The number of Latino voters will rise by 25 percent in the 2012 election, to 12.6 million, compared to 2008, and they'll hold the key votes in more states than ever before.
Protesters also urged customers to join a boycott of all Mi Pueblo stores to protest the company's announcement that it was cooperating with the government's online E-Verify program.
It has happened again in Southwest Detroit, home to Michigan's largest Latino community.
Belatedly, it seemed to be dawning on the Republican Party that their obstructionism on immigration reform.
The notoriously racist Tea Party darling likes to call himself "the toughest sheriff in the country," but it seems he is afraid to openly debate his main opponent.
Mexican supermarket (mercado) workers, supporters and union organizers marched through the Latino immigrant community on San Jose's East Side.
At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.
Arizona can now start enforcing the "show me your papers" provision of the contentious anti-immigrant state law known as SB1070.
As California's legislative session races to the finish line this week, bills to ease restrictions on the state's undocumented immigrants are making headlines.
On Aug. 15, Navy Pier here transformed into New York's Ellis Island - instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, it was the Chicago skyline.