Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond

Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond

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A collection of short essays and stories, Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond focuses on one of the most vilified, demonized, and scapegoated groups in the United States: Latina/o immigrants. Using his rigorous academic training, public policy knowledge, and community activist background, as well as his personal and familial experiences as the son of Mexican immigrants, Alvaro Huerta defends and humanizes los de abajo / those on the bottom. He skillfully re-frames how Latina/o immigrants should be viewed as productive and important members in this country, debunking the xenophobic tropes, lies, and myths about Latina/o immigrants as criminals, social burdens, and national security threats. Accompanied by the brilliant art of an internationally acclaimed artist, Salomon Huerta, and powerful photos of two established photographers, this book also investigates intersectional issues related to race, class, place, and state violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761871279
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 826,423
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alvaro Huerta holds a joint faculty appointment in urban & region planning and ethnic & women’s studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He’s the author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword by Dr. José Z. Calderón
Introduction by Dr. Alvaro Huerta
1.Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
2.La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism—A Paradigm
By Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones
3.Immigration Should be a Basic Human Right
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
4.The Day I Learned I was Poor and Mexican
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
5.Once Ashamed of My Mexican Parents, but not Anymore
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
6.A Chicana/o Manifesto on Community Organizing: Reflections of a Scholar-Activist
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
7.“Just Say No” to Senate’s “Gang of Eight” Immigration Bill
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
8.No White Christmas for Brown Immigrants
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
9.Lessons on Community Organizing in Chicana/o Communities: Educate, Agitate & Organize
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
10.Socioeconomic Inequality Impacting Marginalized Communities Must Change
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
11.Republican Leaders Will Regret Attacking Latina/o Immigrants
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
12.Scaremongering Over Child Refugees is Deplorable
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
13.Without Hope, Blacks and Latinas/os Will Take to the Streets
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
14.El Robo: In Memory of My Mexican Mother
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
15.La Pistola: In Memory of My Mexican Father
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
16.Lessons My Mexican Father Taught Me
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
17.The Day My Mexican Father Met Cesar Chavez
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
18.A Chicana/o Love Story: Tribute to a Wise and Beautiful Chicana
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
19.Trump’s Racist Comments Help Democrats in the Future
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
20.New Republican Xenophobic Policies Will Inevitably Backfire
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

21.Trump Exemplifies True Colors of GOP
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
22.Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Symbolizes White Privilege
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
23.City of Los Angeles Should Regulate Street Vendors
By Joaquin Montes Huerta and Dr. Alvaro Huerta
24.Saturday Night Live Must Dump GOP Candidate Donald J. Trump
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
25.U.S. Courts Maintain Undocumented Immigrants in the Shadows
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
26.The Shameful Case of Latino Republican Leaders: Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
27.Republican Policies and Christian Values: Inherent Contradictions?
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
28.An Open Letter to Candidate Clinton on Trouncing Trump in the General Election
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
29.Urban Planners Unite Against Trump
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
30.The Hustler: Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
31.An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump: Confessions of an “Anchor Baby”
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
32.The Hustler 2.0: President Trump
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
33.An Open Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on California Becoming a Sanctuary State
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
34.The “War on Immigrants”: Racist Policies in the Era of Trump
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
35.On the Chicana/o Moratorium of 1970 and the Case of Ruben Salazar
By Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones
36.Advocating for the Immigrant Domestic Workforce
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
37.President Barack Obama Should’ve Halted Mass Deportations
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
38.Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
39.No Deal on “Sh*thole” Border Wall!
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
40.Viva the Scholar-Activist!
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
41.In Memory of My Beloved Brother: Noel “Nene” Huerta
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
42.Trump Epitomizes America’s History of Anti-Mexicanism
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
43.A Call for Urban Planning Latina/o Faculty: In Memory of Dr. Leo Estrada
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
44.I Am Not Your “Wetback”
By Dr. Alvaro Huerta
Conclusion by Dr. Alvaro Huerta
Works Cited
Index
About the Author
About the Contributors

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