America's Voice En Español »

America's Voice

 

“Dangerous, Divisive”: Immigrant Families And Allies Protest Donald Trump’s Nevada Visit

 

Donald Trump was greeted by protests during multiple stops of his Nevada tour yesterday, including a visit to a Mexican restaurant where he pandered to a handful of Latino business owners from the state.

Outside, immigrant families and their allies held signs reading “Dangerous, Divisive, Anti-Union. One protester included a young woman wearing a pageant sash with the words “Miss Golddigger,” a reference to Trump’s sexist and racist attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

Among the cardboard cutouts displayed by protestors was that of Republican Congressman Joe Heck, who is currently neck-and-neck with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in the race to replace to outgoing Senator Harry Reid.

Heck, who supports Donald Trump for President, has been under fire recently after advisors to his campaign questioned whether Cortez Masto — who, if elected, would be the first Latina in the US Senate — really is Latina.

Donald Trump is on track for a historically low performance in the state, with his opponent Hillary Clinton leading him among Latino voters 70%-14%. In the US Senate race, Cortez Masto is leading Heck 61%-22% among Latinos.

The protests were preceded by an open letter from three Trump International Hotel housekeepers in Las Vegas, who reminded him they “are the backbone of Las Vegas” deserving of dignity and respect.

“Have you ever cleaned a room at one of your hotels?” the women asked him. “How about hundreds of them? We have. We are proud to work as housekeepers so that we can provide for our families.”

Advocates continued speak out against Trump’s visit today, with a coalition of Nevada groups, as well as Nevada Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, coming together this morning to speak out against Trump’s mass-deportation plan, which would devastate families and economies in the state and across the nation: