(The Guardian) -- There is nothing courageous about a political party standing big to undocumented people, arguably the most vulnerable and exploited people in America. There is nothing strong about separating families or outright head-hunting undocumented individuals, as Donald Trump and Ben Carson have advocated as part of their official platforms. There is nothing noble about energizing a Republican base with anti-immigrant slurs like ‘anchor babies’ and ‘illegals’. And so there’s no other choice for us Latinos: we must boycott the Republican party en masse.
If this suggestion sounds extreme, it might be because that’s how far right the Republican conversation has gone. On Tuesday night, Trump had his security physically remove Jorge Ramos, a celebrated Univision newsman largely considered the Walter Cronkite of the Spanish-speaking world, from his press conference in Iowa. Trump repeatedly tried to dodge Ramos’ questions, telling him to “sit down” before shouting at him: “Go back to Univision.” Trump then nodded to a security guard off to his left and Ramos was removed shortly thereafter.