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We somehow missed this when it came out in November, but the music video Soldado LatinoAmericano (Latin American Soldier) by LA-based filmmaker Carlos Hurtado and grupo Voz de Mando puts the hopes and dreams of innocent kids who grew up in American in a new light.


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.]

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thistallPresident 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. If Central American child refugees can pat their heads and rub their tummies at the same time, they can cut in line.

7. Families of DREAMers are OK to stay if they mow the lawn.

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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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La Cucaracha: This just in from Murrieta… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 15, 2014 Cartoons
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Making It in L.A.: From El Salvador to American Apparel (video)

by Barney Asada June 27, 2014 Cultura
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Salvadoran refugee Alma Velasco fled the civil war to come to America when she was 16. Now she works as a seamstress at American Apparel in Los Angeles. This is her story, courtesy I Am Los Angeles: As a teenager, Alma Velasco had dreams of finishing school and getting a degree in El Salvador. But […]

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La Cucaracha: Immigration? Look both ways! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 23, 2014 Cultura
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Hola Kitty Wants To Be Your April Fool (4/1/2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2014 Cartoons
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Country star Steve Earle loves NYC, his ‘City of Immigrants’ (video)

by MOON GUAC February 4, 2014 Cultura
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Alt.country singer-songwriter Steve Earle moved to New York and fell in love with his new City of Immigrants. PREVIOUSLY ON NON-LED ZEPPELIN IMMIGRANT SONGS:

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Lady Liberty has a frozen heart (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Mexican legislator strips to protest PEMEX legislation (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 16, 2013 El Now
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The plan to end the government-owned PEMEX oil monopoly got Mexican congressman Antonio Garcia Conejo, a member of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, so angry he needed to strip to his chonies to get his point across. PREVIOUSLY ON PEMEX:

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Otra DREAMer in London – I’m a stranger in a strange land

by NANCY LANDA November 4, 2013 Cultura
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Six weeks have passed since my move to London; the start of new journey, a new dream. It is the first time in my life that I made the conscious decision to migrate. I did not have that choice at the age of nine when I was brought into the U.S. as an irregular migrant […]

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What’s inside the latest immigration reform bill? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 18, 2013 Cartoons
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Moses y Jesús team up in ‘Prophetic Fight for Immigrant Rights’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 2, 2013 Cultura
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When Moses attracts the attention of the MIGRA, he seeks out his amigo Jesús for some help. Can this Holy Tag Team come up with a miracle to defeat the haters? [Written and produced by: Josh Healey. Directed by: Yvan Iturriaga. Starring: Corey Fischer (Moses), Richard Montoya (Jesús), and Jeri Lynn Cohen (Zippy). Produced by: […]

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Just say NO! to the MIGRA-Industrial Complex (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 19, 2013 Cartoons
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RELATED: Defense contractors on immigration bill: ‘Time to get a new Beemer’

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Even the Border Patrol knows! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 10, 2013 Cartoons
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Cartoon courtesy Alliance San Diego. RELATED: Defense contractors on immigration bill: ‘Time to get a new Beemer’

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Eric Holland’s back with another borderland music video: ‘Amnestia’

by ZACK A. TEXAS July 9, 2013 Cultura
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Eric Holland is just an ordinary guy — a former Arizona ESL teacher — who writes amazing songs about the border. This is his latest, Amnestia. [Video by Danny Worms.] Previously, POCHO published Holland’s stark and moving Juan Do — Dame agua/Give me water:

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Defense contractors on immigration bill: ‘Time to get a new Beemer’

by MARIA PURISIMA AND ERESNERD June 28, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) The Senate’s approval of a bipartisan “immigration reform” bill Thursday — a bill which Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says will create “the most militarized border since the Berlin Wall” — has defense contractors talking, and drooling. The hot topic? The untold millions of dollars that may become available if Uncle […]

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Flash: Bob Esponja reveals he’s an undocumented immigrant

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) SpongeBob SquarePants is an undocumented immigrant whose family drifted into Bikini Bottom, Hawaii, from Mexico when he was child, the Nickelodeon star revealed this morning. SquarePants (real name: Bob Esponja) made the announcement at packed press conference called by Animal Actors for Reform and Fairness (AARF), a pro-immigration reform group. The […]

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Immigrant-loving John McCain sings: ‘You’re Our Guest!’ (music video)

by Lucida Grandé May 23, 2013 El Now
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The Republican Senator from the Hate State of Arizona, John McCain, is one of the “Gang of Eight” senators behind the new immigration reform bill. Today his office released this love song to the “new voters” he wants to legalize.

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Talk radio guy blows the lid off ‘Mexican swimming lessons’ (video)

by MITCH YUKON May 20, 2013 Cultura
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If you’ve been wondering why the internationally-lauded public school system in Mexico makes sure all the kids get swimming lessons, talk show guy AND education expert Rick Rantz of 1270AM WQTT in Union County, OH, has the answer. Advertising Sales Manager Mike Schnell is at 614.935.1038 if you have more questions.The radio station’s Programming Department […]

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