Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Potential Latino Voters Could Create New Swing States

A new study by the Center for American Progress found there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible, Latino adults in the United States. Experts agree that these numbers are crucial in shaping the results of the 2012 Presidential election and that consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue. “If just a […]

Civil Rights Groups Renew Fight Against Arizona Immigration Law

Several civil rights groups are continuing the fight against Arizona’s tough immigration law by filing new requests to block the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the […]

Supreme Court’s Decision on Arizona’s SB 1070 Will Influence Other States

States across the country are waiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law before implementing their own anti-immigrant measures. “We’re getting our national network ready to run with the ball, and saturate state legislatures with versions of the law,” says William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration. “We believe we can […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the Arizona Immigration Law case today to decide the constitutionality of this law and to bring light to the potential need for restructuration of the nation’s immigration system. “This decision will make very clear what the law is when it comes to immigration,” says SEIU […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why Rubio won’t help GOP get Latino vote”

Repeat after me, GOP: “Marco Rubio will not be our savior with Latinos in the 2012 election.” It has nothing to do with whether the U.S. senator from Florida lied about the year his parents came to the United States, though let’s pause on that for a moment anyway: It should be fully explored, as […]

Bipartisan Coalition in Arizona wants to Remove Sponsor of SB 1070

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce of Mesa, who became a household name last year for his role in sponsoring the controversial anti-immigrant SB1070 and supports denying citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants, is now the target of a recall by two different community groups. On Monday, Citizens for a Better Arizona organized, in part, by […]

California Tea Partier Proposes Tough Immigration Law Similar to SB 1070

A conservative activist and Tea Party member in California has proposed that the state legislature adopt an anti-immigration law similar to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. Michael Erickson, of San Francisco, proposed the law titled “Support Federal Immigration Law Act,” according to California Secretary of State Debra Brown (D), who on Tuesday, authorized the petition drive […]

Protests Across the Country Mark AZ Law’s First Day

From the Brooklyn Bridge to Wilshire Boulevard, people angry over Arizona’s anti-immigration law that went into effect today are taking to the streets. While yesterday’s ruling by Judge Bolton placed an injunction against some of the more controversial aspects of SB 1070, the remaining sections officially become law became law at midnight. Immigration advocates from […]