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Arizona Immigration Law Questions Dora the Explorers Background

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Dora the Explorer's appearing to more than the miniature-sized crowd--the cartoon character now doctored up in a mug shot with black and bleeding lip, holding a sign that lists her 'crimes'. That's right, poor Dora's being used to scare the hell out of little people--and adults--everywhere. She's supposedly guilty of illegal border crossing and resisting arrest.
Arizona's controversial new immigration law is stirring up national attention in the outcry over citizenship. In efforts to drive their point home, campaigners against the state's immigration law are using a doctored-up image of Dora the Explorer as a mascot to symbolize the cause. This one's not just for kids: Adults are supposed to question the character's immigration status and country of origin.
Across the internet, Dora's background continues to be explored -- even by the likes of the Huffington Post, the site that's posted faux articles narrating Dora the Explorer's capture and arrest. Another Dora photo, circulating en masse on Facebook, features the cartoon character catapulting over the fence at United States and Mexico borders.
The image isn't new, just its usage. The doctored Dora pic -- showing the kid with the black eye -- was created sometime last year by Debbie Groban. Groban apparently designed the battered Dora pic for a contest related to a fake news website. But those campaigning against the new Arizona immigration law have found a new use for the 'mug shot'.
The Nickelodeon network has seemed to fuel the fire -- refusing to comment on Dora's background. And people want to know. Researchers and the public have been diligently trying to find clues, to help determine Dora the Explorer's birthplace or citizenship. Even the voice that narrates the cartoon itself has been questioned. It seems two actresses have actually provided the 'voice' of Dora, one Peruvian and the other Cuban. But not even the fictional location of her tv show has been confirmed or denied.

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Some laws can't be understood

October 4, 2012 by LinaG, 10 years 35 weeks ago

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Some laws can't be understood by me. I mean, I'm not quite sure if they are accepted FOR people or AGAINST people... Anyway, thanks for the article. It really gives much food for thought.

First of all sorry because I

February 14, 2014 by emmawatson061 (not verified), 9 years 16 weeks ago

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January 21, 2016 by DavidGutierez (not verified), 7 years 19 weeks ago

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I have visited here for the first time. And of course like the post above.
I think the immigrants should go through the