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Left-wing open border radicals George Lopez, America Ferrara, Benjamin Bratt, Zoe Saldana, Carlos Santana, etc wrote an open letter to the Latino community urging them not to vote for any republican and criticized Bush, Rubio, and the “Party of Trump.”

• They mock Marco Rubio for saying “we must secure our border, the physical border, with a wall.”

• They mock Jeb Bush for using the term “anchor baby.”

• They mock Chris Christie for wanting to track border crossers and grossly mis-characterize his stance as suggesting “that immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages.”

• They mock Trump for kicking out Jorge Ramos from a press conference but make no mention of Ramos being allowed to come back in. Ramos is a rabid open borders activist (not a reporter) who has recently taken to trolling/harassing Trump supporters outside of voting places.

• They mock Republican supporters as “radical.”

• They mock the beliefs of anyone who dare want border security and paint them as: xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, radical, dangerous, harmful, divisive, hard line, racist, and “off the deep end.”

• They mock Trump, Cruz, and Huckabee as assaulting “American’s fundamental freedoms.” Apparently breaking immigration laws, is now a “fundamental freedom.” So do the rest of us get to break any law we want? When you go to access the article, the immediate demonization begins and here’s what pops up:
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The (largely unknown) left wing, open border radicals also said that the Latino’s will decide America’s future: “Our communities have the power to decide who wins in the 2016 election.” So if you’re just black or white or Asian, apparently you really don’t count (well, you probably do count only if you agree with their radical stance; if not, you’re probably just a dangerous racist).

The letter was posted on the left-wing group’s People For the American Way site.

Here’s the letter written both in English and Spanish
Open Letter & Signers (in English and Spanish)

An Open Letter to the Latino Community:

In this year’s 2016 Republican presidential primary, the candidates crossed a line. In trying to win the nomination, every one of the leading candidates dug themselves into a deep hole pandering to the anti-immigrant base of the Republican Party that idolizes Donald Trump.

There’s no coming back from this. We’ve seen clearly that all the leading Republican candidates have sided with the far-right at the expense of the Latino community. They’re capitalizing on negative stereotypes and inaccurate information about our community in order to win votes from the GOP base.

Of course, this downward spiral began with Trump. From accusing Mexicans of being rapists to kicking Jorge Ramos out of his press conference, Trump has spent the entirety of his presidential bid stoking unfounded anti-immigrant fears and deeply offending our communities.

We must not, though, let Trump’s xenophobia overshadow the extreme policies being pushed by every single one of the GOP’s leading presidential candidates. Latinos should understand that Donald Trump embodies the true face of the entire Republican Party. Sadly, he speaks for the GOP’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino agenda.

Candidates – including supposed “moderates” like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio – used dangerous, divisive rhetoric and proposed harmful policies in their efforts to win over Trump’s radical supporters. Jeb Bush’s unapologetic use of the term “anchor babies” aligns with his belief that undocumented immigrants here in the U.S. should not have a path to citizenship. His statement that “we should not have a multicultural society” is indefensible. Marco Rubio said that “we must secure our border, the physical border, with a wall, absolutely.” He’s ruled out any path to citizenship or legal status during his term(s) as president if elected. Chris Christie suggested that immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages.

The candidates cannot come back from these hardline stances. Trump is certainly an outlier for his racist remarks. But the rest of the Republican presidential candidates went off the deep end with him.

Our communities have the power to decide who wins in the 2016 election. We hope that power is used to vote for candidates who support our community, share our values, and will fight for working families. Neither Trump nor any of his fellow Republican candidates meet that standard.

Even if the eventual Republican nominee backtracks on his or her anti-immigrant sentiments, we must not forget that we’ve now seen that in the face of bigotry, the Republican candidates have chosen to turn their backs on our community. The current slate of GOP candidates has proven to us that they’ve joined and embraced the party of Trump.

Carta Abierta para la Comunidad Latina:

En este año 2016, los candidatos Republicanos a las primarias presidenciales, cruzaron una línea. Al tratar de ganar la nominación, cada uno de los principales candidatos cayeron en un agujero muy profundo que cavaron ellos mismos aprovechándose de la base antiinmigrante del Partido Republicano que idolatra a Donald Trump.

No hay marcha atrás a esto. Hemos visto claramente que todos los candidatos líderes Republicanos se han puesto del lado de la extrema derecha, a expensas de la comunidad latina. Se están aprovechando de los estereotipos negativos y la información inexacta de nuestra comunidad con el fin de ganar votos para la base del Partido Republicano.

Por supuesto, este espiral descendente comenzó con Trump. De acusar a los mexicanos de ser violadores a sacar a Jorge Ramos fuera de su conferencia de prensa, Trump se ha pasado la totalidad de su candidatura presidencial avivando temores antiinmigrantes infundados y a ofender profundamente a nuestras comunidades.

No debemos, sin embargo, dejar que la xenofobia de Trump desvíe la atención con las políticas extremas, empujando a cada uno de los candidatos presidenciales de la base del Partido Republicano. Los latinos debemos entender que Donald Trump es la representación de la verdadera cara de todo el Partido Republicano. Tristemente, él habla por la agenda de la base del Partido Republicano antiinmigrante, anti-latino.

Los candidatos – incluyendo los supuestos “moderados” como Jeb Bush y Marco Rubio – utilizaron propuestas peligrosas, retóricas divisivas y políticas dañinas en sus esfuerzos para ganarse a los partidarios radicales de Trump. Jeb Bush utilizó sin complejos el término “bebés ancla” que se alinea con sus creencias sobre los inmigrantes indocumentados quienes no deberían tener camino a la ciudadanía aquí en los Estados Unidos. Su afirmación de que “no hay que tener una sociedad multicultural” es indefendible. Marco Rubio dijo que “hay que asegurar nuestra frontera con un muro, absolutamente.” Él descartó cualquier vía a la ciudadanía o estado legal durante su mandato (s) como presidente si fuera elegido. Chris Christie sugirió que los inmigrantes deben ser rastreados como paquetes de FedEx.

Los candidatos no pueden regresar de estas posturas de línea dura. Trump es sin duda un caso aparte por sus comentarios racistas. Pero el resto de los candidatos presidenciales Republicanos se molestaron profundamente con él.

Nuestras comunidades tienen el poder de decidir quién va a ganar la elección del 2016. Esperamos que este poder sea usado para votar por candidatos que apoyen a nuestra comunidad, compartan nuestros valores, y que pelearán por las familias que trabajan. Ni Trump ni ninguno de sus compañeros candidatos Republicanos cumplen esas normas.

Incluso si el candidato republicano eventualmente da marcha atrás a sus sentimientos antiinmigrantes, no debemos olvidarnos que ya hemos visto el rostro de la intolerancia, los candidatos republicanos han optado por dar la espalda a nuestra comunidad. La actual lista de candidatos de la Base Republicana nos ha demostrado que se han unido y han abrazado el partido de Trump.

Signed,
Yancey Arias
Esteban Benito
Benjamin Bratt
Peter Bratt
Raúl Castillo
Ivonne Coll
Wilson Cruz
Giselle Fernandez
America Ferrera
Mike Gomez
Lisa Guerrero
Dolores Huerta
Eva LaRue
George Lopez
Rick Najera
José-Luis Orozco
Aubrey Plaza
Steven Michael Quezada
Judy Reyes
Zoe Saldana
Miguel Sandoval
Carlos Santana
Lauren Vélez