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Illegal immigration

The main theme of “Deportation at Breakfast” by Larry Fondation is that of illegal immigration to the USA, especially from Latin America.

Javier is most probably a Mexican immigrant who gets caught by the authorities and who is taken away, most likely to be deported (as indicated by the title).

We are not given any information about Javier’s life, his past or the reasons he has come to America illegally. This suggests that his main reason is shared by every other Mexican immigrant in America: the search for a better life.

Javier accepts his fate in peace, without resisting arrest, suggesting that he expected this to happen at some point during his life in America:

The eggs were spread out on the griddle, the bread plunged inside the toaster, when the authorities c...

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