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16th Sep '16 9:31:29 AM erforce
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* Three of the five members of the main cast of ''Film/TwentyTwo'' are illegal immigrants, which is why the characters are reluctant to go to the police even as they are being killed off one by one.
7th Aug '16 4:41:36 AM Adept
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* SethRogen's character in ''Film/KnockedUp'' is the PlayedForLaughs Canadian subtype.

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* SethRogen's Creator/SethRogen's character in ''Film/KnockedUp'' is the PlayedForLaughs Canadian subtype.
8th May '16 8:39:18 AM billybobfred
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** Of course the comparison also extended to the fear of being discovered, which is something Clark could relate to and then some. After all the laws regarding citizenship apply to humans or at the very least to individuals born on Earth. As do the laws prohibiting [[ExactWords human rights abuse]]. So quarantining and experimenting on a Kryptonian, for example, wouldn't be illegal.

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** Of course the comparison also extended to the fear of being discovered, which is something Clark could relate to and then some. After all the laws regarding citizenship apply to humans or at the very least to individuals born on Earth. As do the laws prohibiting [[ExactWords [[InhumanableAlienRights human rights abuse]]. So quarantining and experimenting on a Kryptonian, for example, wouldn't technically be illegal.



* 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.

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1492.
15th Feb '16 8:10:25 PM johnsmithxxi
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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.
--> '''Miss Brooks'''; Your father and I, your father and me, we've been secretly married for sixteen years.
--> '''Harriet Conklin''': But I'm almost seventeen.
--> '''Miss Brooks''': I'm over seventeen. I was hoping you wouldn't notice it.
--> '''Biff Mooney'''': What is this all about? Mrs. Snodgrass, I demand to know the truth!
--> '''Harriet Conklin''': Mrs. Snodgrass!
--> '''Mr. Conklin''': You might as well know the whole story Harriet. As a poor but honest immigrant, I entered this country illegally. Your mother and I started out from the old country together.
--> '''Miss Brooks''': But I, your mother, couldn't make it. They shot me at the border. Of course, years later I was smuggled into the country.
--> '''Mr. Conklin''': With a group of Oriental laborers.
--> '''Harriet Conklin''': Oriental laborers?
--> '''Miss Brooks''': Don't look down your nose at me, girl. I helped build Boulder Dam!
4th Feb '16 5:50:43 PM Maxiboy136
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->''"So don't tell anybody, what I'm gonna do\\

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->''"So don't tell anybody, what I'm gonna I wanna do\\
1st Sep '15 1:48:53 PM StFan
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->''"So don't tell anybody, what I'm gonna do''
->''If they find out, you know that they'll never let me through..."''
-->-- '''{{Music/Genesis}}''', "Illegal Alien"

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->''"So don't tell anybody, what I'm gonna do''
->''If
do\\
If
they find out, you know that they'll never let me through..."''
-->-- '''{{Music/Genesis}}''', '''Music/{{Genesis}}''', "Illegal Alien"



* In the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]], a group of (ex-mutant) women are imported from Russia as prostitutes.

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* In the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]], a group of (ex-mutant) women are imported from Russia as prostitutes.



* Klara Prast of the {{Runaways}} may be an illegal alien. According to promotional materials released around the time of the team's guest appearance in ''AvengersAcademy'', there's no record of her having entered the United States. Her backstory also fits with that of many illegals - she was forced to work in an unsafe factory and [[MaritalRapeLicense sexually exploited by her much older husband]] (for reference, she was about ''eleven years old'' at the time.)

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* Klara Prast of the {{Runaways}} ComicBook/{{Runaways}} may be an illegal alien. According to promotional materials released around the time of the team's guest appearance in ''AvengersAcademy'', ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'', there's no record of her having entered the United States. Her backstory also fits with that of many illegals - -- she was forced to work in an unsafe factory and [[MaritalRapeLicense sexually exploited by her much older husband]] (for reference, she was about ''eleven years old'' at the time.)
15th Aug '15 8:32:55 AM Winter
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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has an unusual Japanese version: Maria, an illegal alien, probably from [[AmbiguouslyBrown Brazil or the Middle East somewhere]]. Interestingly, she defies stereotypes by using the identity of a male student but does not crossdress.
** She's also much younger than the person whose identity she bought, which along with the lack of education in her own country makes her attendance in high school pretty much an exercise in futility.
* Ling Yao of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is an illegal immigrant from a place called Xing. He's sent to jail, but breaks out later.
** Though since he's a prince, he could probably be considered a diplomat or such, but he didn't have his papers (and [[YoungerThanTheyLook they wouldn't believe he was only 15]]) when he was arrested.

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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has an unusual Japanese version: Maria, an illegal alien, probably from [[AmbiguouslyBrown Brazil or the Middle East somewhere]]. Interestingly, she defies stereotypes by using 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 does not crossdress.
** She's also much younger than the person whose identity she bought, which along with the
doesn't bother to crossdress or otherwise act like him. Poverty and lack of education in her own home country makes her attendance in make Japanese high school pretty much an exercise in futility.
very strange to her.
* Ling Yao of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is an illegal immigrant from a place called Xing. He's sent to jail, but breaks out later.
** Though since
later. Since he's a prince, he could probably be considered a diplomat or such, but he didn't have his papers (and [[YoungerThanTheyLook they wouldn't believe he was only 15]]) when he was arrested.




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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has Suu the SlimeGirl, who's not just an illegal immigrant but a member of a previously unknown species. However, the local representative of the government agency managing interspecies affairs declares new species and illegal immigrations "Not [her] problem" since she already has [[BeleagueredBureaucrat too many other duties]].
6th Aug '15 7:49:31 PM MechWarrior
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** Results in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in ''Light'': [[spoiler: a police officer was about to deport Edilio and his family, but upon recognizing Edilio (now a hero due to his actions in the FAYZ), the officer instead calls four other cars full of cops to protect him.]]

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** Results in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in ''Light'': [[spoiler: a police officer was about to deport Edilio and his family, but upon recognizing Edilio (now a hero due to his actions in the FAYZ), the officer instead calls four other cars full of cops to protect him.]]



* {{Calexico}}'s song "Across the Wire" is rather vaguely-worded, but can be interpreted as a song about two Mexican brothers sneaking into the US.

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* {{Calexico}}'s {{Music/Calexico}}'s song "Across the Wire" is rather vaguely-worded, but can be interpreted as a song about two Mexican brothers sneaking into the US.
16th Jun '15 12:34:31 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/StVincent'':
** The inept moving crew in the beginning of the film may or may not be this; Vincent's accusations imply he believes they might be.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the case of the supervisor Oliver's dad hires. Vincent threatens to call Immigration on her, but she informs him that she is a citizen.
29th May '15 10:11:56 AM Odon
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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 La Chameleon (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, following the trend of exploitation films to be used to preach political aesops. The trope is spoofed in ''Film/MacheteKills'' when MasterOfDisguise La Chameleon 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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