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Entries by Janell Ross from 06/2012

Mexico Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan Says U.S. Guns Fuel Violence, Denies Mexico Is Infringing Upon Gun Rights

Posted 06.01.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

Florida Voter Purge Will Continue, Defying Federal Warning

Posted 06.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Florida will defy a federal warning to stop purging people the state suspects aren't U.S. citizens from voter registration rolls. Despite a Justic...

Deportation-Separated Parents And Children Need Executive Order To Allow Reunion, Coalition Says

Posted 06.06.2012 | Latino Voices

For the second time in as many weeks, a Latino advocacy organization has called on President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to bring some me...

Florida Voter Purge Defiance Sets Up Legal Fight With U.S.

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Florida election officials responded late Wednesday to a Department of Justice warning to quit purging suspected non-citizens from state voter rolls w...

Rick Scott: Florida Suing Federal Government Over Voter Purge

Posted 06.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Two weeks after Florida defied a U.S. Department of Justice order to stop trying to purge as many as 182,000 people it suspects are non-citizens from ...

Florida Voter Purge: U.S. Lawsuit Against Florida Attacks Process, Not Principle

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Experienced canvassers know that to register voters in South Florida, bottled water is as essential as voter registration forms. But this year, as Nat...

Jose Antonio Vargas, Left Out Of Obama's Major Immigration-Policy Shift, But Happy

Posted 06.18.2012 | Latino Voices

On Friday, when President Barack Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the administration will protect a...

Deported Parents Lose Custody Of Kids Left Behind In U.S.

Posted 06.19.2012 | Latino Voices

On Aug. 10, a traveling judge will take the bench in an Alleghany County, N.C. courtroom and, before the day is over, decide the fate of three childre...

Two Books, Many Marco Rubios As Mitt Romney Confirms Vice Presidential Vetting

Posted 06.19.2012 | Latino Voices

As news that Marco Rubio may be a serious contender for Mitt Romney's GOP running mate emerged Tuesday, so too did a pair of books detailing Rubio’s...

Obama Immigration, Gay Marriage 'Evolution' Shifts Voter Opinion, Galvanizes Base

Posted 06.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Between delivering steaming platters of enchiladas and clearing away the remains, Evelyn Rivera often overhears conversations in the Orlando, Fla.-are...

After SB 1070 Decision, Both Sides Arm For Continued Legal Battle

Posted 06.28.2012 | Latino Voices

In the hours after the Supreme Court struck down portions of Arizona's SB1070 but left the measure's so called "show me your papers provision" standin...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act, A Boon To Minority Health In The U.S.

Posted 06.28.2012 | Latino Voices

In a largely unexpected turn, the U.S. Supreme Court declared nearly the entire Affordable Care Act a constitutional and fully legal shift in the Amer...