Posts tagged "Obama Administration"

Arizona immigration law sparks national outcry

Image by Lalo Alcaraz. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer just signed a state law that will give police a license to racially profile. The law requires police to question people if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the United States “illegally.” If they can’t produce proof, then they could be arrested. As a Mexican-American, watching this... Read more »

From an Arizona law to a Long Island hate crime, immigrants are under attack

From the East Coast to the Southwest there is disturbing news impacting Latinos and immigrants. On Monday, a jury convicted a young man of manslaughter – not murder – in the beating death of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero. This is hardly justice for such a heinous hate crime where Jeffrey Conroy and a group of... Read more »

Should Mexico decriminalize drugs?

Most of the headlines out of Mexico recently have been about the swine flu. But there’s one issue that has gone under the radar that should be of great interest to the United States – Mexico may legalize some drugs. Mexican President Felipe Calderon The Mexican Congress has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts... Read more »