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Entries by Janell Ross from 05/2012

NM Electronic Voter Registration Drive Tests Power Of Technology Against Voter ID Policies

Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices

As both the Republican and Democratic parties clamor to claim a larger share of the Latino electorate this year, electronic voter registration has eme...

Cinco De Mayo 2012: Why Politicians Swarm Hispanic Festivals And Latino Community Events

Posted 05.05.2012 | Latino Voices

With the intersection of Cinco de Mayo and an election year in which Latino voters are likely to play a definitive role, President Barack Obama’s qu...

Whistleblower Workers Face Deportation Despite Obama Administration Policy

Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices

In September 2008, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav ravaged cities along the Texas coast. Ambitious contractors and those just eager to help went looking for...

Prepaid Calling Cards Take Billions From Mostly Immigrant Consumers In Often Undisclosed Fees

Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In the 30 years that Mary Meza has lived in the United States, she's developed at least two routines. Every week or so she buys a prepaid calling card...

'The Life Of Julia' And The Real Life Of Magali Sanchez Show Top Latino Voter Concerns

Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

When she was 12, Magali Sanchez's parents divorced. Her mother, unable to find work in Mexico that would feed the family, made a desperate decision. ...

Josue Diaz: Workplace Whistleblower Gets Temporary Deportation Reprieve

Posted 05.10.2012 | Latino Voices
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A Louisiana immigration court rebuffed the government’s efforts this week to deport an undocumented immigrant who came to the attention of authoriti...

Latino Births Deliver New Political Power And Battles In Texas

Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices

In the 1940s, when Monica Cruz's grandfather tried to register to vote, officials in Los Fresnos, the small South Texas town where he lived, demanded ...

Joe Arpaio Unbowed By U.S. Lawsuit Leads Arizona Sheriff Race

Posted 05.16.2012 | Latino Voices

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 79, will vie for reelection in November. The five-term Phoenix-area sheriff appears to remain the frontrunner, unf...

Latino Voters Likely To Bear Brunt Of Florida's Voter Rolls Purge

Posted 05.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Less than two months after a Florida effort to identify and purge ineligible voters from the state's rolls began, opponents say it seems likely to dis...

Votantes latinos posible blanco de purga electoral en Florida

Posted 05.19.2012 | Voces

Menos de dos meses después de un esfuerzo por parte de Florida por identificar y purgar a los votantes ilegibles del padrón electoral del estado, op...

Pese a demanda, Joe Arpaio no desiste de plan para reelección

Posted 05.21.2012 | Voces

El alguacil del condado de Maricopa, Joe Arpaio de 79 años competirá para ser reelegido en el mes de noviembre. Al alguacil que ha sido reelegido 5 ...

Latino Voter Poll Draws Attention But May Distort Reality

Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices

When David Valladolid visits with parent groups in California, sits in on school board meetings in Minnesota or meets with the staff running his organ...

Number Of Latino Registered Voters Doubles In North Carolina Creating Potential Long-Term Swing State

Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The number of registered Latino voters living in North Carolina has doubled in the last four years, likely cementing North Carolina’s status as a sw...

Marco Rubio: Vice President Savior Or Damaged Dreamer?

Posted 05.26.2012 | Latino Voices

In 2010, Marco Rubio was a rising star in Florida politics. At age 39, he was already a former speaker of the Florida House and working hard to defeat...

Voter Purge, Minority Voting Rights Flashpoints Of New Showdown In Florida

Posted 05.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Florida officials made it clear Friday that the state will continue to purge as many as 182,000 suspected noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls -...

America Ferrera's Message To Latino Voters: 'Don't Let Anyone Scare You'

Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices

In 1994, America Ferrera was 9-years-old and living with her family in Los Angles when her mother took her aside for a conversation adults who are not...