A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
NO WAY JOSE
IT'S OUR NATION
[George] George McClaire, Spokesman of Anti-Immigration Group: We are Americans, simply defending our land and our values from those who would cross that border without permission! White people are disappearing, and it's our country! They come here and take our jobs. They get on welfare, and bring their drugs into this country. And steal, steal our way of life.
[Officer Hyland:, U.S. Border Patrol] We're here to insure their free speech and safety. They have a right to express their opinion ...
[Officer Carr, U.S. Border Patrol] And it's a free country. And they're the local team. But we don't take sides, even though we do agree with them, and they're right.
[Lila] Lyla Rod, Camera Test: "The Cinco de Mayo fiesta is the fastest growing Latino holiday in the" ... excuse me -- it's not a Latino holiday, it's only a Mexican celebration.
[Jeff] Okay, what's your name, honey?
[Lila] Lyla Rod.
[Jeff] Alright, Ms. Rod. We are looking for a Latino reporter.
[Lila] I am Latina. I mean, my real name is Rodriguez. My professional name is Lyla Rod.
[Vicky] Vicky Martin, KMDE News Anchor: The first day Lila came to the station, she asked me, "What do I have to do to be like you?" And I told her, "Be yourself."