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9th Nov '17 10:14:17 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod's'' main plot point is how Haik, the Filipino-Australian, is revealed to be illegal in both Australia and the US--Fil-American Mirasol took him to the hospital after she found him washed up on the California beach, and ICE officers showed up at her house a while later to arrest him and ship him back to the Philippines. An additional layer is that Haik is the title's Filipino ''god,'' who's roaming around unrecognized and nearly-forgotten [[DeathOfTheOldGods since Spain colonized the islands.]] It's also pointed out that Mirasol may get jailed or sent to the Philippines as well despite being ''an actual American citizen,'' as [[LawfulStupid punishment for "helping a criminal."]]

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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod's'' main plot point is how Haik, Haik the Filipino-Australian, Filipino-Australian is revealed to be an illegal immigrant in both Australia and the US--Fil-American US. The Fil-American Mirasol took him to the hospital after she found him washed up on the California beach, and ICE officers showed up at her house a while later to arrest him and ship him back to the Philippines. An additional layer is that Haik is the title's Filipino ''god,'' who's roaming around unrecognized and nearly-forgotten [[DeathOfTheOldGods since Spain colonized the islands.]] It's also pointed out that Mirasol may get jailed or sent to the Philippines as well despite being ''an actual American citizen,'' as [[LawfulStupid punishment for "helping a criminal."]]
9th Nov '17 10:10:09 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod's'' main plot point is how Haik, the Filipino-Australian, is revealed to be illegal in both Australia and the US--Fil-American Mirasol took him to the hospital after she found him washed up on the California beach, and ICE officers showed up at her house a while later to arrest him and ship him back to the Philippines. An additional layer is that Haik is the title's Filipino ''god,'' who's roaming around unrecognized and nearly-forgotten [[DeathOfTheOldGods since Spain colonized the islands.]] It's also pointed out that Mirasol may get jailed or sent to the Philippines as well despite being ''an actual American citizen,'' as [[LawfulStupid punishment for "helping a criminal."]]
7th Oct '17 3:37:24 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Aug '17 7:49:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Film/{{Machete}}'' films has this as an underlying theme, following the trend of exploitation films to be used to preach political aesops. The trope is spoofed in ''Film/MacheteKills'' when MasterOfDisguise El Camaleón (disguised as a Mexican) is about to be shot by rednecks who mistake him for an illegal immigrant. He removes his fake mustache and talks in his normal voice to show he's not Mexican, only for the rednecks to assume he's Canadian and shoot him anyway.

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* The ''Film/{{Machete}}'' films has this as an underlying theme, following the trend of exploitation films to be used to preach political aesops. The trope is spoofed in ''Film/MacheteKills'' when MasterOfDisguise El Camaleón (disguised as a Mexican) is about to be shot by rednecks who mistake him for an illegal immigrant. He removes his fake mustache and talks in his normal voice to show he's not Mexican, only for the rednecks to assume he's Canadian and shoot him anyway.



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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode "Two Way Stretch Snodgrass", Mr. Conklin and Miss Brooks, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be Stretch Snodgrass' parents]], spin [[BlatantLies a story of illegal immigration and a secret marriage to preserve their masquerade]]. Mr. Conklin's daughter Harriet walked in the room, threatening to blow up the scheme when she identifies Mr. Conklin as her father and claimed her mother (Martha Conklin) was nowhere in sight.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode "Two Way Stretch Snodgrass", Mr. Conklin and Miss Brooks, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be Stretch Snodgrass' parents]], spin [[BlatantLies a story of illegal immigration and a secret marriage to preserve their masquerade]]. Mr. Conklin's daughter Harriet walked in the room, threatening to blow up the scheme when she identifies Mr. Conklin as her father and claimed her mother (Martha Conklin) was nowhere in sight.



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* The Mexican ''norteña'' music band, ''Los Tigres del Norte,'' song ''Tres Veces Mojado'' (Three times a wetback) which tells the ballad of a Central American migrant as he makes his way from his home country, through Mexico, towards the U.S.

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* The Mexican ''norteña'' music band, ''Los Tigres del Norte,'' song ''Tres Veces Mojado'' (Three times a wetback) which tells the ballad of a Central American migrant as he makes his way from his home country, through Mexico, towards the U.S.S.

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22nd Aug '17 7:34:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the Cheech Marin comedy ''Film/BornInEastLA'', where the main character is merely ''mistaken'' for an illegal alien and tries to get back home to L.A. after he's deported.
26th Jul '17 12:55:57 PM Lanes17B
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* The political satire group Capital Steps wrote a song entitled "Welcome to the State of Arizona" (Sung to the tune of "Hotel California") centering around a man in a large coat being confronted by a police officer at the border. Then the man casts off his coat to reveal that he's a Navajo, and proudly states that ''his'' people had been fighting against illegal immigration since 1492.

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* The political satire group Capital Steps wrote a song entitled "Welcome to the State of Arizona" (Sung to the tune of "Hotel California") centering around a man in a large coat being confronted by a police officer at the border. Then the man casts off his coat to reveal that he's a Navajo, and proudly states that ''his'' people had been fighting against illegal immigration since 1492.1492.
* The Mexican ''norteña'' music band, ''Los Tigres del Norte,'' song ''Tres Veces Mojado'' (Three times a wetback) which tells the ballad of a Central American migrant as he makes his way from his home country, through Mexico, towards the U.S.
17th Jun '17 3:03:42 PM TheJ0ker
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* Calamities of Nature discusses the [[http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=277 protest of illegal immigrants in the US]].
9th Apr '17 6:59:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has an unusual Japanese version: Maria, an illegal alien, probably from [[AmbiguouslyBrown the Philippines, Southeast Asia, or somewhere farther off]]. She bought the identity of a male student in Itoshiki-sensei's class despite looking like she's ten years old or so, but doesn't bother to crossdress or otherwise act like him. Poverty and lack of education in her home country make Japanese high school very strange to her.

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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has an unusual Japanese version: Maria, an illegal alien, probably from [[AmbiguouslyBrown the Philippines, Southeast Asia, or somewhere farther off]]. She bought the identity of a male student in Itoshiki-sensei's class despite looking like she's ten years old or so, but doesn't bother to crossdress or otherwise act like him. Poverty and lack of education in her home country make Japanese high school very strange to her.
5th Mar '17 11:33:50 AM nombretomado
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* In the 2008 "American Dream" miniseries from MarvelComics, American Dream meets an illegal alien of this type.

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* In the 2008 "American Dream" miniseries from MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, American Dream meets an illegal alien of this type.
26th Dec '16 10:03:14 AM ultimomant
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* The ''Film/{{Machete}}'' films has this as an underlying them, following the trend of exploitation films to be used to preach political aesops. The trope is spoofed in ''Film/MacheteKills'' when MasterOfDisguise El Camaleón (disguised as a Mexican) is about to be shot by rednecks who mistake him for an illegal immigrant. He removes his fake moustache and talks in his normal voice to show he's not Mexican, only for the rednecks to assume he's Canadian and shoot him anyway.

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* The ''Film/{{Machete}}'' films has this as an underlying them, theme, following the trend of exploitation films to be used to preach political aesops. The trope is spoofed in ''Film/MacheteKills'' when MasterOfDisguise El Camaleón (disguised as a Mexican) is about to be shot by rednecks who mistake him for an illegal immigrant. He removes his fake moustache mustache and talks in his normal voice to show he's not Mexican, only for the rednecks to assume he's Canadian and shoot him anyway.
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