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The Border Patrol is looking for more agents, so Univision went to boot camp to film their military-style training and talk to the newbies. Half of the recruits, it turns out, are Latinos.


Do you have anger issues, love guns, and enjoy hate? ICE IS looking for you! [Video by Michelle Wolf.]


The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

Mississippi Mojado: A Mexican immigrant opens a ‘Taco Shop’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2017 Cultura
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He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi. Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.

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Tennis on the US/Mexican border is not all fun and games (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 13, 2017 Cultura
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Swedish sportswear brand Björn Borg orchestrated a tennis match on the US/Mexican border with one player on each side, half the court on Mexican soil and the other half in El Norte. Things didn’t work out exactly like they planned. [Tennis Across Borders by Klaus Thymann.]

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When stopped by La Migra, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! (photo)

by Comic Saenz February 13, 2017 El Now
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[Public domain photo by Customs and U.S. Border Patrol.]

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POCHO History 101: Illegal Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 21, 2016 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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Savage Wild West Adventures of the Border Patrol (1951 toons)

by Memo Nericcio June 29, 2016 Cartoons
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“Heroic” Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or “That’s Not the Migra I Know!” More Tales of Greedy “Mexicans,” “Savage” Native Americans, and “Heroic” Uber Gringos! Pappy’s Golden Age of Comics Blog is at it again — posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, […]

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From Dreams to Trash: ‘El Sueño Americano’ (photos)

by Andalé Mono February 15, 2016 Cultura

These photographs document the personal effects of migrants apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents which were subsequently seized and surrendered during processing at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in southern Arizona. Feature Shoot reports:

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What happens when young deportees get sent back? (PBS video)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2016 El Now
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Even before the recent MIGRA raids targeting families denied asylum, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexican immigrants have been deported annually. Many were kids when their parents brought them over the border. And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country — Mexico. It’s like […]

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Let’s build a Mexican border wall with confiscated weed (video)

by NO MUNCHIES December 21, 2015 Cultura
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All your weed are belong to us, OK? So let’s put that pot to good use by building a Mexican border wall made of the 17,000,000 pounds of marijuana confiscated by the Border Patrol! LiveLeaker Clark Griswold explains the video from The Center for Investigative Reporting:

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You Are There! Thanksgiving’s undocumented immigrants (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 23, 2015 Cultura
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The Pilgrims were undocumented refugees fleeing religious oppression – ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by 18 Mountain Warriors.]

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Pocho Ocho best ways to tell if your tamales are illegal

by Especial Correspondents November 19, 2015 Cultura
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After the Border Patrol at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) confiscated and incinerated 450 “illegal tamales” flown in from Mexico (photo), we asked tamale experts how law-abiding citizens could determine if their tamales were also illegal. After all, when tamales are illegal, only illegals will have tamales. Here are the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to […]

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Lalo Alcaraz: My Excellent Texalent ‘Bordertown’ Adventure (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2015 Cultura
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(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 2015 – TEXAS, USA) I’m “on tour” in South Texas, down along the border, screening episodes of the animated series Bordertown, which debuts next year on FOX. It’s exotic! The indigenous cuisine served ^^^ at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, in McAllen, is like nothing I’ve previously encountered – it’s “quirky.” And […]

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Why did the Border Patrol show up at a Latino music festival? (video)

by Soy Capitan August 21, 2015 El Now
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The Buenas Vibras (Good Vibes) festival last weekend in Lake Elsinore was a benefit for cancer patients. Why did the U.S. Border Patrol show up? Leticia Juarez of ABC7 Los Angeles reports:

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Los Jornaleros del Norte: Serenade for the Undocumented (video)

by Soy Capitan March 23, 2015 Cultura
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They stand outside the immigration detention centers and sing to their loved ones inside: Los Jornaleros del Norte (Day Laborers of the North) offer a Serenata. [Video via NDLON, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network.] PREVIOUSLY ON LOS JORNALEROS DEL NORTE:

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Welcome to the San Ysidro border crossing – enjoy our light show!

by HABLO PICASSO March 6, 2015 Cultura
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Double Horizon documents an interactive light show at the US-Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro (near San Diego) that is triggered by the cars themselves. [Relax. It’s not you. There is no sound in this silent video. Also, your tax dollars at work.] The architect explains:

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Welcome to the USA! Please to answer a few questions (video)

by Andalé Mono January 30, 2015 Cultura
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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.

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Pocho History 101: Thanksgiving’s undocumented immigrants (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 24, 2014 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were undocumented refugees fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra.

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