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coyotetopEvery 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 making of this stop-motion and animated video at Barboza’s website.
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ramiroLos 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 their journey to El Norte, and installed these new figures in the Sonoran desert on the border with Mexico.

Gomez and his partner David Feldman documented the project in Los Olivados — The Forgotten. Their documentary — which has been playing the film festival circuit for a year — is now online for the first time.

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tallcosby(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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quetzalEast 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 Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha González (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan Pérez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto Lopez (percussion). [Mas…]

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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Los Jornaleros del Norte: Serenade for the Undocumented (video)

by Soy Capitan March 23, 2015 Cultura
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They stand outside the immigration detention centers and sing to their loved ones inside: Los Jornaleros del Norte (Day Laborers of the North) offer a Serenata. [Video via NDLON, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network.] PREVIOUSLY ON LOS JORNALEROS DEL NORTE:

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What’s it like to come out as an undocumented immigrant? (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2015 Cultura
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What’s it like to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant? POCHO amigo Julio Salgado and friends explain.

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This is your anti-immigrant GOP House of Representatives on GIFs

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 El Now

From the party who brought you REPUBLICAN LETTER TO IRAN! No shit. We grabbed all the text and images from your House Judiciary Committee’s website as soon as we saw it so we could present it to you in all its animated GIF-y wonder. We made it better, though, since the GOP geeks apparently don’t know […]

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My True Story: ‘At first I said F*CK YOUR DACA!’

by JULIO SALGADO January 30, 2015 Cultura
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This process was a long one. At first it was about me saying fuck your DACA. Then finding out ways to help my sister pay for hers. Then having my dad call me out on my bullshit because he could have benefited from one. Then me trying to get a green card instead. Then that […]

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Good news? Gold tops cocaine as Peru’s top illegal export (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 9, 2014 El Now
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Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold, according to FUSION: Illegal gold mining has surged in the South American country, the world’s fifth biggest gold exporter. A new Univision Investigative report shows that the criminal organizations that traffic illegal drugs have diversified and are now in the business […]

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A Patriot Asks: Why did Obama turn his back on America? (photo)

by Barney Asada November 21, 2014 El Now
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La Cucaracha: Take up the White Man’s Blankets (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Meet the American Nazis who protect our US-Mexico border (video)

by BOB OSO October 24, 2014 El Now
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These Nazis wear swastikas and call themselves National Socialists, sure, but they’re not really socialists. They’re more nationalists, really, supporting the White Nation. All they want to do is to save America from the loser and quitter immigrants who gave up on their home countries to invade the U.S. of A. After all, integration was […]

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Day laborers sing ‘Ese Gúey No Paga’ (That dude doesn’t pay)

by L. SCROOGE October 9, 2014 Cultura
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Not only is getting the work really fracking hard – you have to hang outside Home Depot and chase contractors’ trucks – but lots of times day laborers work all day and then get ripped off for their pay. This cumbia music video from Los Jornaleros del Norte (The Day Laborers of the North) and the National […]

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DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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