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Check out this enthusiastic greeting and salute from a citizen to members of the Border Patrol, said to have been recorded several weeks ago by one Danny Binladin in Perris, CA. [NSFW adult language.]

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“To live outside the law you must be honest,” Bob Dylan wrote. For two guys crossing into the U.S. from Mexico without papers, that’s easier said than done.

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perilPraise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Like a Biblical prophet of doom, a God-fearing Christian Conservative who tracks “Degenerate Culture” is trumpeting the news of a clear and present danger:

Hot and spicy tortilla chips are destroying the AMERICA WE LOVE WHICH USED TO EAT LOTS OF PATRIOTIC POTATO CHIPS NOT THESE ADDICTIVE ALIEN ABOMINATIONS.

derbymackDerby Mac (An American Patriot who has dedicated his life to loving his country and preparing his family for the National Apocalypse. He would like to thank the Founding Fathers, President Reagan and Jesus Christ for the opportunity to share Wisdom) writes:

They’re dark. They’re spicy. They’re one of the most alluring treats in our food aisles today. For a child, they’re something fancy, like attending a birthday party in a collared shirt.

For a man home alone, a single bag is as good as an entire meal. But what are we really getting ourselves into with these flashy foreign snacks?

Should we be at all concerned that Doritos are now more popular than good old-fashioned American potato chips? [Mas…]

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sanchogram(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) “This is muy badass,” says Kinke La Muerte, generously-paid celebrity endorser and front man for the infamous gothic conjunto band Los Cucuys de la Cueva. “Now both mis hynas get caramel kisses with one clique!”

La Muerte (photo, right) and other bigamists across Aztlan are celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a new service that delivers fresh flores and sabroso sweets to wives in both Mexico and the U.S.

Tejano startup DosMujeresUnCabron.com (800-555-OTRA) offers a variety of pre-packaged and custom gift offerings for the two (or more) women in a man’s love life.

The “Perra y Princesa” combo offers naughty and nice gifts for both your Mexican mujer and the cute nena you married en el Norte, while the “Dos Viejas” package ensures no favoritism in gifting by sending identical gifts with a bilingual love note to wives on both sides of the border. [Mas…]

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lalomerryMerry Christmas from the Pochodores: Lalo Alcaraz, Jefe-in-Chief; Dennis Wilen AKA Comic Saenz, Jefe de Editorial; Sara Inés Calderón, Subcommandanta del Ñews; Victor Payan, Subcommandante de la Cultura; Beto Mesta AKA Eres Nerd, Texas Burro Jefe; Santino J. Rivera, Florida Burro Jefe; Elise Roedenbeck, New Jack City Burro Jefe (Emeritus); Melanie Ruiz, Director of Marketing; Al Madrigal, Migrant Editor.

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Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 19, 2013 Cultura
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“If this is the future that awaits me, I don’t want it,” said the girl in this commercial that ran before last year’s Mexican presidential elections. “Enough of working for your political parties instead of working for us. Enough of cosmetic changes.” Almost everyone said they agreed. How’s that working out for you, Mexico?

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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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Rebel Diaz: ‘I’m An Alien’ [music video]

by MOON GUAC September 4, 2013 Cultura
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From Chicago to the Bronx, Rebel Diaz makes music that fights racism and celebrates indigenous people. Is there something familiar about this song’s chorus? I’m An Alien includes a sample from Sting’s Englishman in New York. PREVIOUSLY ON NEW JACK CITY:

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Quetzal wants to make sure you watch out for the ‘MIGRA’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 4, 2013 Cultura
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Latinopia writes: Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the group won a Grammy for their album Imaginaries in 2013. They performed their original song, “Migra,” about the plight of […]

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Illegal American and European boat people heading for Peru (video)

by YOLO LLAMA August 8, 2013 Cultura
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They’re coming on boats and rafts from the United Estates and the Eurozone to this country on the Pacific Coast of South America — a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions — to live The Peruvian Dream.

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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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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz Yelps about the border on NPR (audio)

by Comic Saenz July 15, 2013 Audio
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A few weeks ago we featured some astounding videos of actors’ (dramatic) readings of Yelp customer reviews — customer reviews of US-Mexico border crossings. NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinjosa snagged Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz last week to find out if he had anything to add to the discussion. Listen here to learn if he did!

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Breaking: Napolitano brings harsh border enforcement to UC

by María Purísima July 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BERKELEY) Department of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Arizona Governor) Janet Napolitano has accepted an offer to head up the University of California system. Napolitano promised to do the same for the UC system that she did for the border during her time at DHS: “I kept out and quashed as many […]

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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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Actors read Yelp reviews of US-Mexico border checkpoints (videos)

by JESS PERDIDO June 26, 2013 Cultura
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Yes, people really write Yelp reviews of border crossings. In this video, one of a series, Marsha Stephanie Blake reads Mona M.’s review of the Chula Vista Border Patrol station in San Diego. In another border checkpoint Yelp video, Harris Doran reads Eric T.’s Yelp review of the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego.:

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Once upon a time, there was a boy who cried ‘wolf!’ (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA June 26, 2013 Cartoons
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