immigration

La Cucaracha: Happy Street Vendor Labor Day! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 4, 2017 Cartoons
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on the Trump Train to Turdtown (toon)

by Payton Hoegh September 1, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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The Beandocks: Trump’s ‘legal’ immigration policy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 17, 2017 Cartoons
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‘When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon’ (1953 YouTube music, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan August 14, 2017 Audio
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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along!

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La Cucaracha: In L.A., the cart comes before the jackass (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 11, 2017 Cartoons
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Kids cross Mexican border every day for school in USA (video)

by Especial Correspondents August 11, 2017 Cultura
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These kids — American citizens — live in Mexico but go to school in Columbus, New Mexico, a town of 1,800 across the frontier from their home in Palomas, Mexico. Some Columbus residents support the decades-long arrangement; others, not so much. [Video by Larry Lazo and Alex Brauer.]

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La Cucaracha: The Taco Cart Guy shall not be moved (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 10, 2017 Cartoons
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POCHO History 101: Lalo Guerrero’s ‘Ballad of Pancho Lopez’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 10, 2017 Audio
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A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez.

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La Cucaracha: Signs of the times (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 7, 2017 Cartoons
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I guess white girls don’t like frijoles for breakfast (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 7, 2017 Cultura
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All the Mexican immigrant wanted was a hug and some conversation. His guera Texas girlfriend? Not so much. [Video by Luis Fernando Puente.]

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LBJ: War on Poverty. Nixon: War on Drugs. Trump: War on Immigrants

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta August 3, 2017 El Now

President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating an already dysfunctional immigration system. As an extension of Trump’s then–presidential campaign, the Trump administration’s immigration policies also represent racist and xenophobic practices, such as anti-Mexicanism and Islamophobia. Like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, these […]

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The Corn Gods are not pleased when immigrants hurt immigrants

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2017 Cultura
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The corn gods are not pleased. In a year of increased hate crimes against immigrants and people of color, and also rampant xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, and anti-Semitism, I’m not surprised that the ire of mouth breathers has turned to street vendors.

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La Cucaracha: Trump wants a solar-powered border wall? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 25, 2017 Cartoons
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Paola crossed the border as a 5-year old – this is her story (video)

by Andalé Mono July 20, 2017 El Now
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Paola crossed the border into America at the age of 5, wading through the deep Rio Grande river with strangers and being arrested by ICE. She talks about the challenges of growing up undocumented in America, and the increasing tension immigrants are facing since the election.

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