Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Oscar nomination honors the undocumented

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Chris Weitz directed the film "A Better Life" starring Demián Bichir, who is an Oscar nominee for best actor. Weitz also directed "New Moon" and "The Golden Compass." He has filmed four videos on Alabama's immigration law: http://isthisalabama.org/

"As I ride to the Oscars on my compañero Demián Bichir's coattails this Sunday, I will be mindful of some ironies.

Will the canapés passed around to the guests arriving in black tie and gowns be served by documented workers? Hard to say.

Even "respectable" concerns like Wal-mart have used middlemen to enable them to benefit from the lower wages they can pay "illegals" (to use a favorite Republican term).

Doubtless the ingredients themselves will have been through the