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Orange County poet and activist Marilynn Montaño’s poem His Machucada Hands is a “testament to the ways that being undocumented has taken a physical toll on her father’s body. The title, she said, came from noticing his hands on the steering wheel every morning as he drove her to middle and high school,” according to the PBS News Hour. [Mas…]

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4992148.jpgSan Antonio’s Vanessa Del Fierro has a boyfriend. Maybe you’ve heard of him — Mi Novio, Pancho Villa. Together, they’re fighting for immigrants and their families, and in this video, manage to assimilate a white wing elote-haired GOP presidential wannabe — Donald something. VIOLENCE TRIGGER WARNING: There are piñatas involved.

But enough about Pancho. Who is Vanessa? From her bio: [Mas…]


Even before the recent MIGRA raids targeting families denied asylum, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexican immigrants have been deported annually. Many were kids when their parents brought them over the border.

And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country — Mexico. It’s like a dream Los Otros Dreamers never imagined.

PBS News Hour Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talked with some young people who are dealing with culture shock as they try to start over — strangers in a strange land.

[POCHO amiga Nancy Landa aka Mundo Citizen was a DREAMer before it was cool. Brought to the U.S. as an undocumented child, she was elected student body president at Cal State Northridge. And then she got deported.]

In paying my respects to those who came before me and their struggle due to their legal status, I share an excerpt of this 1995 L.A. Times article featuring the first undocumented student body president of California State University, Northridge, Vladimir Cerna (1996-1997), about his life and advocacy efforts to fight the Donald Trumps of his time. [Mas…]

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illegaltamalesAfter the Border Patrol at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) confiscated and incinerated 450 “illegal tamales” flown in from Mexico (photo), we asked tamale experts how law-abiding citizens could determine if their tamales were also illegal.

After all, when tamales are illegal, only illegals will have tamales. Here are the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Tell If Your Tamales Are illegal:

8. The tamales “accidentally” turned off their body-cams

7. Fake Syrian passports

6. Hipsters keep asking you where you got them [Mas…]

Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘No human being is illegal’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 10, 2015 Cultura
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OSCAR winner Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke to an audience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday night. No human being, he told them, is illegal. Here’s the transcript:

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Playing the Trump Card (toon)

by Arnie Bermudez October 2, 2015 Cartoons
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Dear President Donald Trump: Confessions of an Anchor Baby

by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. September 25, 2015 El Now
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January 20, 2017 Dear President Donald Trump: Now that you’ve become our new emperor, I mean, the 45th President of the United States, I have a confession: I’m an “anchor baby.” Given that you represent the best white hope to “Make America Great Again!” I’m confessing in exchange to be pardoned for my birthright citizenship […]

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Ronald Reagan and George Bush ❤️ undocumented migrants (video)

by Andalé Mono September 23, 2015 Cultura
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Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, running for the GOP presidential nomination in 1980, speak up for undocumented immigrants. They definitely don’t want to make America great again.

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Based on a true story: The adventures of ‘El Coyote’ [NSFW]

by Comic Saenz August 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Every day, twice a day, Monday through Friday for six months, the coyote (or human smuggler) concealed and transported migrants across the border from Mexico to Los Estados Unidos. El Coyote — based on a true story — has some NSFW words in Spanish and English. There’s lots more about filmmaker Javier Barboza and the […]

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La Cucaracha: Mexican immigrant doesn’t shoot up theater (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Ramiro Gomez remembers ‘The Forgotten – Los Olvidados’ (video)

by HABLO PICASSO August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Los Angeles artist Ramiro Gomez, Jr. first captured our attention when he began placing carboard cutouts of immigrant laborers in front of fancy mansions in Beverly Hills. Why? He wanted to celebrate the workers who are usually invisible by making them visible for all to see. Gomez subsequently began creating cutouts memorializing immigrants who died on […]

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Central American Refugees: Hecho en Los Estados Unidos (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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Bill Cosby blasts Donald Trump’s Mexican comments

by BAE LEWD July 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from PHILADELPHIA) Bill Cosby disagrees with Donald Trump’s calling Mexican immigrants rapists. “I know immigrants, and I know rapists. And believe me, Mr. Trump, immigrants are not rapists,” read a statement released here this morning by Cosby attorney Alberto Gordo. “Hey hey hey!” the lawyer added. Cosby photograph by El Rey Del Art. […]

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Quetzal tells a tale of urban survival in ‘The Coyote Hustle’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 18, 2015 Cultura
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East Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of […]

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Pocho Ocho top premiums for donors to $heriff Joe’s KickStarter

by Especial Correspondents May 27, 2015 El Now

Maricopa County Arizona $heriff Joe Arpaio is in big legal trouble and is asking supporters to help. Arpaio said he doesn’t have the money for attorneys, adding that he feels “targeted” by the immigration rights groups that have sued him to stop what they say are racist policies targeting Latinos, according to the Los Angeles […]

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Breaking the Ñews: Massive immigration caused California drought

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2015 El Now
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Where has all the water gone? Screw your liberal “climate change” answer that’s really a code word so-called “progressives” use to steal from people who work for a living instead of sucking Obamacare’s socialist welfare titties. Where has all of California’s water gone? It’s the immigrants, stupid! Victor David Hanson reports for the National Review:

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Stephen Colbert: Mexican Baloney Invasion (#TBT 2012 video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2015 Cultura

Undocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports:

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Happy April Fools’ Day from ‘Hola Kitty’ (4/1/2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2015 Cartoons
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