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Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]


On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.


Oh, the weather outside will be frightful — on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. Register. Vote. [Video by Save The Day.]

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peprallyWhen the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage.

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Internet is loving Texas school’s pep rally that looked, sounded more like a quinceañera

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Long live the farmworkers!

My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to meet this country’s labor shortage not only in the agricultural fields during two major wars (WWII and Korean War), but also in the railroad and mining sectors.

Like many braceros of his generation from rural Mexico, my father didn’t speak too much about the horrible working / housing conditions he endured while toiling in el norte. This included low pay, overcrowded housing, terrible food, limited legal rights, lack of freedom outside of the labor camps, racism, verbal / physical abuse and price gauging from company landlords / stores. [Mas…]

Why we fight for immigration reform and a ‘path to citizenship’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 10, 2016 Cultura
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Donald Trump and the GOP haters want to split this beautiful family up and send the parents back to Mexico. We can’t let that happen. The President’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) initiative is now stalled because the Republicans won’t vote on the Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, a judge who could […]

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La Cucaracha: How is Donald Trump doing with Latinos? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Welcome to 2040 and life on ‘The Other Side’ (video)

by Obeah Juan Xenobi August 2, 2016 Cultura
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Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce. There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

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La Cucaracha: Is Trump really the ‘law and order’ candidate? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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You can’t deport me! I’m Scotch-Irish, like President Obama! (toon)

by MR. POCHO July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Herr Trump can’t deport me! I’m of Scotch-Irish descent, just like President Obama. Here is my official CLAN POCHO tartan if you don’t believe me.

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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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Something’s not quite right at the RNC in Cleveland (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 18, 2016 Cartoons

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Born in East L.A.: “They’re coming to America!” (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 4, 2016 Cultura

Far, We’ve been traveling far Without a home But not without a star Free, Only want to be free We huddle close Hang on to a dream On the boats and on the planes They’re coming to America Never looking back again, They’re coming to America

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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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La Cucaracha: When Mexico Goes to Mars (2008 toons complete)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 28, 2016 Cartoons

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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Philosophy for kids: English y Espanol in El Paso and Juarez (video)

by José Canusí June 24, 2016 Cultura
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Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands is an educational program in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, designed to lead children in philosophical discussions related to the ethics and philosophy of the borderlands region. The El Paso Herald Post has the story:

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BBC Video: That time Germany offered to help Mexico invade the U.S.

by Moctezuma Cortés May 2, 2016 Cultura
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As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.

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Video trailer for ‘Desierto’ now includes Donald Trump quotes

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2016 Cultura

Desierto — a gripping action-adventure film inspired by events on the US-Mexican border — opens in two weeks. The original English trailer (above) has now been supplemented with a trailer that includes remarks by Donald Trump:

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A young family, divided by the border, lives ‘Through the Wall’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 31, 2016 Cultura
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Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend […]

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A professor visits migrants at the border near Nogales, Mexico

by Marisel Moreno March 18, 2016 Cultura
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By the time the two young women walked into the shelter, the other migrants were mostly finished with their meals. They stood out as two women among dozens of recently deported men enjoying a meal before continuing on their way. I did what I had been doing all that January morning: I served them each […]

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