MEANWHILE, here’s an interesting photo set from Dulce Pinzón which shows real life Mexican immigrant workers in superhero garb:

The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of the hero who has gone unnoticed. It is common for a Mexican worker in New York to work extraordinary hours in extreme conditions for very low wages which are saved at great cost and sacrifice and sent to families and communities in Mexico who rely on them to survive. The Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the US. Conversely, the US economy has quietly become dependent on the labor of Mexican immigrants. Along with the depth of their sacrifice, it is the quietness of this dependence which makes Mexican immigrant workers a subject of interest.

[Via Val]


  1. Interesting … we praise (illegal) mexican immigrants for working in conditions that were deemed unfair several decades ago. Why the rush to roll back the clock on the labor movement?

  2. Nowhere does it say that these are illegal immigrants. In fact, considering they’re willing to be photographed and have their names made public, I’d figure these particular workers all have legal status.