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The first targets of American border agents were Chinese, not Mexican. When the California Gold Rush ended and the railroad building boom came to a close, it became easy for politicians to exploit anti-Chinese sentiment. The result was an immigration policy that led to the first smuggling operations across the U.S-Mexico border. [Video by Timeline.]

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Carlos was deported to Mexico for a crime he didn’t commit. Will he ever see his loved ones again?

La Cucaracha: Immigrants – The National Guard is hiring! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 8, 2017 Cartoons
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NOLA 3/5/2017: No person is ‘illegal’ says Taco Truck Theater (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 7, 2017 Cultura
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Taco Truck Theater, a Teatro Sin Fronteras project, served up some sense Sunday in New Orleans. No human being is illegal. Respect my existence or expect my resistance. [Video by Jose Torres-Tama.] In the area? More shows this weekend:

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La Cucaracha: What’s next for ‘Latinos for Trump’? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 6, 2017 Cartoons
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Tom Russell live music video: “Who’s gonna build your wall?”

by Soy Capitan March 6, 2017 Cultura
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Singer songwriter Tom Russell — he comes from border country in Texas — has a question for the Cheeto Bandido: “Who’s gonna build you wall?”

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La Cucaracha: Trump travel ban hurts tourism industry (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 1, 2017 Cartoons
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Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush debate immigration (1980 video)

by Especial Correspondents February 28, 2017 Cultura
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Before the Republican Party went insane, Presidential hopefuls Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush debated immigration.

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Exploring the no-man’s land south of the border wall (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 23, 2017 El Now
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There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Border Tacos, established in 1848 (2006 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 21, 2017 Cartoons
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La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism

by Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones February 1, 2017 Cultura
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“Where have you been, my darling young one.” – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan U.S. anti-Mexicanism is a race premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices inflicted on persons of Mexican descent, longstanding and pervasive in the United States. This essay conceptualizes, historicizes, and analyzes anti-Mexicanism, past and […]

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Merry Christmas from POCHO

by José Canusí December 25, 2016 Cartoons
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#TBT 2007 Video: Latino Comedy Project “300”

by Comic Saenz December 15, 2016 Cultura
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A new age is dawning. We will never retreat. We will never surrender. Mexicans, tonight we dine… in SAN DIEGO!

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DREAMer from Georgia, back in DF, tries to fit in (NPR audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2016 Audio

Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick […]

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Tish Hinojosa: He was from ‘The West Side of Town’ (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan December 7, 2016 Cultura
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Folk/country singer songwriter Tish Hinojosa sings a song about a pilgrim’s progress in America — a Mexican pilgrim in Texas. Felipe, the father, lived in San Antonio, on The West Side of Town. That’s were Felipe met Maria… Los lyrics:

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Never forget! Aztlan was ‘Stolen at Gunpoint’ (NSFW video, lyrics)

by La Chata December 6, 2016 Cultura
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In 1998, LA’s Kid Frost (Arturo Molina, Jr) and Mexican punk rappers Tijuana No teamed up for a history lesson about the so-called border imposed on Aztlan by the force of arms. SPOILER: We’re gonna get it back! [NSFW F-bombs.] Mira los lyrics:

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Good luck with the 1954 miles of the US-Mexico wall (video)

by ELMO JADO October 28, 2016 El Now
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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.]

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Joad Cressbeckler: Migrants who survive AZ desert deserve citizenship

by José Canusí October 27, 2016 El Now
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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.

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