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.
Yeni González is one of the mothers who suddenly found herself thousands of miles away from her children this spring, after the alt-white regime’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy went into effect. This TIME Red Border Film documentary shows how grassroots activists banded together to transport González from a detention center in Eloy, AZ, to New York City, where her children were placed at a social service agency after the undocumented family crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and was apprehended by the Border Patrol in May.
Fear of immigrants has a long history in the United States. In this cartoon, published in 1891, illustrator Grant Hamilton draws a judge scolding Uncle Sam:
If Immigration was properly Restricted you would no longer be troubled with Anarchy, Socialism, the Mafia and such kindred evils!
From New York Harbor behind them comes a horde of arriving immigrants labeled “German socialist,” “Russian anarchist,” “Polish vagabond,” “Italian brigand,” “English convict,” and “Irish pauper.
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POCHO amigo Eric Holland thinks something smells funny in the United Estates. (Eric is a new dad which may account for the diaper analogy.)
Mira los lyrics:
Hello, White People! Did the customer in front of you just speak a language that makes you irrationally angry? Ask your doctor if Mind Your Own F**king Business is right for you. [NSFW language. Video by Cat Adell and friends.]
In DREAMER, an ordinary Latino dude comes home from work and discovers he has been replaced by a whiter version of himself. And Ms. Latino Dude? Don’t ask! [Written by and starring Eddie Mujica; directed and edited by Chris Sturgeon.]