Monthly Archives: June 2010

DC Latino leadership taking baby steps supporting immigration reform

LatinaLista — Finally, there’s some movement in DC regarding the immigration issue. I’m not talking about the President’s much anticipated speech, that word has it will contain nothing more than stressing accountability and clarifying what side of the wall he stands. Nor am I talking about any progress, or more like lack of it, in

Puerto Rico: Media fights for the right to preserve Freedom of the Press

By Natalia A. Bonilla-Berrios LatinaLista  SAN JUAN — More than ten media outlets and organizations have pledged to defend their constitutional right to freedom of the press after the unprecedented closure for two days of the Senate floor to reporters and the general public. Newspapers such as El Nuevo Dia, Primera Hora, Vocero and organizations

ACLU launches multimedia Arizona travel alert campaign

LatinaLista — Unfortunately, travel alerts have become all too common when it comes to traveling outside the United States. But inside the country? For immigrant and Latino travelers who just have to see the Grand Canyon or visit a spa in Sedona, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 32 of its affiliates across the

New poll shows majority of American public don’t want to see undocumented youth deported

LatinaLista — As much as the proponents of rounding up undocumented immigrants and sending them back across the border hate it, the majority of Americans have made it a point to publicly support one type of undocumented immigrant — the children. Newly released bipartisan poll about the DREAM Act. We have seen that whenever a

Latino organizations unite in pledging to combat high Latina teen pregnancy rates

LatinaLista — The Latina teen pregnancy rate has long been a dismal statistic for the Latino community. In fact, the problem — 52 percent of Latinas get pregnant before the age of 20 — is of such enormous magnitude that it can’t be handled/covered by just one organization or regional community. This is the kind

It’s time for Latino congressional reps to fight for immigration reform like they’ve never fought before

LatinaLista — The Latino blogosphere — yes, it does exist — was all abuzz about the meeting President Obama had today with immigrant activists. According to an AP article: President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by