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: 9780761871286
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 34 MB
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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

  1. La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism—A Paradigm

By Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones

  1. Immigration Should be a Basic Human Right

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The Day I Learned I was Poor and Mexican

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Once Ashamed of My Mexican Parents, but not Anymore

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. A Chicana/o Manifesto on Community Organizing: Reflections of a Scholar-Activist

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. “Just Say No” to Senate’s “Gang of Eight” Immigration Bill

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. No White Christmas for Brown Immigrants

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Lessons on Community Organizing in Chicana/o Communities: Educate, Agitate & Organize

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Socioeconomic Inequality Impacting Marginalized Communities Must Change

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Republican Leaders Will Regret Attacking Latina/o Immigrants

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Scaremongering Over Child Refugees is Deplorable

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Without Hope, Blacks and Latinas/os Will Take to the Streets

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. El Robo: In Memory of My Mexican Mother

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. La Pistola: In Memory of My Mexican Father

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Lessons My Mexican Father Taught Me

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The Day My Mexican Father Met Cesar Chavez

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. A Chicana/o Love Story: Tribute to a Wise and Beautiful Chicana

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Trump’s Racist Comments Help Democrats in the Future

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. New Republican Xenophobic Policies Will Inevitably Backfire

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta



  1. Trump Exemplifies True Colors of GOP

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Symbolizes White Privilege

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. City of Los Angeles Should Regulate Street Vendors

By Joaquin Montes Huerta and Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Saturday Night Live Must Dump GOP Candidate Donald J. Trump

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. U.S. Courts Maintain Undocumented Immigrants in the Shadows

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The Shameful Case of Latino Republican Leaders: Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Republican Policies and Christian Values: Inherent Contradictions?

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. An Open Letter to Candidate Clinton on Trouncing Trump in the General Election

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Urban Planners Unite Against Trump

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The Hustler: Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump: Confessions of an “Anchor Baby”

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The Hustler 2.0: President Trump

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. An Open Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on California Becoming a Sanctuary State

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. The “War on Immigrants”: Racist Policies in the Era of Trump

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. On the Chicana/o Moratorium of 1970 and the Case of Ruben Salazar

By Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones

  1. Advocating for the Immigrant Domestic Workforce

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. President Barack Obama Should’ve Halted Mass Deportations

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. No Deal on “Sh*thole” Border Wall!

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Viva the Scholar-Activist!

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. In Memory of My Beloved Brother: Noel “Nene” Huerta

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. Trump Epitomizes America’s History of Anti-Mexicanism

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. A Call for Urban Planning Latina/o Faculty: In Memory of Dr. Leo Estrada

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

  1. I Am Not Your “Wetback”

By Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Conclusion by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Works Cited

Index

About the Author

About the Contributors

Customer Reviews