Alvaro Huerta

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
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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
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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