Immigrant Youth Deliver Real Talk to Donald Trump: “You Are a Racist”
United We Dream protests Tea Party Patriots rally featuring Trump. UWD members spit on, shoved, yelled at by Trump supporters. See photos here
This is a Press Release from our political arm and sister organization: United We Dream Action
For Immediate Release
September 9, 2015
Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Tea Party Patriots rally outside of the U.S. Capitol this afternoon, immigrant youth protested Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric against Latinos and immigrants which he’s continually used throughout his campaign.
United We Dream members from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. wearing t-shirts saying “I’m fighting for my parents” were spit on, yelled at with derogatory slurs and shoved by Trump supporters in the crowd hostile crowd.
Astrid Diaz, a member of Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS), and member of United We Dream issued the following statement:
“We’re here to tell Donald Trump that we will not stand for his attacks against immigrants and Latinos.”
“It’s time for some real talk, Latinos do not love Donald Trump, and his hateful rhetoric has created a hostile environment for our communities.”
“Donald Trump has made it clear that his harsh anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric has nothing to do with one’s immigration status, but is instead blatant racism.”
“I was spit on, yelled at and pushed around by Trump supporters today – it was shameful.”
“Immigrant youth will continue holding all candidates – regardless of their party – accountable to upholding the dignity of our families and creating concrete policy change to end the criminalization of our community.”
United We Dream Action (UWDA) is a powerful nonpartisan network led by immigrant youth across the country. UWDA educates the public and promotes public policies and programs which advance the cause of dignity of all immigrants. More information about UWDA and our sister organization, United We Dream at www.unitedwedream.org