Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: Roswell, NM: Some say newspaper cartoons offensive

"Cartoons poke fun at licenses for illegals," write Katie Krim for

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A series of political cartoons against driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is causing quite a stir. Even the governor says the newspapers cartoons go too far.

The cartoons in the Roswell Daily Record poke fun at the law that gives driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. They've run in the paper over the last year, including one from Friday that features a caricature of an immigrant whose only able to muster the word "si."

"Here you have a gentleman with a cap and a Mexican flag on it," said Javier Martinez from the Partnership for Community Action. "You have this own here crossing the border. As a person of color, they're very offensive."

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