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The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Mayra Arce even resembles Esperanza, the protagonist in The House on Mango Street, one of the 80-plus books that were part of the Tucson Unified School District's K-12 Mexican-American studies curriculum before the program was dismantled under Arizona House Bill 2281. But Maya isn't the main character of a book. She's the main plaintiff in the lawsuit against Arizona.

Do Republicans Hate Latinos?

Tony_Diaz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Will the GOP stand on the sidelines as Falcon9 and other Arizona Republicans waste millions more in taxpayer money and gut the educational system, all the while offending, alienating and oppressing the largest growing segment of voters in the nation?

Stand With Arizona, Stand for Equality

Aaron Marquez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Aaron Marquez

The Arizona you see on television does not reflect the state I know and love.

Human Rights and Tourism: Why I Will Not Visit the Dominican Republic

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.

While Government Shuts Down, Immigration Reform Steps Up

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

On October 8, I was arrested along with faithful partners, committed organizers, and community leaders in Washington, D.C. We stood together, were handcuffed together, and led away together for one purpose -- to tell Congress to get back to work on compassionate immigration reform.

Scott Walker Warns Lawmakers Against Harsh Immigration Bills

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) flipped on Arizona-style immigration laws on Wednesday, telling reporters he would encourage state lawmakers to leave ...

Top 10 Ways Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wants to Work With Latinos

Tony_Diaz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices

After the results of the presidential election, even far right Republican Sherriff Joe Arpaio, famous for his bullish anti-immigrant stance, says that he wants to work with the Latino community.

Undocumented Protesters Arrested Outside Democratic Convention

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Ten undocumented protesters from Arizona were arrested late Tuesday afternoon outside of the Time Warner Arena in uptown Charlotte, as Democratic Nati...

DREAMers to the RNC

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Busses organized by DREAMers were driven through Alabama and Florida, as they made their way to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, undeniable proof that Republicans have been deaf to the pleas of a sympathetic, politically influential group.

Voters Reject Controversial Lawmaker's Comeback

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Recalled Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce's bid for a comeback was rejected by voters in a Mesa-area district Tuesday night. Businessman Bo...

Representative Lamar Smith and Unauthorized Immigrant Crime

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Immigrants, seem to be much less likely than natives to be convicted of property or violent crimes according to a wealth of studies on the topic. Cities with higher numbers of immigrants and that are closer to the southern border are more peaceful and less crime prone.

John Celock

Arizona Dem Accused Of 'Love' For Controversial Republican | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic Arizona state senator running for Congress who is a frequent critic of state Senate President Russell Pearce (R) is being criticiz...

Two Americans: Two Citizens Face to Face at Each End of the Immigration Debate

Eduardo Barraza | Posted 09.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Barraza

The film seeks to highlight that while two Americans have the same birth rights granted in the U.S. Constitution, the younger one finds herself in a devastating predicament when her undocumented parents are incarcerated.

Janell Ross

Racial Profiling Push Back at NCLR | Janell Ross | Posted 07.09.2012 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Atto...

What Does It Mean To Be An American?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 09.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Vargas

As we celebrate America's Independence Day -- as we explore what it means to be American on the most American of all days -- I also celebrate my independence from the word "illegal."

The Beginning Of The End Of The Anti-Immigrant State Law Movement?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

While the Supreme Court did not outright kill this bill, the anti-immigrant crowd must realize that they have just witnessed the beginning of the end of the state immigration law movement; states cannot draft and enforce their own immigration laws.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Arizona, We Are All "Illegals"

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The video highlights the obscenity in this day an age on our attitudes about the border, and a system that criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon. It penalizes immigrants, locks them up and make a profit.

Supreme Court, Then And Now

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Cathcart

With the Lawrence v. Texas decision, our lives and the law changed forever. No longer were we to be thought of as criminals. And the recognition that the nation's Constitution requires respect for our lives has inspired victory after victory for LGBT students, workers, couples, and parents.

The Real Motivation Behind Arizona's Ugly SB 1070

Keith Rushing | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Keith Rushing

Those of us who support the right of immigrants to live normal lives free of the alienation, ghettoizing and fear that result from xenophobic policies...

Janell Ross

After SB 1070 Decision, Both Sides Arm For Continued Legal Battle | Janell Ross | 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...

Scalia's Harsh Immigration Dissent Draws Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia has never been shy about saying what he thinks and never reluctant to criticize those he disagrees with....

Orly Taitz' Jaw-Dropping Comparisons, Allegations

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz compared herself to Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshall, claimed President Barack Obama could be deported and accused Obama'...

President Obama -- Use Your Pen!

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Just like a week ago when President Obama showed Latino voters that he was serious about keeping his promises, this is the president's chance to show the LGBT community the same thing.

Utah Reflects On Immigration Law After Supreme Court's Arizona Ruling

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

* Utah calls Supreme Court ruling a win * Architect says target was criminals, not soccer moms By Mary Slosson ...

The Aftermath of SB1070

Voto Latino | Posted 08.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

The authors of SB1070 hoped to make the life of a migrant so unpleasant that it would cause a mass self-deportation movement. Instead it has caused the people to become inspired, informed and involved. Not only are we not leaving, were fighting!