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la migra

la migra
 n.— «Maybe my water bottle will last and I will come to some place like San Bernardino, or to Los Angeles, and become lost there, from la migra—that is our name for the immigration.» —“Thousands of Mexicans Illegally Cross U.S. Border Each Month” by Bill Dredge Los Angeles Times May 2, 1950. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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