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Of COURSE they knew that! Of course!

So grateful I got this up on time... I've been struggling with severe sinus pain and pressure thanks to the crazy weather here in DC, and it's turned into being sick for real. I'd much rather fast-forward to allergy season, allergies hurt less than this.

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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cote de Pablo is one who isn't from Mexico.  Shakira too.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
I did not know about Shakira! Cote de Pablo I know about only because for the longest time I thought she was legitimately Israeli because of the show NCIS. Because, you know... if it's on TV you can believe it. Always. ALWAYS. :blush:
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And then Cote left NCIS...to play an Israeli in another show :P
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Ha! I love it! You did a great job of having these two self-congratulating people stomp on their own tongues with the best of intentions. The slow burn on Javiera's face is priceless, as is the frantic backtracking of the other two.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
I was in high school when people started to talk a lot about illegal immigrants coming into the US from the Mexican border. For several years I personally believed illegal immigrants came only from Mexico... and because at the time the discussion around immigrants from south of the border was so hostile I struggled to imagine someone immigrating legally from Latin or South America. 

I remember my junior year in high school history class we were discussing what was then the current immigration trends and almost all the kids in the class were surprised to learn that A) not all illegal immigrants are Mexican, and B) there are millions of people from Latin and South America who immigrated here legally. As an adult I have a much more rounded understanding of the issue, but I've never forgotten the shock of realizing how little I understood at the time. 

Hooray for growing pains, eh? ;) 
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Ah, see, I had a blunt education on the subject in high school. We lived at a boarding school in PA, and one day we heard the news that a coyote had abandoned his latest immigrants in a van in the broiling sun to avoid being caught by the police. They nearly died, but were rescued...and prepared for return to their homes as soon as they recovered. One of our Spanish teachers raced off and managed to take custody of one Guatemalan, a meek and frightened man who lived at the school (with that particular professor) . He got our visitor a job at a mushroom mine, and the school began taking up a collection to help him out. Eventually, he was ordered to surrender and return home, and we knew we could not send the cash with him; it would vanish as soon as he reached his homeland. So we sent it through quiet channels, but could never be sure it reached him, nor could he communicate with us. We never learned his fate, so it haunted all of us to wonder and hope but never know.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Aw, poor guy... I hope he got the money. =( 

I never had an experience quite like that, but I've heard stories like it from people whose family members were in similar situations. My education on the matter started when I wrongly assumed a classmate from Puerto Rico was Mexican (not unlike what Darren and Allison are doing up there), and then when I started working in social services I learned that in the DC area there are actually very few Mexican immigrants. As an adult working in social services I learned the DC area in particular has a very diverse Latino population. Lesson learned. 
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