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ATM machine

ATM machine  n.— «Targeting immigrants is not unique to Oakland. Last month Richmond police were called to investigate the fatal robbery of an El Salvadoran immigrant. The city’s street thugs sometimes refer to Latino and Asian laborers as...

Guat

Guat  n.— «Crimes against Guatemalan immigrants have become so prevalent in South Florida that offenders routinely refer to the attacks as “Guat-bashing.” In fact, Guat-bashing is so widespread that the federal government might...

stash house

stash house  n.— «Authorities say more than 50 people trafficked thousands of illegal immigrants through the town of about 700 holding them over in this motel known to cops as a stash house.» —“Bowie residents surprised at human...

hurry-up syndrome

hurry-up syndrome  n.— «When pilots make the wrong decisions because of a real or perceived need to rush through their tasks, they are said to have experienced the “hurry-up syndrome.” Inevitably, the end result is a calamity...

ladder people

ladder people  n.pl.— «In this working-class town built by immigrants from Europe generations ago, some locals have taken to calling the latest arrivals from overseas “the ladder people,” for the cranes and ladders on the...

bajador

bajador  n.— «Even the gentler smugglers are routinely armed with assault rifles, shotguns or pistols. Firepower serves to intimidate clients who might try to escape. It also defends against so-called bajadores, bandits who kidnap...