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 Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 11:00
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund or MALDEF is planning a huge concert this fall to help build awareness around it's educational campaign to spread truth about immigration in America.
By Nicola Paracchini | 07/15/2010 - 16:00
A list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 Utah residents, who an anonymous group claims are undocumented immigrants, has been released to law enforcement, state agencies and media outlets, igniting fear among the state's Latino community.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2010 - 14:00
Yesterday, the United States Justice Department officially filed suit against the state of Arizona, charging that the new laws conflict with federal immigration enforcement efforts. S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in April and set to go into effect on July 29, gives police the power to stop anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is an undocumented immigrant.
By Alice Taranto | 07/06/2010 - 12:56
The imminent enforcement of the SB 1070 legislation that was passed a few months ago in Arizona has Latinos mobilizing all over the country. Now the community is responding in a big way with the Voces Unidas por America Concert being held on Saturday, July 17.
By Alice Taranto | 07/02/2010 - 11:40
Yesterday President Obama made the first major speech of his presidency regarding the immigration issue currently facing the country.
Before a select crowd at American University in Washington, D.C., the president endorsed the notion that what makes the country great are the individual cultures and customs that create one unified America. To deny the importance of immigrants in this country is to deny the American promise of opportunity.
By Angie Romero | 07/02/2010 - 10:05
We reported that Miami rapper Pitbull canceled his Phoenix concert date in June during “Mr. Worldwide’s Carnaval,” his first-ever US tour, as a way to protest Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070. We recently caught up with Mr. 305 himself and asked him why he felt the need to take this stance, and how he handled some of the criticism that followed.
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.