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Researcher Elizabeth Kennedy interviewed a 12-year-old boy who returned to El Salvador barefoot; he had been robbed of everything he owned.

"I asked him if he was going to try again," says Kennedy, "and he just burst into tears and said, 'What would you do if you were me? I haven't seen my mom or my dad in 10 years ... and no one here loves me.'"

NPR/Parallels writes:

Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Sometimes, they’ve been welcomed into the country by activists; other times they’ve been turned away by protesters. [Mas…]

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Toon via ElSalvador.com on the Twitter.


A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border, and this musical fragment is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland.

If you like this song, Eric asks you donate whatever you can to organizations that support immigrants and he especially likes Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas.

Also we made a big long list of non-profit orgs that could use some cash support: [Mas…]

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La Cucaracha: Murrieta, CA is concerned for the kids (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 24, 2014 Cartoons
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In case you missed it, the “crisis manager” hired by Murrieta doesn’t much like my cartoons or my use of the Twitter hashtag #MurrietaHateCityUSA. Ken White, of the most excellent PopeHat blog has the story:

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Jorge Ramos: Let’s treat child refugees like children (video)

by Comic Saenz July 23, 2014 El Now
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Jorge Ramos, of Univision and FUSION, says there is but one moral choice for America: We have to treat child refugees like the children they are — with love.

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Gov. Rick Perry orders troops to the border, Texans react (photo)

by Andalé Mono July 22, 2014 El Now
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As Texas Gov. Rick Perry mobilizes the National Guard to patrol the border and protect America from helpless fleeing single mothers and child refugees, his fellow Texans aren’t shy about sharing their love. PREVIOUSLY ON RICK PERRY:

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Kid immigrants have been arriving alone since Ellis Island

by Andalé Mono July 21, 2014 El Now
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In 1892, the first immigrant to enter the U.S. at the new Ellis Island immigration facility was an unaccompanied 15-year-old minor. Not only was she not greeted by howling racists, their faces distorted with unfathomable rage, but she got a certificate and a gold coin. Bill Moyers reports: An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person […]

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Por los que no se rajan — for those that don’t crack

by Yuppie Chicana July 21, 2014 El Now
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(Antigua, Guatemala — December 2000) I glanced up from my plate of rice, beans and perfectly grilled chicken breast. I was nauseous and weak from days of vomiting. Third-world cuisine always leaves me thinner than when I arrive. In hindsight, I’m not sure if it was the beautiful colors in the woman’s “huipil” or if […]

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Jon Stewart re kids on the border: ‘WTF is wrong with you?’ (video)

by Chauncey Gardner July 17, 2014 El Now
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Why the kidsplosion on the border? Jon Stewart has the sad, and then explains why haters gonna hate. Spoiler: They’re haters.

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Uncle Sam’s migracorrido ‘La Bestia (The Death Train)’ (music, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM July 17, 2014 Cultura
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From Central America comes this ballad that’s fast rising the Latin American charts. It’s all about the dangerous Death Train that Central American drug war refugees ride on their way across Mexico enroute to El Norte. In Spanish they call the train The Beast — La Bestia. And who is the man behind this music? It’s […]

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Walk the walk! Here’s how to help those refugee kids

by Lalo Alcaraz and Javier Cabral July 16, 2014 El Now
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What’s way more powerful than all of the ignorance coming out of #MurrietaHateCityUSA? The power of a philanthropic pocho! And better yet, the power of a whole lot of philanthropic pochos and pochas. Watch, that’ll show them!

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Illegals ride luxury limos to invade our country (video)

by Comic Saenz July 16, 2014 El Now
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This Reuters news video spotlights the luxury transportation the brown-skinned, drug-smuggling, disease-spreading, job-stealing illegal invaders use to travel across Mexico to infect our God-given homeland, all part of the Kenyan Muslim Obummer socialist plot to destroy America. POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON […]

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La Cucaracha: ‘Illegal children’ steal jobs, protestors say (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 16, 2014 Cartoons
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