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What the past can teach immigrant advocates of today

by NANCY LANDA January 4, 2016 El Now

[POCHO amiga Nancy Landa aka Mundo Citizen was a DREAMer before it was cool. Brought to the U.S. as an undocumented child, she was elected student body president at Cal State Northridge. And then she got deported.] In paying my respects to those who came before me and their struggle due to their legal status, […]

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Pocho Ocho top reasons Child of the 60s The Donald is so Donald

by Especial Correspondents July 24, 2015 El Now
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After POCHO’s Dennis Wilen AKA Comic Saenz finally came clean about his history with UPenn classmate Donald Trump, we’ve learned more about the events that turned a Child of the 60s into the bitter meng he is today. Here are the Pocho Ocho Top Reasons Child of the 60s The Donald is so Donald: 8. […]

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds): ‘The Dreamer’ (music video)

by Comic Saenz March 26, 2015 Cultura

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) sing The Dreamer, composed by Eugene Rodriguez and Jackson Browne, in a just-released video by Emiliano Rodriguez. [Click on CC for English/Spanish captions.] PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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What’s it like to come out as an undocumented immigrant? (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2015 Cultura
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What’s it like to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant? POCHO amigo Julio Salgado and friends explain.

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This is your anti-immigrant GOP House of Representatives on GIFs

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 El Now

From the party who brought you REPUBLICAN LETTER TO IRAN! No shit. We grabbed all the text and images from your House Judiciary Committee’s website as soon as we saw it so we could present it to you in all its animated GIF-y wonder. We made it better, though, since the GOP geeks apparently don’t know […]

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The sad true story behind ‘Spare Parts’ (videos, audio)

by Verdana Bold January 23, 2015 Audio
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In 2004, an Arizona high school team beat the odds by topping M.I.T in an underwater robotics competition. The undocumented team members’ stories inspired a book, a documentary, and now a feature film produced by and starring George Lopez. Spare Parts (trailer, above) is in theaters now. This interview with two original team members by […]

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A Patriot Asks: Why did Obama turn his back on America? (photo)

by Barney Asada November 21, 2014 El Now
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Pocho Ocho top immigration actions Obama will reveal tonight

by Especial Correspondents November 20, 2014 El Now
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President Barack Obama will defy Republican haters tonight and reveal “executive actions” to “fix the broken immigration system.” Our sources at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have shared a copy of the 5 PM EST speech and we can now reveal the Pocho Ocho top immigration reforms you’ll hear in the President’s address to the Nation: 8. […]

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Republicans block immigration reform. Dat ass, though! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Jon Stewart: How Obama’s amnesty shreds the Constitution (video)

by Andalé Mono November 19, 2014 El Now
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With the midterm election over, President Obama’s plan to use his executive powers to ease immigration issues for DREAMers, Central American refugees and others has Republicans up in arms about so-called “amnesty.” Obama is “shredding the Constitution,” they claim, and even Mitt Romney, for Pete’s sake, has to remind Obama that he, Obama, is a […]

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Meet the American Nazis who protect our US-Mexico border (video)

by BOB OSO October 24, 2014 El Now
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These Nazis wear swastikas and call themselves National Socialists, sure, but they’re not really socialists. They’re more nationalists, really, supporting the White Nation. All they want to do is to save America from the loser and quitter immigrants who gave up on their home countries to invade the U.S. of A. After all, integration was […]

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DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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Bush Sr. backs DREAMers, Reagan says ‘no border fence’ (1980 video)

by Andalé Mono August 15, 2014 Cultura
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Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (1980), when Republican candidate George H.W. Bush backed the rights of kids brought into the country without documents and GOP rival Ronald W. Reagan just said no to a fence on the Mexican border.

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Undocumented strangers meet and share their secrets (video)

by Verdana Bold June 17, 2014 Cultura
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Director Rocsi Diaz’s short video The Secrets of Strangers explores what happens when undocumented immigrants reveal their status to people they have just met — other undocumented immigrants.

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National Poetry Month: ‘Obama Shoulda Seen This’ (NSFW video, photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 22, 2014 Cultura
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National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW “F-bomb.”] Post by Jesús Iñiguez.   More from the Obama Legacy blog:

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La Cucaracha: New FRAID spray for racist campaigns (1994 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 7, 2014 Cartoons
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Lady Liberty has a frozen heart (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Gustavo Arellano at ASU: The Glories of the Arizona Latino

by Comic Saenz December 19, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gustavo Arellano (he’s the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the O.C. Weekly) delivered this keynote speech at Arizona State University’s biannual Hispanic Convocation Wednesday. The photo (below) shows him at his day job. Gracias, Arizona State, for asking me to be this year’s Hispanic Convocation keynote. I’m sure it’s a mercy […]

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Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wake Me Up!’ tells immigrants’ stories (music video)

by Soy Capitan October 24, 2013 Cultura
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This is not an American tale. This is a tale of ordinary people around the world over who have to cross manmade borders to secure a future for themselves and their families. Panamanian-American Aloe Blacc sings their story in Wake Me Up!

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Feminists: The struggles of immigrants are our struggles, too

by FRANCES E. VALDEZ October 14, 2013 Cultura
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I’m often asked, “Where were you born?” My answer? Houston, Texas. “Where were your parents born?” El Paso, Texas. “Where were your grandparents born?” El Paso, Texas, Balmorhea, Texas and Ft. Davis, Texas. That is when people usually start to get frustrated and ask, “Well, where is your family from originally?” The actual meaning behind […]

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Your childhood cartoon heroes — where are they now? (toons)

by RINGO BLING September 25, 2013 Cartoons
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Mia McKenzie writes: So, a couple of weeks ago, there was this link going around that depicts certain 90s cartoon characters “taking on” New York fashion week in trendy outfits. Among them are Lisa Simpson and Daria. When I saw this, the first thing I thought was, Ugh. Lisa Simpson, proud feminist with so much […]

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Califas will issue driver’s licenses to the undocumented

by Lalo Alcaraz September 13, 2013 El Now
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Fox Latino, which puts “undocumented” in their headline but “illegal” in their story, reports: California, home to the nation’s largest immigrant population, would become the 11th state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally [sic] the right to a driver’s license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. […]

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