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Before America went crazy, Uncle Sam welcomed immigrants (audio)

by Especial Correspondents October 18, 2017 Audio
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Before World War II, the American government cranked up the propaganda machine to WELCOME immigrants with a Sunday afternoon radio program from the INS called I’m An American. Sara Laskow reports for NPR’s All Things Considered. Here’s the show with immigration posterboy and refugee from the Nazis Albert Einstein:

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month Highlights 2017 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Imagine if you will … America without immigrants (1997 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Mississippi Mojado: A Mexican immigrant opens a ‘Taco Shop’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2017 Cultura
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He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi. Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.

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La Cucaracha: On Columbus Day, Let’s Make America Native Again (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 9, 2017 Cartoons
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The border is a river and there’s a ‘Ferryman at the Wall’ (video)

by Andalé Mono October 6, 2017 Cultura
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Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson — the Ferryman at the Wall — has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life. He’d like to keep it that […]

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Eric Holland: It’s time for ‘Amnistia’ again (music video)

by ZACK A. TEXAS September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Eric Holland, a former Arizona ESL teacher who moved to Mexico, writes and sings amazing songs about the border. His Amnistia, which we first featured four years ago, paints a picture we’d all like to see! [Video by Danny Worms.] PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5778! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month y Mexican Independence (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 17, 2017 Cartoons
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Manic Hispanic: ‘The I.N.S. took my novia away!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan September 15, 2017 Audio
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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.] Late lamented SoCal punks Manic Hispanic and their 2003 version of a Ramones tune take on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to […]

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Pocho Ocho worst new names for Hispanic Heritage Month

by Especial Correspondents September 15, 2017 Cultura
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The pinche Trump administration is stuck with the annual observance of National “Hispanic” Heritage Month 2017, which begins today, but that doesn’t mean they like it. The POCHO news team has learned that the white wing traitors, crooks, and colluders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ran through a list of alternative names for the observance before […]

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La Cucaracha’s Taco Cart Guy: Pardon DREAMers, deport Arpaio (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 14, 2017 Cartoons
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