Ask a Mexican: Can illegals enjoy a pleasure cruise in the U.S.?

Ask a Mexican: Can illegals enjoy a pleasure cruise in the U.S.?

Dear Mexican: I'm in this country illegally, but I have a current passport from the country I am from, and I have an international drivers license. I could not renew my California driver's license after my travel visa expired. Occasionally, I fly commercially within the U.S., and these docs are always sufficient. I wish to take a cruise to Alaska that leaves from and returns to Seattle, with no stops in Canada. Will these docs work for that, or am I putting myself at risk with the authorities?
La Estrella de Sinaloa

Dear Sinaloa Star: While you can theoretically make it — your proposed trip is domestic travel after all — it's better not to put yourself at risk, since the Obama administration is even cracking down on cruise ships in their ridiculous search for the undocumented. Then again, maybe you should take the trip. Go to Alaska, then smuggle yourself into Canada, as the Great Gabacho North continues to welcome Mexicans like they're welcoming burritos (Burrito Brothers in Toronto? Not too bad for a Canadian burrito). According to the Mexican Migration Project, the number of temporary workers who found employment in Canada grew from about 7,000 cabrones in 1998 to nearly 18,000 in 2007. And those hosers are so darn nice that academics writing for the Migraciones Internacionales journal last year opined, "Although results reported here suggest that American guest workers fare much bet­ ter in the labor market than those without documents, they still do not achieve the same level of economic welfare as their counterparts in Canada, earning less money per hour, working fewer hours per week, remaining abroad fewer months per year, and thus earning 28 percent less income during a season of work." You heard the eggheads, raza: time to push Aztlán into Alberta!

Dear Mexican: I must be one low-class individual. According to the news tonight, Taco Bell is introducing an "upper class" menu that includes black beans next month. I never even heard of black beans until I moved from Los Angeles to Denver. Grandma always made pinto beans and I used to (and still do on occasion) eat them by the bowl. Since when did black beans become "higher class"?
Dumbfounded in Denver

Dear Gabacho Wab: Beans as status symbols? You know it! Although black beans are a part of the Mexican diet, it's only traditionally found in the southern and Gulf Coast states; the rest of the country sticks with pinto beans. But black beans became associated with Mexican food in los Estados Unidos mostly because of food trends that gabachos loved and Mexicans didn't bother. They started popping up at "higher-end" Mexican restaurants during the Southwestern cuisine movement of the 1980s, the same fad that brought us fajitas and the abomination known as the Southwestern (or Santa Fe) chicken salad, an ensalada that's unknown in New Mexico. The megachain Chipotle, which emphasizes its use of hormone-free meat, continued the use of black beans, further searing into the American psyche that those legumes are somehow healthier than pintos, even though both are equally good for eaters. Now, Taco Bell is following in their footsteps with the use of frijoles negros, knowing that gabachos now associate black beans with trendy food, and the humble pinto with beaners. I will give Taco Bell credit regarding one part of their Cantina Bell project: while they didn't get a Mexican to head it, they got some Venezuelan chica instead of a gabacho like Rick Bayless, thereby keeping this atrocity in the Latino family, but not daring to pin it on an actual Mexican. Now that's progress!

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Fseque83
Fseque83

I guess they don't teach sarcasm to you inbreds in St. Louis, all you idiots are taking this article a little too literal.

HUG
HUG

drop them off in mexico

Tom
Tom

How do the costs compare between black & pinto beans? Regards, Tom

Paythepriceasyougo
Paythepriceasyougo

It is great that illegals can have a fun life in the USA. All that have to worry about is being deported for their felonious federal crimes and state crimes. WHILE, USA citizens visitng Mexico have to worry about being murdered , kidnapped, robbed, raped while trying to have a nice cruise or vacation in Mexico. Is not life grand?

James Hodges
James Hodges

They get mad because a mexican can come to America and advance their standard of living faster than blacks do... Note I didn't say "can" but rather said "do..."

Nickarmadillo
Nickarmadillo

Rather than worrying about cruises, perhaps you should be looking into A) becoming a legal citizen B) applying for a visa or C) getting the **** out. Believe me, I know that legal immigration is a huge hassle and would prefer if they loosened restrictions (my own lady friend is a foreign national), but them's the rules.

Mrghostrider13
Mrghostrider13

Just ask the black 's how they feel about Mexicans ,if you think Kitty was blowing off steam you should ask them and see what kind of lip service you get John

James Hodges
James Hodges

This is a site called "Ask a Mexican" where mexicans can ask questions about being mexican and mexican culture... The site caters to the whims... whines and issues of racist La Raza Mexicans…not people like Russians... Englishmen... Irishmen... or Frenchmen... Duhhh… do the math... silly boy...

RJ
RJ

Not sure where the illegal in the story above identified themselves as being Mexican.

James Hodges
James Hodges

Seems we are starting to uncover the great lie about illegal immigration… Illegal immigrants are poor… they pay their taxes… they work jobs no one else wants… they take cruises… What? They take cruises? Working for minimum wage or less picking oranges and such…? Seems we need to replace Obama with an illiterate dirt poor Mexican… perhaps they can show us how it's done…

KITTY
KITTY

John: I was a little harsh, but I really didn't want them dead. I wanted to make a point. Regardless who is to blame, here are the cold hard facts: Calfornia spends $10.5 billion per yr on illegal immigrants. Of that $1 billion per year is spent on the costs to imprsion convicted illegal felons. California is all but bankrupt because of this. In total, the US Government spends $113 billion anually on illegals. These costs are outrageous and ongoing. We taxpayers pay for all this and I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

John
John

If you really truly believe that illegals are the source of all your ills, you've been watching too much Fox News. The source of all your problems is the two party system. They have one hand in your pocket, and another around your neck. Is it a problem? Certainly, I've seen more than my fair share of them running around STL, however to the degree that you're spewing your bile all over this board, makes me question both your sanity and your intelligence. You need meds and a good romp in the sack from the sound of things. Keep smoking those pipe dreams Fox is blowing your way, you'll find either party selling us down the river to the oil barons or the financial sector. You are one seriously fucked up bitch to wish people dead merely for their attempt to take care of them and theirs.

KITTY
KITTY

Of course you fucking illegals can enjoy a cruise in the USA. As soon as they cross the border, they cruise to the nearest welfare office to sign up for food stamps, medicade and disability. Then they cruise on to the nearest public school to enroll their lilttle wetbacks. The next port of call is a Labor Ready office where they cruise in and provide false ID's and stolen SSN's. Their last port of call is the local election headquarters where they illegally register to vote as Obama supporters. So, to all those illegal cruisers, I hope your fucking ship sinks and you all drown!

 
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