constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.


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SB 1070: What To Do If Police Pull You Over
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2010 - 09:00

Although many of the most offensive sections of the proposed new SB 1070 legislation were blocked from going into effect last Thursday, July 29th, some local Arizona authorities are taking the law into their own hands.


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Watch: Lady Gaga Slams SB 1070 at Arizona Concert
By Mariela Rosario | 08/02/2010 - 13:30

Although Lady Gaga did not join the long list of artists recruited by Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike in boycotting her performances scheduled for Arizona, the eccentric pop star took a moment to speak out against SB 1070 while performing in Phoenix over the weekend.


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