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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…]

roswelltortillaA sexy green-skinned alien chica was photographed Wednesday with her hands in the masa at Tortilleria El Matate in America’s most popular UFO destination, Roswell, New Mexico. [Photo by and © Russ Contreras.]

*UPDATE JAN. 17 9:10PM: [Mas…]

tubelondonSix 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 child, nor did I choose to return to Mexico when I was deported four years ago.

nancylandaThe excitement still lingers alongside a sense of exploration as I am afforded certain level of freedom to be able to reside in a foreign country legally to pursue a graduate degree. It took overcoming very difficulty challenges, but I did not do it alone. An entire community supported me along the way to be here. It is a privilege that I do not take lightly as well as a responsibility to represent the collective challenges of migrants who have gone through similar experiences wherever I am. [Mas…]

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Feminists: The struggles of immigrants are our struggles, too

by FRANCES E. VALDEZ October 14, 2013 Cultura
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I’m often asked, “Where were you born?” My answer? Houston, Texas. “Where were your parents born?” El Paso, Texas. “Where were your grandparents born?” El Paso, Texas, Balmorhea, Texas and Ft. Davis, Texas. That is when people usually start to get frustrated and ask, “Well, where is your family from originally?” The actual meaning behind […]

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California immigrants hail Jerry Brown’s veto of jury duty bill

by Lalo Alcaraz October 9, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SACRAMENTO) Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Monday that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow legal immigrants who are not citizens to serve on juries. The governor has recently approved bills expanding the rights of immigrants, including legislation allowing those in the country without documents to apply […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month with Fox News y Esteban Colberto (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 3, 2013 Cultura
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Stephen Colbert and Fox News are all about National Hispanic Heritage Month. Perdoname — we mean Esteban Colberto. PREVIOUSLY ON ESTEBAN COLBERTO:

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La Cucaracha: Cali licenses for the undocumented? R U CRZY? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 2, 2013 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON CALI LICENSES….

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La Cucaracha: Yay! Cali OKs drivers licenses for undocumented (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 1, 2013 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON LALO ALCACRAZ PARKING VALET: Standing While Brown: A white lady tried to get me to valet her car

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Califas will issue driver’s licenses to the undocumented

by Lalo Alcaraz September 13, 2013 El Now
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Fox Latino, which puts “undocumented” in their headline but “illegal” in their story, reports: California, home to the nation’s largest immigrant population, would become the 11th state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally [sic] the right to a driver’s license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. […]

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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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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Arizona and up against the wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 30, 2013 Cartoons
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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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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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