Dr. Álvaro Huerta

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

Confessions of an ‘Anchor Baby’

A 2017 open letter to President Donald Trump

  • Aug 25, 2015
  • 9:00 AM

Trump Is a True Republican

It’s not true that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump only represents the extreme wing or “crazies” of the GOP. As a leader in numerous polls, Trump exemplifies the party’s true colors: xenophobic, mean-spirited and pro-1 percent. Despite how the other GOP presidential candidates or Republican leadership try to distance themselves from his vitriolic language, Trump’s boorish […]

  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 9:38 AM

Reframing Migration as a Universal Human Right (TEDx Talk)

Here is the video of a TEDxClaremontColleges talk I gave this summer. It is based on my writings about this topic. As the video’s ABOUT page says, “Throughout history, human beings, especially the global poor, have been in constant movement. Huerta says we should view this migration as a universal human right and treat honest, […]

  • Jul 27, 2015
  • 10:12 AM

Without Hope, Inner-City Residents Will Take to the Streets

While millions of Americans have suddenly become enlightened about the bleak plight of racial minorities in segregated inner-cities and impoverished suburbs, especially with the spate of police killings of unarmed blacks, for those of us who grew up in ghettoes and barrios, we are all too familiar with the rampant cases of police misconduct and […]

  • May 12, 2015
  • 2:21 PM

Migration as a Universal Human Right

Editor’s Note: The author emailed us last week, granting us permission to publish the following piece. An original version was published here. In life, as the saying goes, nothing is certain except for death and taxes. I propose another: migration. Migration represents a universal human right. Some economists want us to believe that humans migrate, especially the […]

  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 2:44 PM

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