immigration


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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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 promise of a better life, but only the fittest survive. [Mas…]

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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 [Mas…]

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borderpatrolcover“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, violence, and more in popular “entertainments.” [Mas…]

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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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Got milk? Not without immigrant farmworkers! (video)

by Verdana Bold May 27, 2016 Cultura
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Check out this trailer for Farmworker: How Immigration Feeds America from freelance journalist Diana Prichard. She’s working on a film telling the story of how immigrants are critical to American agriculture. And always remember who worked hard to get you that next glass of leche or bowl of hot queso.

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016 #2: Do you want to play a game? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 23, 2016 Cartoons

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Let’s get one thing straight: No human being is ‘illegal’

by Domenico Maceri, Ph.D. May 23, 2016 Cultura
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“Could the president grant deferred removal to every unlawfully present alien in the United States right now?” That’s how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred to individuals lacking the proper documents to be in the country during a recent hearing on DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). “Alien” is […]

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Mexican immigrant parents: From my shame to my pride

by DR. Alvaro Huerta May 17, 2016 Cultura
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When I first applied to UCLA, I wrote in my personal essay that I didn’t have any positive role models in my violent neighborhood. Having grown up in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, I wrote that most of the adults represented gang members, drug dealers, thieves, tecatos (heroin addicts), alcoholics, felons and high […]

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016: Do you want to play a game? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Not Rockwell: ‘INS is watching him!’ (music video)

by Verdana Bold May 16, 2016 Cultura
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I always feel that somebody’s watching me. Could it be La Migra? [Music video by Comedy High.]

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Regular gente plus Los Cenzontles: ‘I’m a Mexican-American’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican, American or both? Residents of Elkhart County, Indiana, talk to The Elkhart Truth. And this wonderful music video from Los Cenzontles expresses the same sentiments in song:

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By @buttronica: I ramble and maybe I’m too dark at times, but damn!

by ELISE VALDERRAMA May 13, 2016 El Now
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Economists say once a person has been unemployed for six months it is highly unlikely they will reenter the workforce. It’s been a year since I was fired from my job and I feel like a BIG GIANT LOSER. It wasn’t anything I did in particular. I thought for sure that one time I asked […]

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Es saludo es pa Donald Trump (NSFW en Español video)

by BEN DAYHO May 9, 2016 El Now
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Look what we’re doing here — fixing your sidewalk so you can walk and you want to send us back to Mexico? Who’s going to do the work if we’re gone? Look at the white boy with his hands in his fucking pockets! [NSFW en Español.] (Original video apparently from @aque_tuuu_botellas on Instagram.)

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Can you spot the Latino in this photograph?

by SALVADOR LITVAK May 6, 2016 Cultura
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I’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation. My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I […]

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Dear Mr. Trump: Here’s a Mexican gift…for you! (video)

by Comic Saenz May 3, 2016 El Now
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Dear Mr. Trump: We have a Mexican gift for you — the best gift evah!

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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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Three poems from Mexington, KY by Profe. Steven Alvarez (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2016 Audio
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Steven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington. He’s a poet, too. CON PAPELES / CON DIGNIDAD 0:03to my left is Appalachicano see & down the […]

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Video Shocker! Rapists, criminals at work in California vineyards

by Barney Asada April 29, 2016 Cultura
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Detras Del Muro – Behind The Wall from Kiara Ramirez reveals the shocking truth about the immigrant workers in Northern California vineyards.

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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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The Lovely Ms. Hola Kitty Wants To Be Your April Fool (2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2016 Cartoons
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