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This Latina NPR Host Destroyed A Trump Surrogate Over His Use Of The Word “Illegal”

“‘Illegals’ is not a noun.”

NPR’s Maria Hinojosa was a guest on AM Joy on MSNBC and, of course, the conversation found its way to Donald Trump. During the discussion, Trump surrogate Steve Cortes tried to argue why undocumented immigrants are a burden on the United States. Cortes tried to use the term “illegals” and “illegal immigrant” and Hinojosa was not going to let him get away with it. Immediately, she jumped right in and told him that “illegals” is not a noun and cannot be used to describe a person.

When she said “illegals” is not a noun, Cortes tried to get out of it by saying it’s an adjective.

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He seemed pretty pleased with his technical call until Hinojosa masterfully quoted Holocaust survivor and noble prize winner Elie Wiesel.

“What you can do is that you can say that it is an immigrant living illegally or an immigrant living without paper or without documents in this country,” Hinojosa told Cortes. “But what you cannot do is to label a person illegal. The reason why I say this isn’t because I learned it from some radical Latino or Latina studies professor when I was a college student. I learned it from Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust, who said, ‘You know what. The first thing they [the Nazis] did was they they declared the Jews an illegal people.’ That’s what we’re talking about at this point. This is real fear.”

Get him, Maria!

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Growing up there was a lot of yelling and lecturing from mom that probably drove you nuts. (SAME.) So, the folks at Radio Onda Cero asked people to share what mom used to say using #MiViejitaMeDecía, and these are a few of the phrases that are all too real…

A lot of what moms would say came in the form of a threat.

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Where is the lie??

They were really good at making us feel super nervous and scared as kids.

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You’d then PRAY to every god that she wouldn’t find whatever it was you were looking for. ?

And every time you asked for permission to go out somewhere, you knew what her response was going to be…

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Even after cleaning, she’d alwayyys find something to complain about.

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And if she saw you taking a small break from your quehacer, she’d yell…

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Followed by a lecture we’re all familiar with…

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And you’d start singing in your head… ?heard it all before.?

At 17 you thought you could get away with doing what you wanted, but she was always quick to shut you down.

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And once you turned 18 she’d hit you with…

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And as long as you lived under your parents’ roof, you heard this nonstop:

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Lawd help me!

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