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Lalo Alcaraz AKA Daniel D. Portado invented Self Deportation as a joke in 1994, and now it’s part of Gov. Mitt Romney’s platform. Nancy Lopez interviewed the Jefe-in-Chief for Radioambulante.


All real Arizonans know it’s a pain in the AZ to racially-profile, harass, arrest and then deport people who look different from you! That’s why Gov. Jan Brewer is pleased to announce her automagic, high-tech, made-in-America, job-creating final solution for all those damn Mexicans.

Inspired by pioneering self-deportationist Daniel D. Portado, Brewja is introducing nifty new Self-Deportation Stations that make racism look quick, easy and clean.

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Not only did GOP nominee wannabe Mitt Romney adopt POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’sself deportation” political hoax as an actual campaign position, he has now named former Califas Gov. Pete Wilson as his honorary campaign chair for the Golden State. Alcaraz invented “Daniel D. Portado,” the militant self-deportationist, in response to racist Wilson’s Prop 187 anti-immigration stance.

In this clip from MSNBC (which aired Thursday evening) Rachel Maddow runs down the history of Alcaraz’s hoax character and fake campaign and how they infected the Republican immigration debate.

Daniel D. Portado, militant self-deportationist

8. He only does a Rio Grande River Dance in wing tips.

7. He is not unfamous enough yet.

6. Body image issues, anticipating the Gaykeeper Sheriff Babeu will ogle him. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) GOP wannabe Mitt Romney’s Hispanic outreach coordinator Daniel D. Portado, the militant self-deportationist, wants you to stop by the big campaign rally today after you vote for Mitt. Meet your favorite Latino-loving politicians like Gov. Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Sheriff Paul Babeu.

In Hollywood, they say, Oscar is king. So why didn’t POCHO get invited to the king’s Big Night Out?

8. All the valet gigs are sewn up by Telemundo producers.

7. They only invite Hispanics with the right attitude, with good credit  and who play well with others.

6. There is an industry ban on pastel Quinceañera Tuxedos.

5. They think Mexican Mitt is a Cuban baseball catcher. [Mas…]

Daniel D. Portado: The 90s Are Back and So Am I! (video)

by Chuq El-Hed February 22, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ALTA CALIFORNIA) The original militant self-deportationist Daniel D. Portado is back and proud as punch that his ex-boss Pete Wilson has endorsed GOP wannabe Mitt Rammane. Romney has already advocated self-deportation, as Portado told Rachel Maddow, and that means Romney endorses Portado! “Attention mojados,” he warns in this video. “It’s time to […]

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@DanielDPortado: Up close and personal (video)

by Andalé Mono February 14, 2012 El Now
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Conservative Republican Hispanic activist Daniel D. Portado, the original self-deportationist, explains the origin of the self-deportation movement in his own words. Portado’s rallying cry is now backed by GOP wannabe Mitt Romney. Portado is on Twitter, too. Video by Giovanni Solis and Eduardo M Zamora.

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Ñewsy Week: Daniel D Portado returns, AL ♥ CA y much more

by Comic Saenz February 5, 2012 El Now
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A busy ñewsweek brought the return to glory of the original self-deportationist, Daniel D. Portado, who, it turns out, is a fictional character created by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz; an Alabama plan to import Canadians to replace the immigrant labor that used to keep the state running; and militant MEChA murmurings about the Lack of […]

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Daniel D. Portado tells Rachel Maddow about ‘self-deportation’ (video)

by Comic Saenz February 1, 2012 El Now
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz joined the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC Wednesday evening to discuss the fictional Daniel D. Portado character he created in 1994 to mock a racist California anti-immigrant measure. Lalo’s “self-deportation” hoax solution for undocumented residents was reborn last week […]

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Hispanics For Wilson’s first press release touted ‘Self-Deportation’

by Lalo Alcaraz January 31, 2012 El Now
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This is the first-ever recorded instance of “Self-Deportation,” an original Hispanics For Wilson press release dating from Mexican Independence Day, 1994. Daniel D. Portado was then known as “Dr. D. Portado.” Click here for all of POCHO’s Daniel D. Portado coverage.

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Meet Daniel D. Portado, the original ‘self-deportationist’

by Sara Inés Calderón January 31, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CYBERESPACE) Although Mitt Romney has lately been in the news for promoting self-deportation, there is someone who beat him to the concept back in the 1990s — Daniel D. Portado. The self-proclaimed “original self-deportationist” encouraged others to follow his example and self-deport during California’s brush with anti-immigration legislation in the 1990s. In […]

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Listen: Daniel D. Portado’s NPR debut, 1996

by Andalé Mono January 31, 2012 Audio
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Daniel D. Portado is no newbie. Check out this interview with NPR’s Ira Glass on This American Life.

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