n September 15, 2016, in an essay titled “The Hustler: Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles,” I argued that then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was hustling the American public. Now, thanks to the support of the FBI’s James Comey, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Trump—as President of the United States—has […]
Alvaro Huerta: As our main agenda item consists of the “The Taco-Truck-in-Every-Corner Campaign,” we’re also reflecting on how resilient, proud and generous we are as a people.
Alvaro Huerta: While political foes, pundits, cable news anchors and journalists are bewildered by Trump, I grew up with his type: wannabe tough guy, bully and hustler.
Alvaro Huerta: Like many braceros of his generation from rural Mexico, my father didn’t speak too much about the horrible working and housing conditions he endured while toiling in el norte.
Alvaro Huerta: In retrospect, I should have written about their remarkable stories of hard work, sacrifice and resilience in a hostile society.
Alvaro Huerta: Doesn’t the GOP’s lack of love or respect for our neighbors—both outside and inside of our borders—represent a violation of Christian values? It makes no sense to me. Yet, what do I know, I’m an atheist. Republican Christian Values
Alvaro Huerta: Instead of glowing in an important historical moment, where two Latino leaders represent viable candidates for the highest office in the United States, Rubio and Cruz have engaged in a vitriol debate over their disdain towards undocumented immigrants. Anti-Latino Candidates
Alvaro Huerta: Should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the Obama administration, millions of undocumented immigrants will finally receive some much needed, temporary relief from deportation.
Alvaro Huerta: While many political pundits, opponents and comics have reduced Trump to a caricature, based on his outrageous and boisterous claims, his critics and those who poke fun of him underestimate the inhumane consequences of a Trump presidency.
Dear President Donald Trump, Now that you’ve become our new Emperor, I mean 45th President of the United States, I have a confession: I’m an “anchor baby.” Given that you represent the best white hope to “Make America Great Again!,” I’m confessing in exchange to be pardoned for my birthright citizenship crime. Honestly, I didn’t […]
Alvaro Huerta: By viciously attacking Latino immigrants, Trump makes it crystal clear to one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic and key voting groups that they are not wanted in the GOP.
Alvaro Huerta: Given that Republican leaders haven’t adequately condemned Trump’s racist comments, the GOP’s weak response speaks volumes to Latinos.
Alvaro Huerta: While I became accustomed to being pulled over, frisked and questioned by the police in the projects, I never expected this harassment to follow me to UCLA, when I first enrolled as a freshman math major.