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News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans

July 29th, 2010 § 58 comments

And how would the most upset of these people feel were they to experience for even one day the true threat of being under the glare of anti-immigrant hostility and anti-Latino hate in the USA today?

News With Nezua vids first appear Monday mornings at La Frontera Times. Wednesdays they show up at UMX, as well as in a dim setting at The XOLAGRAFIK Theater. YouTube (truncated) version here.

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  • […] Checkpoint that went down at Netroots Nation last week in Las Vegas, here is the latest edition of News with Nezua, cross-posted with the gracious permission of Alfredo de La Frontera Times and […]

    • Teresa says:

      Really? You’re an idiot.. My mother’s white and from another country. She gets asked to show her documents all the time and does so with no problem. My husband is half hispanic and about half the people he works with are from mexico. All here legally and all in support of Arizona’s law. It’s not about race. It would be more like anyone who’s pulled over that has an accent. If the police take mexicans that can’t show ID but let white people go then there would be a problem but that would be the officers mistake not the law. The law is constitutional because the constitution protects OUR laws and OUR CITIZENS. If you’re not a citizen and don’t like our laws go back to your country. Other countries will shoot illegals crossing borders on site and you whine about showing ID? Really? Also the constitution is the US constitution. If you aren’t a US citizen the constitution doesn’t apply to you so you don’t get those rights. You love our country, opportunities, constitution, so much become a citizen. I agree the immigration is in desperate need of reform. It shouldn’t take years to come to this country, but others have done so and if they have you should have to as well. Anyone who gets pulled over has to show ID or get arrested (at least they’re suppose to, I agree sometimes the officer might let the person go if they haven’t had offenses or it’s a minor thing but again that’s the officers fault). Also I’m native American (Cree) I’m in support of the law as well. To all the people who say all the white people should go back to Europe, because they’re here illegally, you’re idiots. There were no laws on immigration back then there for they didn’t break any laws/do anything illegal. I am saddened by what my people had to go through and how our culture was torn apart, but if you love your culture and language so much and you want to fly the mexico flag while burning the American one go back to mexico. The country you love so much. Also I always thought it was funny when mexicans say, in spanish, that the white people are oppressing them and pushing our culture, laws, language on them. When The only reason they speak spanish is because the Spaniards that came over raped, killed, pillaged, and just about every other thing in the book, but you’re willing to still speak spanish. The true native Americans that belong here (by your standards if the Europeans are illegal) have their own language depending on what tribe they’re from. They do not speak spanish.

      *also sorry about it being a reply to a specific person I was trying to put it as a reply to the video and website not the person or their comment*

      • nezua says:

        Angry Commenter:

        You are hilarious. You begin without even introducing yourself in my place, but right away insult me. The person who installed and maintains the software, who pays for the site you just spent time on. You just breeze in and begin oozing hostility. THEN, you leave off apologizing about what place on the page you dumped your words? It is a very interesting set of social rules you must carry around in your mind.

        Okay. Let me get at your comment. I really wish you’d shown some respect for all readers and broke the paragraph up. It’s much easier on the eyes and the mind. But okay, you are clearly feeling a lot of feelings and just rushing ahead without thinking much about others. I gotcha.

        Hmmmm. Well, I don’t understand what your anecdote is supposed to prove. But thank you for sharing tales about your family with us. I, too, have various stories I could tell you now about family (and friends) of various ethnicities, and guess what? In my story, they will all be against SB 1070. I will cap off that paragraph by saying “It is about race.”

        That’s fun for a minute. But really, I don’t really care to argue law with you. I’m too busy and I don’t like you. But I’m sure there are sites where you can really get into it. Just kinda “mix it up” and stuff. Get all loud and legal.

        What I do know is that Susan Bolton, the judge (not a relative of Michael!) has pretty much taken the legs away from this law you really really like a lot. Sure, it’s being appealed. But for now, the law, as it were, is saying “no go.” Saying something like “Noooooot Constitooooooshunul.” Kinda like a voice in the trees. Carrying a big gavel.

        But yeah. You can argue with Bolton, or whomever, but it won’t be me.

        l am trying to read further through your jazzy blend of anecdote, insult, professions of sadness, and spattering of pseudo-legal argument. It is not easy! Okay…you begin calling people idiots again…False Dilemma tactic…Strawman…hum….Pretending to know how people from my culture should feel, insinuating confusion and self-loathing, well, well well.

        This video really got under your skin, didn’t it? That is clear!

        Hmm. I guess I don’t have anything else to type. That’s sorta why I make these videos.

        Thanks again for spending time on my site! Peace.

