Is Dora the Explorer an illegal immigrant?

The image above of Nickelodeon cartoon character Dora the Explorer was created in late 2009 by Debbie Groben of Florida for


The Associated Press

CHICAGO — In her police mug shot, the doe-eyed cartoon heroine with the bowl haircut has a black eye, battered lip and bloody nose. Dora the Explorer’s alleged crime? “Illegal Border Crossing Resisting Arrest.”

The doctored picture, one of several circulating widely in the aftermath of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, may seem harmless, ridiculous or even tasteless.

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