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Samantha Bee stops by the City of Brotherly Love’s South Philly Barbacoa and learns about the vital roles immigrants (undocumented and documented) play in making the food we eat.


A Mexican cleaning lady in New York Ctiy learns that the “nation of immigrants” is not so friendly these days. Based on a true story, Let My People Stay is by Olivia G. Jimenez.

La Cucaracha: Away in a manger (2007 #TBT toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 21, 2017 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho top tips for surviving Black Friday 2017

by Especial Correspondents November 24, 2017 Cultura
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It’s brutal out there, pochos — it’s cut or be cut to save $20 on an iPhone X — and that’s why we’ve compiled the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Survive Black Friday: 8. In the event store security confiscates your Mace®, pick up some Aqua Net™ on Aisle 3. 7. Shoppers who carry their own […]

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POCHO History 101: Undocumented Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 21, 2017 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

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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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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Hamilton’ video: ‘Immigrants get the job done!’

by Soy Capitan June 29, 2017 Cultura
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s powerful new video for Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) is based on a track from The Hamilton Mixtape. Rolling Stone reports:

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POCHO History 101: Illegal Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 21, 2016 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

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Obama cries over the sad plight of those kids (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 13, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Welcome to America, Refugee Baby Jesus (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho top tips for surviving Black Friday 2015

by Especial Correspondents November 27, 2015 Cultura
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It’s brutal out there, pochos — it’s cut or be cut to save $20 on an iPad Pro — and that’s why we’ve compiled the Pocho Ocho best ways to survive Black Friday: 8. In the event store security confiscates your Mace®, pick up some Aqua Net™ on Aisle 3. 7. Shoppers who carry their own […]

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