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There’s A Reason People Are Falling In Love With This Latina From ‘The Walking Dead’

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Ever since we first met Rosita three seasons ago on “The Walking Dead,” fans noticed she wasn’t much of a standout character. But now, this Latina is coming into her own as the one that can save them all.

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From the very first glimpse fans got of Rosita, she seemed to be a character in the background that didn’t say much. Because of her relationship with Abraham, Rosita (played by the amazing Christian Serratos) was always in the shadow.

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We learned that she’s a medical assistant traveling from Houston to D.C., and she definitely has good fighting instincts. However, while we always understood that she’s tough and very loyal to her crew, we still didn’t get a sense of what she’d bring to the storyline until much later.

Fans of Rosita knew she had a spark, but her light didn’t truly shine until Abraham broke up with her in season 6.

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It wasn’t until after this break up that viewers truly got a sense of Rosita’s pain and anger. There was so much more to Rosita, and now, free of Abraham, she revealed herself as a true fighter and someone that wasn’t going to play by the rules.

Rosita’s warrior spirit came through with a vengeance after Negan brutally killed her ex, Abraham, and Glenn at the beginning of season 7.

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Even though Abraham had moved on with Sasha, viewers could not help but sympathize with Rosita as she clearly still loved him very much. It was then, after their torturous killings, that Rosita had had enough.

While Rick (the supposed leader) bowed down to the enemy, Rosita was already planning on killing Negan.

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Finally, the only Latina on this show is going to get vengeance against the most hateful villain of the series. It’s so awesome to see this woman take matters into her own hands, and not give in while others in her crew seem to be all talk and no action.

So you best believe that viewers were in awe when Rosita was the first to actually point a gun at Negan and pull the trigger.

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Powerful AF.

Even though she missed, Negan was clearly impressed. So impressed, that he didn’t kill her right then and there.

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But like most Latinas, Rosita isn’t giving up. Not by a long shot.

In last week’s episode, we saw Rosita and Sasha taking their plan of killing Negan to the next level.

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What makes this episode even more compelling is that Rosita FINALLY shares her story with not only the viewers but with the woman who Abraham left her for.

Rosita talks about her past, and the various relationships with men who helped shape her fighting mentality and teach her skills that women typically don’t care to know. She says that all her ex-boyfriends underestimated her, but that Abraham didn’t, which is why perhaps he left her — because she didn’t need him.

Writer Rob Bricken said that it was at this very moment that “Rosita has reframed things so we see how her character was informed by Abraham, as opposed to existing solely as his supporting player.”

We’re not sure how things will play out, or if she’ll be able to kill Negan, but we applaud Rosita’s bravery.

Rosita won’t stop until she gets her revenge on tonight’s #TWD.

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We can’t wait until this week’s episode!!

READ: These Characters Are Showing How Versatile Latina Actresses Are

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Some Immigrants Are Removing Their Tattoos To Avoid Being Profiled By ICE

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Some Immigrants Are Removing Their Tattoos To Avoid Being Profiled By ICE

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There’s a lot that can go wrong with getting a tattoo. One moment you’re loving it, the next your mom is beating you with a flyswatter and telling you that you’ve ruined your life. And while there’s always a risk with getting a tattoo, one group of people, immigrants, are finding out their tattoos could end up getting them in serious trouble and potentially deported.

One San Francisco area tattoo removal facility has reportedly seen an upswing in the number of immigrants and DACA recipients looking for tattoo removals.

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These individuals fear that ICE may classify them as gang members or gang affiliated, which would make them targets for potential deportation. As Nora Ruiz of the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, which offers tattoo removal, told CBS, immigrants with tattoos feel like “moving targets” and that they “fear that they might be seen as a certain type of person or judged in anyway, people want to get their tattoos removed.”

We’ve already seen at least one immigrant stripped of his DREAMer status because of his tattoos.

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It makes sense that immigrants with former gang affiliations would want to formally sever ties with their past, but what about those who just happen to be immigrants with tattoos?

Last month, 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained by ICE and had his DACA status revoked. According to The Guardian, he had a tattoo, “La Paz BCS,” written in Spanish on his forearm, which officers took as a sign of gang affiliation. Medina had no prior record and was in good standing with his DACA status. When asked by authorities about his tattoo, The Guardian reported, Medina said he “used to hang out with the Sureños in California” but “fled California to escape from the gangs.” An attorney for Medina says the tattoo actually stands for La Paz, Baja California Sur, the city where Ramirez Medina was born.

Deportation aside, having a tattoo can be an unfortunate connection to a past you’d rather forget.

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Whether you have a former lover’s name tattooed on your body or a gang tattoo covering your face, there are clinics that provide services for tattoo removal. Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles has given many former gang members a second chance on life they might not otherwise have. Be sure to check out the services they provide if you’re are interested in having tattoos removed.

Check out Homeboy Industries here.

READ: Homeboy Industries Removes Tattoos For Former Gang Members And Released Prisoners