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The Border Patrol and Their Migra Corridos: Propaganda, Genre Adaptation, and Mexican Immigration

Keywords: United States , America , Mexico , border , borderlands , border patrol , illegal immigration , literature , Mexican ballads , corridos

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The U.S. Border Patrol efforts to stop illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States are manifold. In recent times, the U.S. Border Patrol has begun employing so-called corridos, or Mexican ballads, as a means of covert propaganda to slow down illegal immigration. In her article, María Herrera-Sobek discusses the appropriation of the corrido genre by the U.S. Border Control and analyzes the corridos from the point of view of extra-literary adaptations.

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