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The Pilgrims, after all, were undocumented refugees fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra.

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thistallPresident Barack Obama will defy Republican haters tonight and reveal “executive actions” to “fix the broken immigration system.”

Our sources at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have shared a copy of the 5 PM EST speech and we can now reveal the Pocho Ocho top immigration reforms you’ll hear in the President’s address to the Nation:

8. If Central American child refugees can pat their heads and rub their tummies at the same time, they can cut in line.

7. Families of DREAMers are OK to stay if they mow the lawn.

6. Badges, stinking or otherwise, no longer needed. [Mas…]

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gussalvadorGustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano steps back into the video limelight to ponder the question: Why do Mexicans (and Mexican-Americans) and Salvadorans (and Salvadoran-Americans) hate each other so much? Is it because Salvadoran horchata is better than Mexican horchata? And the fact that pupusas kick gorditas’ culinary nalgas? Or are they just following an age-old American tradition of hatin’ on the newbies that goes back at least to Benjamin Franklin? [Mas…]

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With the midterm election over, President Obama’s plan to use his executive powers to ease immigration issues for DREAMers, Central American refugees and others has Republicans up in arms about so-called “amnesty.”

Obama is “shredding the Constitution,” they claim, and even Mitt Romney, for Pete’s sake, has to remind Obama that he, Obama, is a loser. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show — with the help of Fox News — explain the big picture.

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While waiting for his plane to leave the Dominican Republic and immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets of his life.

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Breaking: U.S. perverted peaceful Mexi-Drone robot plan

by Comic Saenz November 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LOS ANGELES) Newly-uncovered video confirms allegations that the U.S. Government stole and perverted POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’s 1998 plan to use remote-controlled robots (now called drones) for peaceful purposes. The short informational piece, which Alcaraz made for the United States Department of Labor, aired only once — on local access cable TV […]

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La MIGRA uses drones to patrol 50% of the Mexico border (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 14, 2014 El Now
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Nearly half the US-Mexican border is now patrolled by Border Patrol Predator B2 drones, according to the Associated Press, and the government plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.

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Neo-Nazis, KKK in Texas for swastika lighting and BBQ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino November 10, 2014 El Now
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Members of the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM) staged a “show of force” rally against undocumented immigrants Saturday outside the Rockwall County (Texas) Courthouse, according to RUPTLY: [NSFW adult language F-bomb audio.]

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La Cucaracha: Print, clip, lick & stick these Election Day stickers (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 4, 2014 Cartoons
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The Daily Show in Texas: Are Latinos worse than Chinese? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker October 30, 2014 El Now
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Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are in Austin, Texas, which is right next to, well, you know … that other country. POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal went to the Lone Star State to find out why exactly Texans think Latinos are worse than Koreans and Chinese. Have we mentioned that Al is EL HOMBRE?

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La Cucaracha: Top Halloween costumes of 2014 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 27, 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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La Cucaracha: Cheap immigrant labor (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Darn those lazy immigrants! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2014 Cartoons
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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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East L.A. Play by Play: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR October 8, 2014 Cultura
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It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play. Romero goes on a national tour starting next week. Here’s his schedule.

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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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La Cucaracha: Home Depot credit card info hacked? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 1, 2014 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON HOME DEPOT:

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In Beverly Hills, a cardboard gardener ‘represents’ (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 25, 2014 Cultura
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We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts […]

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