La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 6 months ago

    OK, Lalo, why don’t YOU pay for all of the attendant costs of caring for these children who Belong in their Own country. We can’t meet the needs of the Latino community that is already Here…or that of African-Americans or, especially, Native Americans. Or, even more importantly, this country’s unemployed. You have the $$$…why don’t You take charge rather than putting words in children’s mouths! ;)

  2. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Don’t you have to go outside to tell them to get off of your lawn?

  3. indiethink

    indiethink said, 6 months ago

    Since there were protests on both sides during the described incident, is Lalo sarcastically saying that any Americans’ right to dissent becomes a “Screamville?”
    And if so, isn’t he guilty of doing the same in his strip?

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Totally unrelated to this issue, this weekend I read the CIA World Factbook on Honduras and Guatemala. What awful countries! No wonder people are doing everything they can to get their children (if not themselves) out!

  5. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Almost every comment today is nailing it, basically Lalo is indeed living in his own bigoted world.

  6. bowtiedaddy

    bowtiedaddy said, 6 months ago

    It’s the latest idea to turn red states into blue ones….

  7. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    just curious what the reaction would be if that busload of children were from Europe or Canada and were of the proper skin color

  8. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, 6 months ago

    @nighthawks

    well you guys really don’t like Justin Bieber in the US ha!!!

  9. JhonJuan Adams

    JhonJuan Adams said, 6 months ago

    I see once again Lalo is getting a ration of Teabagger hate filled rants. These children are refugees. They belong here. They have as much right as any other refugee.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @ORMouseworks

    Well considering those children were refugees from some long term US actions in El Salvador, Guatemala an Columbia. From the US aid to tyrants and death squads in the 1970’s-1980’s to the century old Drug War still failing, still distorting the world.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Why are children coming in such large numbers? Are gangs targeting kids specifically?

    Children are uniquely vulnerable to gang violence. The street gangs known as “maras” — M-18 and Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 — target kids for forced recruitment, usually in their early teenage years, but sometimes as young as kindergarten. They also forcibly recruit girls as “girlfriends,” a euphemistic term for a non-consensual relationship that involves rape by one or more gang members. http://www.vox.com/2014/6/30/5842054/violence-in-central-america-and-the-child-refugee-crisis
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    […]
    As one might be able to tell, the culture of empire was on full display. They don’t know what the “rules” are. “Dangerous smugglers”—the “coyotes” parents are paying to help get their children safely to America—are putting children’s lives at risk. Obama resents that parents haven’t listened to his “clear message” to not put “their kids through this,” like they’re supposed to obey him first and foremost and not desire a better life for their children where they can live safely. […]

    […]
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Washington, DC, conducted a major study, “Children on the Run” [PDF], that examined this crisis. There has been increased numbers of children and adults seeking asylum since 2009. Eighty-five percent of new applications for asylum in 2012 came from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Altogether, asylum requests from Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize increased 435%.
    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/07/01/obamas-answer-to-child-refugee-crisis-at-us-mexico-border-speed-up-deportations/
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    Though out of those Nicaragua and Costa Rica are in better shape than the others, all of whom the US has had a brutal hand in destabilizing them.

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 6 months ago

    @JhonJuan Adams

    You’re awfully free & easy with other peoples money. Are you donating your income to pay for this? Are you going to the detention centers to help? How many of these kids have you taken into your home?

  13. agrestic

    agrestic said, 6 months ago

    @ORMouseworks

    ORMouse shows her(?) racist ways, which she thinks we won’t notice if she winks at the end. Yes, everyone deserves to be able to stay in their homeland, but when decades of US policies in Central America lead to this: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/world/americas/fleeing-gangs-children-head-to-us-border.html , well, I think we’d better step up and take responsibility. We as a country do have tons of money. Just ask the Brothers Koch. Or the Waltons. It’s just that those monsters would rather not spend a few bucks to literally save the lives of small children fleeing murder. And it sounds like neither do you.

  14. indiethink

    indiethink said, 6 months ago

    Perhaps a simple solution is to bill those countries for the costs involved.
    Then we could import people to our hearts content.

  15. agrestic

    agrestic said, 6 months ago

    @indiethink

    Oh, indie, your arguments are so thin. Maybe you should feed them more often. Did you watch the videos of the mob confronting buses of frightened children? They were, in fact, screaming. A lot. So no, I don’t think if you were to actually exercise your brain, you would think (think!) that’s what Lalo was claiming.

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