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Se Habla Inglés: Call Centers in Mexico are Turning Deportees into Telemarketers

Deported Mexicans that have spent a lifetime in the United States are becoming a hot commodity at telemarketing companies in Tijuana. Why? Because of their strong grasp of English. Telemarketing companies actively recruit these English speakers to their call centers to do everything from customer service to collecting debt.

A new video by AJ+ tells the story of deportees like Luis Aguero Andrade, who was deported in 2013.


According to the video, 70% of the call center workers are migrants or deportees.

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Apparently, they caught these workers on “wear your soccer jersey to the office day.”

The telemarketing execs give an interesting pitch to deportees:

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READ: There’s a Twitter Bot that Will Correct You If You Tweet “Illegal Immigrant”

Andrade appears grateful for the gig, but admits something doesn’t feel quite right:

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Watch the full video:

If you were deported, would you take a job like this or try to make your way back to the U.S.?  Tell us in the comments below. 

Yes, Latino Republicans DO Exist... and They're Politically Active


Yes, Latino Republicans DO Exist… and They’re Politically Active

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Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a Latino Republican. There are even some conservative celebrities blending in with the “Hollywood liberals.” After all, there is a reason that Donald Trump made his way to Los Angeles in July to talk to the Friends of Abe, a conservative group for the entertainment industry. Here are some familiar names that are supporting the GOP.

Alex Rodriguez, Baseball Player

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AROD was quick to pledge his support, and money, to Mitt Romney in 2012.

Daddy Yankee, Singer

The Puerto Rican reggaeton star publicly backed Senator John McCain in 2008 saying, “I believe in his ideals and his proposal to date this nation. Like I said before, he’s been a fighter for the Hispanic community and I know, for me personally, I chose him as the best candidate because he has been a fighter for the immigration community.”

Eduardo Verástegui, Model & Actor

This Mexican heartthrob used his good looks and fame to make an anti-abortion video for La Dura Realidad. The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and the Susan B. Anthony List used Verástegui’s voice in a robocall campaign to sway Latino voters to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012.

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Andy Garcia, Actor

The Cuban actor was just one of several Republican celebrities lining up behind Mitt Romney in 2012.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Actor

This muscle-bound leading man is putting space between himself and Chris Christie but gladly spoke at the 2000 Republican Convention. Although, he recently demanded to be removed from a Chris Christie ad.

Verónica Castro, Actress

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The stunning telenovela star used her fame to bring attention to her favorite candidate, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, at Unidos Por La Vida.

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Paul Rodriguez, Comedian

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The comedian and actor made the change from Democrat to Republican and made a speech to explain his decision. Rodriguez even became the voice for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Nuestro Futuro ad. The comedian also made statements against undocumented immigrants in 2014:

“Let us say we allow these 7,000 children to stay here and grow up American and go to our schools,” Rodriguez said. “What do we say to the 60,000 that are going to follow them? And the 150,000 that will follow? Can we house them all? Do we have the whereabouts? We can’t even take care of our own kids here now.”

Erik Estrada, Actor

The former CHiPs star idolized John McCain in the 2008 elections calling the presidential candidate his hero. In 2012, Estrada again sided with the GOP and endorsed Mitt Romney along with Andy Garcia and Lorenzo Lamas.

READ: How the Power of Art is Being Used to Fight Crime in Mexico

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The mother of two and songstress performed her hit “Con Tu Amor” at the 2004 Republican Convention. Republicans loved this Latina so much they asked her to come back in 2008.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Actor

Along with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar, may not be the most outspoken Hollywood Republicans but they are reportedly a happy Republican couple.

Arte Moreno, Owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Moreno, the first Latino owner in Major League Baseball history, is a staunch Republican.

Are you surprised by these Latino Republicans? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below!

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