There’s a New Movie About ‘Green Card Soldiers’ Who Fight In The U.S. Military

“Where are you from, Nero?” “South Central Los Angeles.”

Did you know there are thousands of soldiers in the U.S. military who aren’t American citizens? They’re dubbed “green card soldiers” and they are legal residents of the U.S. Some of them get a fast track to citizenship for their service. Some have been deported to their country of birth after being arrested for crimes like drug possession and DUI. Others die in battle and are buried in the country they came from – not the U.S.

A new movie titled “Soy Nero” tells the story of a teenager who grows up in Los Angeles and is deported back to Mexico with his parents. After he crosses the border and makes it back to Los Angeles, he joins the military with the hope of earning his citizenship – but Nero’s reality is much harsher than he dreamed.

Actor Tony Ortiz, who plays Nero in the movie, made a passionate statement about green card soldiers during a recent interview:

Film Raises Issue of Soldiers Who Are Rejected From U.S. After…The U.S. is breaking its promise to give citizenship to foreigners who enlist in the U.S. military. A new film called ‘Soy Nero’ highlights the issue.

Posted by HuffPost LatinoVoices on Friday, February 19, 2016

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This Popular YouTuber Defends Her Latina-ness


This Popular YouTuber Defends Her Latina-ness


“Embrace who you are and don’t feel like someone is going to attack you for it.”

Who knew talking about your background could piss off so many people? Surely not MonicaStyle Muse, a YouTube blogger. She took a break from her typical topics — style, shopping, makeup — to have a little fun with the popular Latina Tag and answer questions like, “Where are you from?” Dominican. “What’s your favorite Merengue Singer?” Tulileeeee. “Do you speak Spanish?” Claro que sí.  “What’s your favorite Dominican dish?” Platanos con salami!

In the video, you can see the dark beauty answering all these questions with pride. She even sings and shakes it to merengue and bachata!

But not everyone was a fan of her answers. She received a lot of comments questioning her Latinaness because of the color of her skin. So, she answered with the following:

Latina tag

Her reply was filled with pride and the support from her fans starting rolling in. You go girl!

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