The Weekly's A-to-Z Guide to Being Undocumented

From alien to visa, everything you need to know about America's favorite people

The <i>Weekly</i>'s A-to-Z Guide to Being Undocumented
Illustration: Julio Salgado | Design: Dustin Ames

Hola, gentle readers! I'm OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano, here to introduce this wonderful graphic novella about the realities of living life as an undocumented person in the U.S. But instead of having an anchor baby like me tell you, I turn the pen over to two awesome activists: Prerna Lal and my former KPFK producer, Julio Salgado! Take it, kids! And any reader complaints about the Weekly supporting the Reconquista can be sent to garellano@ocweekly.com. Happy ranting!

 

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arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

Undocumented immigrants MUST get out of this country now. I mean it!

bpone
bpone

Regarding illegal immigrants receiving taxpayer subsidized benefits:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/la-county-welfare-food-stamp-payouts-total-153m-in-early-2014/

Inmate population list from ONE Texas jail.  Count the number of illegal immigrants on the list (those with Border Patrol, ICE, or U.S. Marshals detainers) and take note of their listed crimes.  Imagine if EVERY jail and prison in the U.S. made their inmate population list public!

http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/Inmates/

handcraftedserape
handcraftedserape

sheriff joe arpaio knows who the illegal aliens are and exactly what to do with them. go joe!

bagamoto
bagamoto

Centrifuge, That is a person worthy to be here. Crossing the border illegally and having anchor babies is what a lot of Americans and legal immigrants are pissed about. However the last few Administrations seem to be more concerned about a guy with an alleged illegal shotgun {Ruby Ridge} and a cattleman in Nevada { no problems pulling guns there} than they do guarding our damn joke of a border.

centrifuge909
centrifuge909

I wonder what my colleague would think of this article. He paid upwards of $10,000 plus got a Masters Degree in Computer Science to be able to live in this country...legally. He now makes $95,000/year - THAT is a much needed contribution to this country and its ever-dwindling economy.


Funny how "illegal immigrant" is seen as a racist term by most undocumented Hispanics. Interesting how they think immigration is only an issue for their people. Sadly, I feel they bring it upon themselves.

sexybackdoc2014
sexybackdoc2014

Rasmussen poll out this week says by a 52 to 36 margin,Americans say the federal Gov't  isn't aggressive enough in deporting illegal aliens....And I bet if you word the poll question to be Do you want illegals coming here and taking American Jobs the results would be 80-20 for no

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Illegal aliens think they're so cute with their crayons and leaf blowers. They're a lot cuter when they have crocodile tears streaming down their faces as the deportation bus returns them to their homelands. 

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

Looks like its mostly mexicans that are confused about legal vs illegal


To disobey a commonsense law like not sneaking into a country and then


to try and pretend like you are the victim 


shows an uneducated irrational mind


All good people welcome people of all walks of life into their country and neighborhoods etc


But good people dont welcome law breakers in


just like Gustavo doesnt want someone to 


illegally come into his home 



So I know that agreeing with commonsense would stop your derailed train of thought


it is a disrespect to the hard working LEGAL mexicans that you do your disservice to


centrifuge909
centrifuge909

@bagamoto  

exactly! And THAT is how this country can benefit from immigrants - ones that desire an education and a life that contributes to society. We have too manywho want to "do the jobs that Americans don't want to do". That is B.S. - when I was 16 I worked for $5/hour and I would gladly pay an extra quarter for a head of lettuce if deserving citizens can make $15/hour+ picking them.

centrifuge909
centrifuge909

@bagamoto @centrifuge909
wow same here - my first car was a '72 Olds Cutlas Supreme, $1000 out the door with my $5/hour savings! Then I worked at a coca cola bottling plant then a garage door factory while in college so don't tell me white bread Americans won't do dirty work!

 
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