Jan Brewer’s #WTF Moment on MSNBC About Immigration

No one is asking for your opinion.

  • Mar 4, 2016
  • 9:15 AM

Jan Brewer’s Lame Explanation as to Why She Still Uses “Illegal Immigrant”

Jan Brewer sure knows how to dig in her heels. But if you follower her logic, she too is an “illegal.” Give it up to the Phoenix New Times for making the connection. Here is the exchange they posted between Brewer and ABC News’ Jim Avila: When asked about why she still uses “illegal immigrant,” […]

  • Apr 24, 2013
  • 11:28 AM

The Most Awkward Twitter Picture of 2013 (So Far)? Jan Brewer & Edward James Olmos

This is awkward. Earlier this morning, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tweeted out the following pic: He also posted it on his Facebook page, where the conversation got heated. For a second, we had to do a double take? Is that Edward James Olmos, the legend himself, sitting next to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? […]

  • Feb 4, 2013
  • 10:00 PM

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Executive Order Denying Young Undocumented IDs and Public Benefits

On the first day when undocumented youth could begin to come out of the shadows due to the deferred action executive order issued by the Obama administration, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued her own executive order that would essentially denying state agencies to deny any undocumented youth applying for deferred action the ability to get […]

  • Aug 15, 2012
  • 9:51 PM

DeSantis’ Hateful Record on Immigration (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has consistently adopted an aggressive and punitive stance against immigrants throughout his political career, including the use of harmful rhetoric and enacting bigoted legislation to the detriment of Florida’s economic well-being.

  • Aug 18, 2023
  • 4:52 PM

Durbin: DHS Inspector General ‘Has Lost His Credibility,’ Should Be Replaced

“Mr. Cuffari has lost his credibility,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) in a floor speech Tuesday, after the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol uncovered evidence linking Cuffari to missing text messages by Secret Service agents on the day of the insurrection.

  • Aug 2, 2022
  • 5:01 PM

White House, Congress Upset by Problematic DHS Inspector General

Patience with Joseph V. Cuffari is growing thin in Congress and at the White House, with sources telling Latino Rebels that the embattled Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has embarrassed the agency, snubbed the White House, and fueled a lack of faith in Congress about his ability to continue in the role.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 6:34 PM

The Legacy of SB1070: The Rise of Arizona’s New Political Order

PHOENIX — The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

The Myth of the 2016 Latino Vote (OPINION)

The continued failure of the community to flex its political muscle election after election is the result of multiple factors.

  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 10:45 AM

Maná Blasts Trump From NYC Stage, Urges Latinos to Vote

It was raw and it was real.

  • Oct 26, 2016
  • 10:26 AM

Five Years Later, SB1070 Was Never Just About Immigration

Phoenix, Arizona. Pale blue sky blushes at sunset. The heat still feels just warm on the skin this time of year. Food trucks serve up some of the best tacos this side of the border. It‘s been five years since SB1070 was signed into law. Governor Jan Brewer and state Senator Russell Pearce are out […]

  • Apr 24, 2015
  • 3:14 PM

Supreme Court to Arizona: You Can’t Block Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers

In a short order, the U.S. Supreme Court today denied Arizona’s last-ditch request to block issuance of driver’s licenses to undocumented students granted deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This lawsuit has been moving through the courts for years. Shortly after DACA was announced in 2012, the administration of outgoing Gov. […]

  • Dec 17, 2014
  • 4:30 PM

Tejano Boots Are Marching… y estas botas votan

Politico recently ran a piece called “Hispanics Won’t Turn Texas Blue.” File it under the category of essays I call “Too Little, Too Soon.” These types of essays have three goals: Convince Latinos that their vote does not matter. Convince Republicans that they are doing better then miserable with Latinos. Dissuade Democrats from doing more to […]

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • 1:07 PM

Olmos Criticizes JLO and the Community Convo Gets Intense

First off, let’s make one thing clear. The headline that Fox News Latino used about comments Edward James Olmos made Jennifer Lopez is a bit misleading: “Edward James Olmos Criticizes Jennifer Lopez, Calls Her Out For Lack Of ‘Latino-ness’.” With that said, the FNL story never mentioned any quote about Olmos saying the word “Latino-ness.” […]

  • May 1, 2014
  • 6:03 PM

The Librotraficante Oppression Detection Kit

California. Proposition 187. Pete Wilson. Arizona. HB2811. Jan Brewer. Texas. HB1938. Giovanni Capriglione. Texas. SB1128. Dan Patrick. The Librotraficante Movement is thrilled to announce that America can erase the last two entries from the above list of oppressive laws attacking our culture. Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick introduced SB1128, and Texas Republican House of Representative […]

  • May 15, 2013
  • 10:15 AM

#LatinoLit Review: State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream

During the past few years, it’s been easy for some to ask: What is the deal with Arizona? Or, more specifically, what is the deal with that sheriff? With banning books — Shakespeare, really? With the racist SB 1070, which requires anyone who might not look right to carry proof of citizenship or legal residency? […]

  • Feb 24, 2013
  • 3:56 PM

VIDEO: “Open Letter to Edward James Olmos” by David A. Romero

Here is a new video posted by spoken word artist David A. Romero with his response to Edward James Olmos’ post-Super Bowl picture with Governor Jan Brewer. It is called “Open Letter to Edward James Olmos.” What do you think? Let us know. Here is the entire piece: Open Letter to Edward James Olmos by […]

  • Feb 18, 2013
  • 1:57 PM

Immigration Activists to Mexican National Team: Don’t Play Next Soccer Game in Arizona

On January 30, the Mexican national soccer team (known as “El Tri”) is scheduled to play Denmark in an international friendly at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. According to Milenio, there is a push by immigration rights supporters to have the team not play in Glendale and choose another U.S. venue outside of […]

  • Jan 16, 2013
  • 11:35 PM

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Romney Says Republican Party Is “Rightful Home” of Hispanic Americans

Today, Mitt Romney's "Hispanderfiesta Radar" was on high alert. With just 50 days left to go until the presidential elections and new poll numbers show that the Romney campaign has done very little to improve his standing among US Latino voters (especially US Latina voters), today was clearly a "Hispanic" day for the campaign. First […]

  • Sep 17, 2012
  • 6:08 PM

MALDEF Writes to Governor Brewer: Don’t Even Think of Implementing SB1070

We knew it would happen sooner than later. Following a ruling by the Supreme Court last Monday—which basically struck down Arizona's controversial SB1070 law immigration, but allowed for the section 2(B) "show me your papers" provision to continue—organizations are beginning to challenge section 2(B), fearing that it will lead to racial profiling. On Wednesday, the […]

  • Jun 30, 2012
  • 7:45 AM

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