alot of chicanos call mexicans wetbacks/mojados. It's used the same as paisa, the ones that come over here and try to look down on chicanos for not knowing every word in the spanish dictionary get disrespected. I will never understand that shit. My abuelito is puro mexicano, lived in East Los n his parents were from Mexico and he doesn't give mexicans shit for not speaking spanish, neither did his parents. But for some reason paisa's think every mexican desendant in America should be fluent and that's why chicanos disrespect those ones n call them wetbacks.
Most people use wetback as a slur for any mexican, even if he was born in the US, which means he couldn't be a wetback.
Hmm, i guess its the usual problem of immigrants, that some identify with their original heritage and some with their new home and between those you are going to have tensions.
From what i heard there are also many Chicanos in LA pissed at immigrants and fighting immigration for the same reasons white and black people do it. Because they are scared to lose their jobs to them, scared of crime etc.
My girlfriend is the daughter of immigrants too and she is facing the same problems with her people. She is very educated and speaks 6 languages, but some of her people consider her a traitor because she is mingling with a german, not staying true to her roots the way she is supposed to be etc. BS in my eyes.
Its some fake pride i guess, also with the paisas i mean. If you are in a foreign environment people tend to cling to their roots even more then the people back at home, you know what i mean?