“In high school, a friend’s mother told me that “the government should ship back all illegal immigrants.” Ship back — as if we were damaged furniture.”
Coming Out: A Confession from a Harvard Student
Both were successful individuals, but thanks to the instability of the Fujimori regime, my parents lost everything. Both of them held university degrees, but as is the case with many professional immigrants, Mom and Dad saw themselves relegated to unfulfilling work once settled in America.
This reminds me of one of the waiters at the Salvadoran restaurant in Berkeley, California; he was a university professor back home but over here he’s a waiter.
“In Hispanic areas of Phoenix, you can see decals on cars that read FUCK ARPAIO (which is also the title of a popular Chicano anti-Arpaio rap song).”
“Flanked by Arpaio’s two large body men, we pass through a series of jail yards, first for the women (where one of Arpaio’s deputies warns me, “Remember that you’re a married man – heh heh”), then for the male prisoners, who idle torpidly in the shade. Inside Arpaio’s jails, according to the federal lawsuit, guards refer to Latino inmates as “wetbacks,” “Mexican bitches,” “stupid Mexicans” and “fucking Mexicans.” Female prisoners, the suit claims, were forced to sleep in their own menstrual blood; officers refused to respond to the inmates’ pleas because they were made in Spanish. Meanwhile, Arpaio’s jailers allegedly circulated e-mail images of a Chihuahua in a bathing suit, calling it “a rare photo of a Mexican Navy Seal.”
— Reminder: U.S. American politicians seek endorsements from Joe. [Rolling Stone