August 3, 2011 -
New America Media Editor's Note: The battle over immigration is now being waged at the state level. Since Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 went into effect one year ago, five states -- Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah -- have passed similar laws.
July 11, 2011 -
With the proceeds from the sale of his parents' home in India, loans from aunts and uncles, and the money he'd saved while working as a welder in the Middle East, Aby K. Raju was able to scrape together the $20,000 the job recruiter wanted from him in exchange for a job in the United States and a green card.
July 5, 2011 -
It was reading Malcolm X that convinced Chokwe Lumumba to go to law school. Malcolm X had wanted to be a lawyer, but his teachers discouraged him. As an undergraduate student at Kalamazoo College in Michigan in the late 1960s, Lumumba decided to be the lawyer that Malcolm X might have been.
November 4, 2010 -
By Elena Shore, New America MediaLatino voters may have saved the Senate for the Democrats, even as
Latino candidates gained a record number of congressional seats on the Republican ticket.Political observers say these seemingly contradictory outcomes make one thing clear: Latinos - as candidates and
as voters - played a decisive role in Tuesday's election.