January 26, 2012, - 2:49 pm
It’s a first: Oscar nominated an illegal alien.
If you paid attention to the Academy Award nominations announced earlier this week, you might have noticed the name Demian Bichir among the Best Actor nominees. Bichir came to this country illegally by his own admission and did the “hard work Americans just won’t do”: he made guacamole. He graduated to another such “hard work Americans just won’t do” profession: acting, a line of work in which Hollywood has run out of eager participants/waiters/waitresses. Oh, and he performed another “job Americans just won’t do”: babydaddy to an out-of-wedlock kid.
If you don’t recognize Bichir’s name, he’s the Mexican (and part Lebanese Arab) actor who plays a drug kingpin/mayor in the HBO series, “Weeds.” But his nomination is for his lead role in “A Better Life” (read my review), which falsely glorifies all illegal aliens as hard-working, decent, sympathetic people who just want to get buy and live the American dream like you and me (along with their spoiled brat anchor baby kids). The movie also briefly portrays Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as cold and heartless, even though under Barack Obama’s BS immigration policies, Bichir’s character would be left alone and allowed to stay here and illegally work and earn money. The movie doesn’t show you a single one of the myriad of illegal aliens who murder, rape, steal, drink and drive . . . and plan Islamic terrorism. And that’s why I knew it would be nominated for an Oscar in at least one category.
Upon getting the Oscar nomination, Bichir bragged about how he came to the United States illegally, stayed here illegally, and worked here illegally. And, yet, we rubber-stamped his eventual citizenship request. Why? Good question. Only Bichir can release his immigration records. More:
The story struck a chord with the actor, who has been been acting in the USA for more than 25 years. When Bichir first arrived in New York (he was already well-known in Mexico at the time), he, too, had to make it as an undocumented worker for a year. “I started working at this restaurant where I learned to make guacamoles,” he says. “So I know what I’m talking about.”
He became a U.S. citizen seven years ago.
Bichir lives primarily in Los Angeles but keeps a home in Mexico City. He’ll next appear in Oliver Stone’s Savages.
Bichir became a father eight months ago to a girl named Gala, born out of a romance in Spain last year while he shot the film Ivan’s Dream. . . . He and the mother are no longer a couple.
Yup, exactly the kind of illegal aliens we need to give citizenship to: babydaddies who star in left-wing “Che” and Oliver Stone movies.
Awesome. Yo soy disgusted.
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