Opinion writer Ruben Navarrette views Hispanics who assimilation and who support for Trump in negative terms. He compares "Latinos for Trump" to “chickens for Colonel Sanders,” and call President Trump “the most anti-Latino chief executive in U.S. history.”
If Navarrette is going to analyze and criticize pro-Trump Latinos (like me), let me do likewise with him.
Because of Trump’s anti-illegal immigration and pro-border security policies, it’s perplexing to Navarrette that Trump may get between 25%-30% of the Latino vote in the 2020 election. He cites a recent poll by Telemundo that found that 1 in 4 Latinos said they would vote to re-elect him.
Navarrette fails to understand that the American melting pot is real and that Latinos, like all immigrants to America, are assimilating. However, thanks to the proximity to Latin American and illegal immigration, for everyone that assimilates, 2-3 newcomers have crossed the border to “refresh” the Latino pool.
He forgets that illegal aliens have always competed with Americans of Latino descent for jobs and resources. For example, the reason the Texas border counties are among the poorest in the Nation is because of the illegal alien labor pool and the poverty industry controlled by Democrats.
Third, Navarrette also ignores the fact that Latino illegal alien criminals hide in Latino communities. Americans of Latino descent are victims of minor and major crimes committed by illegal aliens.
Finally, Americans of Latino descent that support Trump are not ashamed of being Latino, but they are proud of being America. Many Mexicans suffer from an inferiority complex to the U.S., but Latinos who have embraced America feel the same pride as all other immigrants who have become American.
Navarrette should analyze his insecurities for playing the race card and criticizing people who want to control illegal immigration and secure the Mexican border. It is all about putting our Nation first.
He calls pro-Trump, America First Latinos “Post Latino,” but these people are integrated, assimilated Americans of Latino descent. Integration and assimilation are not bad except for Hispanic nationalists who want to excuse illegal immigration and justify using race for politics.
We should ask Navarrette if assimilated Americans of European descent are “post-Europeans”? There’s nothing wrong with being “post-Hispanic” and pro-America First.
Democrats and the liberal/leftist media want to shame Americans of Latino descent for being “America First” and for supporting Trump. However, and I am not ashamed of being a Texan, an American, for wanting to end illegal immigration and secure the borders, and for supporting Trump for a second term.