Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Justices Refuse Alabama’s Immigration Law Appeal

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters (Reuters) – The Supreme Court rebuffed the state of Alabama on Monday by deciding not to intervene in a case where federal judges blocked a state law that criminalizes the harboring of illegal immigrants. By refusing to hear Alabama’s appeal of the Obama administration’s lower court victories, the justices steered clear

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

We Still Need the Voting Rights Act to Give Equal Access

By Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, NBCLatino These days, voting is largely uneventful.  You show up at the polls, check in, vote, and get your sticker. Long gone are the days of having to take a literacy test,...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Alabama Voting Rights Challenge Feb. 27

By Associated Press/The Republic The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 27 on efforts by an Alabama county to stop enforcement of part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which opened Southern polling places to millions...

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Wednesday September 26, 2012 The Candidates Face Hispanic Voters (The New York Times): Mitt Romney and President Obama made direct appeals to Latino voters this week, appearing on successive days at a candidate forum sponsored by Univision, the...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Tuesday April 24, 2012 Democrats have work to do to encourage voter turnout (Austin American-Statesman): “Everyone talks about the ‘sleeping giant of the Latino community,’ but the sleeping giant will not wake up on its own. The Republicans know...

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Undocumented And Taxation Without Representation

By Matias Ramos, Other Words Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. I’ll give them some taxation without representation. With apologies to Emma Lazarus, that’s the situation faced by many of...

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Alabama’s HB 56 Attacks The Entire Community

By Justin Cox, American Civil Liberties Union On March 1, the ACLU was in court challenging the constitutionality of both Alabama and Georgia’s discriminatory anti-immigrant laws. Of the five Arizona-inspired laws to pass, only Alabama’s has had...

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

NewsTaco Roundup: Feb. 26 – March 3, 2012

An anti-Latino business, Eva Longoria, Selena, use of the word “undocumented,” the Alamo, Alabama’s immigration law, Mitt Romney, Luis Gutierrez and more made our list of the top stories on NewsTaco this week. We definitely had an...

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Alabama’s Law Backfires, Creating A New Civil Rights Movement

By Eliseo Medina, SEIU Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes...

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Project Sheds Light On People Affected By AL Immigration Law

As part of a project to raise awareness about H.B. 56, Alabama’s anti-immigrant bill, Director Chris Weitz is letting people who have been affected by the law speak for themselves on video.  “Is This Alabama?” is a joint...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Indiana’s Immigration Law Tests Constitution, Foreign Agreements

By Christopher Rangel Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed the Compromise Illegal Immigration Reform bill, SB 590 into law on May 10, 2011. Then, the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center filed a lawsuit to challenge the...

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Alabama’s Immigration Law Threatens Federal, Individual Rights

By Christopher Rangel In June of 20122, Governor Robert J. Bentley signed Alabama’s HB 56, also known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, into law. The first day of August, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint to...

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

NewsTaco Weekly Roundup: Jan. 9-15, 2012

Hi there, this week I wanted to point out that NewsTaco snagged the only exclusive interview with @MexicanMitt, a character mocking the presidential candidate on Twitter. That’s my top pick this week, although we had a bunch...

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Mitt Romney Is Sending Mixed Signals To Latino Voters

Mitt Romney was acting a bit temperamental  yesterday as he sought votes from  Latinos, particularly in Florida. He proudly released a Spanish language video in which his son Craig spoke near accent-less Spanish praising his father and...

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