      • chicano says:

        actually you bombastic wannabee 1/8th convenient “indian” many Native people on the Rez do speak spanish, in fact many speak mono-spanish. So you are wrong. YOU are not Native that silly argument and native card pulled by all you Europeans is silly. having a native ancestor is different than being native and having a european ancestor somewhere. If you truly where Native you would not be excusing the fact that Europeans are illegally here. Yes there where laws and rules, set forth by Native inhabitants, the various Nation States, Tribal Nations and Clans existing then. Those Rules and Laws where violated to the extremem by European Illegal Scum something any Native would have recognized of the bat, of course that is something you are not. Go back to Europe or shut up!

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jaime Puente News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 I.. http://bit.ly/aIema4 […]

  • NEW News With Nezua! News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Check… http://bit.ly/bfMSYr

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  • […] quite so tolerant and one white gay male blogger, (who shall remain nameless) John Aravosis of Americablog, even made a complaint to the Netroots organizers and demanded apologies from the DREAMers. Though […]

  • tonyherrera says:

    VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • Shirl_inLA says:

    RT @tonyherrera: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • tonyherrera says:

    @Shirl_inLA No banners! Well how about a video instead? : http://bit.ly/bkZWgb #altoarizona #nn10 / enjoy! :-)

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  • bangpound says:

    Crucial! Some white progressive activists at #nn10 can’t humble themselves to listen and learn?! http://bit.ly/bfMSYr Viva @newswithnezua!

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  • noahsloss says:

    Awesome video! @newswithnezua The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Check… http://bit.ly/bfMSYr #p2

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  • Be sure to check out this week’s #newsw/nezua http://bit.ly/bPk74O Great job @nezualito #p2 #RI4A # #immigration #nn10

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  • sjgloria says:

    http://bit.ly/bkZWgb / Illegal Europeans gets caught at Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint

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  • Shirl_inLA says:

    Thanks! xoxo “@tonyherrera: @Shirl_inLA No banners! Well how about a video instead? : http://bit.ly/bkZWgb #altoarizona #nn10 / enjoy! :-)”

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  • tonyherrera says:

    @vmramos Following up on our convo of yesterday, you should take a look at this: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb #altoarizona #NN10 #racialprofiling

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  • tonyherrera says:

    I’m now following @monitalan – I think she’d like this video from @newswithnezua: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb cc: @univision @minsd @latinopolitics

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  • michael mandel says:

    Nezua,

    Great video, and a brilliant way to confront white folks on their (our) privilege. Must have been fascinating to see how people responded to being treated differently than expected. But wow, those two guys – whoa. Talk about needing a serious wake up call. If they have any love in their heart or open-mindedness in their soul, they should be deeply, deeply ashamed. And then do something about it.

    By the way, I went to a march across the Brooklyn Bridge today in solidarity with the people of Arizona. Great turnout, and what was most inspiring to me was the huge participation and leadership by young people. I’m really bad guessing ages but I’d say a majority of the marchers were teenagers – and just about all were immigrants themselves or from immigrant families. Made me feel like the movement (and the future) is in good hands.

  • tonyherrera says:

    @wendycarrillo have you seen @newswithnezua ‘s Netroots Nation Immigration Checkpoint video? It’s a must see: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb #NN10

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  • robynochs says:

    Thought-provoking action today, as Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law begins @ News w Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/aTMIjc.

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  • tuimeltje says:

    RT @robynochs: Thought-provoking action today, as Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law begins @ News w Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/aTMIjc.

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  • _Analisa_ says:

    RT @nezua News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/cvXSXu

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  • edgery says:

    I missed the action, but am really glad you did it. Interesting that some folks feel “their” issues are more important than others, or that this is “their” conference. Recognizing the issues others live with that may be different than mine seems to me the essence of compassion; without compassion for others, how can I expect others to care about what is important to me? Thanks for doing this!

  • @nezua This is really fucking good. Illegal Europeans at #nn10 http://bit.ly/angXNR @YCarrillo4 @tonyherrera @LizBethMateo @WillColey

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  • […] SB 1070,  New York Times Coverage of SB 1070, Videos of protest against SB1070 from Puente, New with Nezua (interesting mock ICE checkpoint), Vivir Latino […]

  • jaime_rafael says:

    News With @Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/apXhH9 /cc @feedly | Great video shows the reality of the word “ally” #sb170

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  • RT @sjgloria: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb / Illegal Europeans gets caught at Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint

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  • EnglishPlus says:

    RT @sjgloria: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb / Illegal Europeans gets caught at Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint

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  • Anna Renee says:

    This is great work! Thanks so much for this.
    Let’s destroy white privilege that gouges the eyes and hearts out of white people! They need to be freed from it!!
    Continue to broadcast it back to them so they can know what’s going on and become fully human!
    White privilege is a devouring beast of white peoples souls!

    • nezua says:

      Thank you, Anna! I agree. They suffer terribly from the advantage that has corroded the soul and thinking process, and can’t even see it most of the time.

  • Jasmine says:

    I take it you want to destroy what is left of the US welfare state, then? You cannot have both a generous welfare state and unlimited immigration. There is no longer a safety net in the US for workers who have been displaced by cheap undocumented workers. The latter is directly connected to the former. Is it your desire that the entire US become a third world country, with a tiny elite and an impoverished majority? Since when do leftists embrace the race to the bottom?

