They became American citizens just to vote against Trump – Los Angeles Times

A woman with a face mask and I Voted sticker “My dad always loves to talk politics,” he said. “And he hates Trump. He’s from a different generation. You can’t have falta de respeto [lack of respect] for people. And that’s what Trump has against Mexicans.” “My grandpa came as a bracero to Bakersfield,” Gabby said. “And he’d always say about the United States that those who take advantage of the opportunities and didn’t do anything bad could get ahead. But Trump’s only done bad. My parents get angry at what he has done to this country.” While the Serrano kids were kind and funny, I wanted to talk to their parents. So Juan dialed up Rafael and Carmela on FaceTime. The two sat at a plastic-wrapped kitchen table in their Guadalajara home and beamed. They reminded me of my aunts and uncles — soft-spoken, of few words. Gente decente. How did they feel about voting for the first time? “Happy, content, and proud,” Rafael said. “Our hearts fill up for being able to participate,” Carmela responded. What’s so bad about Trump? “He talks a bunch of things that doesn’t sit well with you,” Rafael said. “This man sows division.” “The U.S. is a strong country,” Carmela said. “A president that’s just is the best.” What did they want ot

Source: They became American citizens just to vote against Trump – Los Angeles Times