Alvaro Huerta

OPINION: Latina and Latino Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

His immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist, xenophobic, enforcement-only and divisive (i.e., “us-versus-them”) political positions.

  • May 16, 2018
  • 11:31 am

I Am Not Your ‘Wetback’

We must also reject the labels, categories and typologies that divide us: educated versus uneducated; citizen versus undocumented; and undocumented youth (good immigrants or “the innocent ones”) versus undocumented parents (bad immigrants or “the sinners”).

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 11:31 am

Cruising With Nayto (A SHORT STORY)

I have always been nervous about visiting my old neighborhood.

  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1:59 pm

The Duel of the Smileys

My mother Carmen often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy reruns.

  • Feb 24, 2018
  • 2:19 pm

No Deal on ‘Shithole’ Border Wall (OPINION)

If Democratic leaders make a deal with President Donald J. Trump on his “shithole” border wall, they will secure his reelection in 2020.

  • Jan 26, 2018
  • 9:51 am

Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

Democratic leaders should unite and stand firm against President Donald J. Trump (“Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief”) and the complicit Republican leaders on passing a clean DACA bill.

  • Jan 17, 2018
  • 8:32 pm

The ‘War on Immigrants’: Racist Policies in the Trump Era

These immigration policies and orders promote an isolationist and white nativist philosophy.

  • Aug 3, 2017
  • 11:58 am

President Trump: The Hustler 2.0 (OPINION)

When they speak or act, hustlers can’t be believed or trusted. I should know, since I grew up on the mean streets of East Los Angeles, where I encountered many of them.

  • May 10, 2017
  • 11:01 am

La Pistola

My father, Salomón Chávez Huerta, never left home without his gun.

  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 9:29 am

Mexicans in El Norte Will Survive President Trump (OPINION)

We are resilient. We are proud.

  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 12:45 pm

Latinas and Latinos Will Coronate President Hillary Clinton in 2016 (OPINION)

Clinton will prevail on November 8, 2016.

  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 11:55 am

The Day I Learned I Was Mexican and Poor

It was my first day of junior high school.

  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 10:06 am

Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles (OPINION)

By viscously attacking Mexican immigrants, one of the most vulnerable groups in this country, Trump has cemented his bully credentials.

  • Sep 20, 2016
  • 12:46 pm

The Day My Mexican Father Met César Chávez

One moment I will never forget.

  • Aug 22, 2016
  • 10:06 am

To the Urban Planners of the World: Unite Against Trump (OPINION)

Trump’s fascist rhetoric, along with the GOP platform, only serves to incite more violence, domestically and internationally.

  • Aug 2, 2016
  • 10:49 am

Once Ashamed of My Mexican Immigrant Parents, But Not Anymore

Latinas and Latinos in this country deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • May 11, 2016
  • 11:06 am

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton on Trouncing Donald Trump in General Election

My advice to ensure victory against the more dangerous candidate.

  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 11:04 am

Latino Republicans as Anti-Latino Candidates: The Shameful Case of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

Rubio and Cruz have engaged in a vitriol debate over their disdain towards undocumented immigrants.

  • Feb 28, 2016
  • 9:56 am

US Courts Maintain Undocumented Immigrants in the Shadows

Undocumented immigrants in the United States still can’t get a break.

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • 4:37 pm