In case you missed part of the Republican National Convention last night in Cleveland, here is Kentucky state senator Ralph Alvarado, who has no problem saying that he is a “legal” Hispanic or that this whole national dialogue should center around “legal Hispanics.”
For the record, Alvarado’s family comes from Costa Rica and Argentina. In case you are keeping score, according to Pew, 243,000 people of Argentinian descent were living in the United States in 2013. That’s about 34 million behind people of Mexican descent. Pew doesn’t even list Costa Ricans.
Would have been nice for Alvarado to take the opportunity to denounce Trump for his anti-Mexican comments. But we guess that is beneath him.
No wonder Republicans don’t take Latinos seriously. We don’t stand together when we need to. Even when Alvarado sorta kinda speaks out against Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, when it comes to the speech, he stays silent so as not to “offend” Trump.
And if you are REALLY worried about fleeing oppression, where were the words about the Central American migrant crisis? You know Central America, right, state senator? It’s where your family is from.
No mames, state senator Alvarado.