    Politically correct “leftists” who support mass immigration are only playing the capitalists’ game. Mass immigration is good for corporations and for rich yuppies who want cheap domestic slave labor. In the ongoing economic collapse, it is a disaster for the working class that is already here, particularly people of color.

    Why do you bother with the yuppies at Netroots, anyway?

    • nezua says:

      Please find for me where I stated I wanted “unlimited immigration.”

      What I want is for the workers that this economy (and your comfort as well as mine) currently requires be treated humanely. I want racists called out for what they are, and I want those who preach violence for my people to be attended to properly. I want white supremacist valuation to be destroyed or ridiculed, and I want trade policies with other nations that do not destroy their economies. If US policies do attain this, I want that remedied. Most of all, I don’t want the most vulnerable to suffer for national confusion or governmental intransigence. Finally, I am ready to go toe to toe with any creeps who think they can take advantage of this time and hunt me or people like me. That is what I want.

      I suppose I bother with the yuppies for the same reason I answer comments like yours.

  • RT @newswithnezua: NEW News With Nezua! News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Check… http://bit.ly/bfMSYr

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  • alisavaldes says:

    RT @newswithnezua: NEW News With Nezua! News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Check… http://bit.ly/bfMSYr

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  • RT @newswithnezua: NEW News With Nezua! News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans: FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Check… http://bit.ly/bfMSYr

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  • Egads! @ChrisWeigant looks like a real douche in #nn10 #MockIce raid vid! http://bit.ly/bfMSYr & no mention on his blog! via @newswithnezua

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  • cherylcolan says:

    Pretty awesome vid from @newswithnezua mock ICE checkpoint demanding papers from illegal European immigrants http://is.gd/dXbN7 #sb1070

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  • DreamAct says:

    VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 #Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • raylab says:

    watch it. then talk about it. RT @DreamAct: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at #nn10 http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #altoarizona

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  • loren_campos says:

    Hilarious! RT @nezua News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/cvXSXu

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  • djenne says:

    News With Nezua | The Illegal Europeans http://bit.ly/aTMIjc via @AddToAny

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  • WaldenE says:

    MT @DreamAct SEE #IllegalEuropeans caught @ NetrootsNation2010 #Immigratn Checkpt http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • drdigipol says:

    RT @DreamAct: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 #Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • CAPAction says:

    RT @DreamAct: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 #Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • kimroc1 says:

    RT @DreamAct: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 #Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • ra9de says:

    RT @DreamAct: VIDEO: Illegal Europeans caught at Netroots Nation 2010 #Immigration Checkpoint: http://bit.ly/bkZWgb via @newswithnezua #NN10 #altoarizona

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  • RT @newswithnezua: graz to all buena gente tweetin out this nezalicious channel & especially the recent vid http://bit.ly/dkeItx “The Illegal Europeans”

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  • Aspasia says:

    Love, love LOVE this, Nezua! Sad to say, though, I’m not surprised at the negative reaction received from some people at NetRoots who experienced the mock checkpoint. The worst racism and bigotry I’ve experience so far have come from so-called progressives who make assumptions about my ethnicity, my self-identification and my family’s socioeconomic background. When I call them on it, then either silence falls or the stuttering begins.

    I will be sharing this on my Facebook!

  • Stylist says:

    Amazing video and great theater as well! I also wholeheartedly agree with you about the need to show the differences in reactions from the to europeans when confronted by brown people.

  • […] or years after the fact” … “Some were puzzled, many laughed, and a couple were furious” … “How I’m here, talking to you now, I really don’t know” […]

  • kingfelix says:

    So, did the mock-checkpoint discover any illegal European immigrants?

    That would actually demonstrate that there is some unaddressed equivalent problem, comparable to that of illegal immigrants from Latin America.

    All you saw is the same indignation that white law-abiding citizens feel when confronted by racial profiling as Latino law-abiding citizens feel. But what is not thus demonstrated is that illegal immigration is fine, but rather that racial profiling is odious.

    Then the woman pops up to list her various grievances, including being ‘undocumented’. Well, without her and the others like her, there’d be no need for racial profiling, would there? There’d be no problem to address. Instead of seeing that, she presents herself as fighting on the right side to a solution to a problem of which she is the driver.

    And then, like her, Mr Nezua, you basically characterize your white enemies as suffering some sort of ‘privilege’, a descriptor that allows you to continually assert that therefore their views automatically disqualify themselves, as they derivce from some form of mental derangement, while your own views, and those of your supporters, magically, are ‘real’ and founded upon timeless truth. This is evident in your replies, which alternate between demanding ‘respect’ and doling out insults.

  • […] or years after the fact” … “Some were puzzled, many laughed, and a couple were furious” … “How I’m here, talking to you now, I really don’t know” […]

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