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January 2012 Archives

East Haven Mayor Thinks Eating Tacos Equals Reaching Out to Latinos; RI4A Delivers 500 of Them

East Haven Mayor Thinks Eating Tacos Equals Reaching Out to Latinos; RI4A Delivers 500 of Them

They’re calling it Taco-Gate. Here’s the story: on Tuesday, the FBI arrested four East Haven Police Department officers and charged them with conspiracy, false arrest, excessive force, and obstruction of justice. Over many years, it seems, these officers have been abusing minorities, especially Hispanics, and then trying to cover it up. According to. continue reading »

Mexican Fathers and Deported Grandmothers- Romney’s Effort to Gain Latino Vote

Mexican Fathers and Deported Grandmothers- Romney’s Effort to Gain Latino Vote

Maybe someone told Mitt Romney he’d have to make a serious effort to attract Latino voters, especially on the eve of the Republican primary in Florida. Whatever the cause, the former Massachusetts governor, who has some of the mos continue reading »

LULAC Reflects On President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

LULAC Reflects On President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

In President Obama's third State of the Union address, the President outlined specific policy priorities for his Administration in order to make "an economy that's built to last." In last night's State of the Union Address, President Obama directly addressed the nation and put forth his plan for bolstering continue reading »

Border Patrol to Roll Out New “Get Tough” Policy on Unauthorized Immigrants

Border Patrol to Roll Out New “Get Tough” Policy on Unauthorized Immigrants

This month, the U.S. Border Patrol is set to end the practice of sending unauthorized Mexican immigrants back to Mexico without any sort of punishment. As reported by the Associated Press continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Death  of Wilmar Villar in Cuba

IACHR Condemns Death of Wilmar Villar in Cuba

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regrets and condemns the death of Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar, who died after a hunger strike. The IACHR expresses its condolences and solidarity with his next of kin. continue reading »

Over Two Years in ICE Limbo- Help keep this Family Together

Over Two Years in ICE Limbo- Help keep this Family Together

One of the most common misconceptions we Americans think is that once an immigrant and a US citizen marry the immigrant gets his green card. I'm here to say that is 100% false. You have to hire a lawyer to file these confusing litigation papers. You have to sit back and put all your hope in the hands of people that you don't know and wait. I'm Melissa Rodas a United States Citizen. continue reading »

Georgia Ad Campaign Bullies Obese Kids

Georgia Ad Campaign Bullies Obese Kids

A new advertising campaign in Georgia is warning children of the social and health problems that can be related to obesity—by scaring and threatening them. The ads, by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, feature children posing with slogans like: “It’s hard to be a little girl if you’re not.” and “Big bones didn’t make me this way. Big meals did.” continue reading »

Be LIBRE  (Video)

Be LIBRE (Video)

Many of us decided to immigrate to the United States in search of a dream—the dream of rising and attaining a better life. This courageous and difficult decision was rewarded (and our nation was made stronger), but in the past few years, things have trended away from pro-liberty policies. continue reading »

Republican Business & Professional Women Group  Invite Notorious Immigrant Hater to Speak

Republican Business & Professional Women Group Invite Notorious Immigrant Hater to Speak

I was utterly dismayed to learn that the Republican Business & Professional Women has invited Nebraska’s most notorious immigrant hater, Susan Smith, to speak at your dinner meeting on January 16, 2012. Susan Smith is the leader continue reading »

Fox’s Habit Of Providing Cover For Sheriff Arpaio Continues

Fox’s Habit Of Providing Cover For Sheriff Arpaio Continues

Fox, it seems, has now become the go-to network for controversial Arizona sheriffs. Last week, Fox News' Megyn Kelly hosted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to address allegations that his office routinely violates civil rights laws. At the end of her show, Arpaio thumbed his nose at critics and announced on air that he was running for reelection. continue reading »

‘I won, cabrones!’: Make way for the @MexicanMitt (VIDEO)

‘I won, cabrones!’: Make way for the @MexicanMitt (VIDEO)

First it was @ElBloombito, now it’s @MexicanMitt. AJUA! The Twitter meme has been gaining followers since it launched last night, featuring an image of a sombrero-wearing Mitt Romney and promising updates from “Most Mexican Man in The World!© Follow me as I run for Presidente of the United Estates! Ajua!” continue reading »

ICE ‘Absurd’ for Making S-Comm Mandatory

ICE ‘Absurd’ for Making S-Comm Mandatory

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the option to exit the controversial Secure Communities program will be "eliminated" and the program will become mandatory for 2013. Under the program, local police are required to share the fingerprints of all arrestees with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

“A Republican Probably Can’t Win Without About 40 percent, Minimum, of the Hispanic And Latino V

“A Republican Probably Can’t Win Without About 40 percent, Minimum, of the Hispanic And Latino V

"A Republican probably can't win without about 40 percent, minimum, of the Hispanic and Latino vote." You've heard that many times from America's Voice. Now, it's coming from a leading political pundit, Larry Sabato: continue reading »

Report: Why Do Elephants Put their Heads in the Sand?

Report: Why Do Elephants Put their Heads in the Sand?

The Republican Party’s stance on immigration—and what it means for its candidates’ ability to compete for Latino voters—is shaping up as one of the major storylines this election cycle. continue reading »

Romney the DREAM Killer - By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

Romney the DREAM Killer - By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

Former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has vowed to veto the DREAM Act if he’s elected president. “The question is, if I were elected and Congress were to pass the DREAM Act, would I veto it, and the answer is yes," Romney told a group of voters in Le Mars, Iowa, during a campaign stop on Saturday. "For those that come here illegally, the idea of giving them in-state tuition credits or other special benefits, I find to be contrary to the idea of a nation of laws." continue reading »