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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Promised Land"

Fabulous cover gracing the current New Yorker by Germany-born illustrator Christoph Niemann:




Niemann tells the LatinoVoices arm of the Huffington Post: "I'm an immigrant myself and what I always found staggering is that there are tons of Europeans who get green cards and I know some of them are not legal from the get-go and that never comes up," he said. "Having a racial undertone in this debate is extremely hurtful. It shouldn't have anything to do with where the immigrant comes from." "Too often in politics, very complex subjects are being turned into sound bites, so it's easy to take them apart," he also reminds the magazine, "I draw a parallel between current immigrants and early settlers -- the hope is that it will provide context, to help keep things in perspective."

Thanks for the reminder, Chris!

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