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This Mexican-American Politician Told Trump To Shove It… Literally

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Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) penned the most eloquent and poignant letter attacking Donald Trump on his racism. Vela, who represents the southern coastal part of Texas between Brownsville and Corpus Christi, has had enough of Trump’s horrid comments aimed at Judge Gonzalo Curiel and Mexican-Americans, so he fired back and he fired back hard.


Rep. Filemon Vela began by agreeing with Donald Trump on a couple points.

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He agrees with Trump that there should be more done in our country to take care of our veterans, along with working on fixing what the war on drugs has caused.

“I also believe that the Mexican government and our own State Department must be much more aggressive in addressing cartel violence and corruption in Mexico, especially in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas,” Vela said in his letter.


But Vela’s nice words stopped after the first paragraph.

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“However, your ignorant anti-immigrant opinions, your border wall rhetoric, and your recent bigoted attack on an American jurist are just plain despicable,” Vela stated. “Your position with respect to the millions of undocumented Mexican workers who now live in this country is hateful, dehumanizing and frankly shameful.”

Vela went on to say that the presumptive leader of the Republican Party’s plans to mass deport millions is wrong and will only work to bring the U.S. economy to a “grinding halt.”


Trump might think it’s a great idea to build the border wall, but Vela points out just how “asinine” that plan is.

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“The Great Wall of China is historically obsolete, and President Ronald Reagan famously declared, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall…’ while urging the Soviet Union to destroy the barrier that divided West and East Berlin,” Vela wrote. “Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine.”


Also, let’s not forget this is the original border, so that wall idea might need some tweaking.

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“Before you dismiss me as just another ‘Mexican,’ let me point out that my great-great grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather,” Vela slayed, I mean, said. “His grandchildren (my grandfather and his brothers) all served our country in World War I and World War II.”


Vela also points out that many Mexican-Americans have long served in the military. Coincidentally, Trump has a reputation of being a draft dodger.

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“I should also point out that thousands of Americans of Mexican descent that you mistakenly refer to as ‘Mexicans’ have valiantly served the United States in every conflict since the Civil War,” Vela stated.


After dropping knowledge on Trump, Vela then just straight up called the Republican presidential candidate a flat-out racist.

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“You have now descended to a new low in your racist attack of an American jurist, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, by calling him a ‘Mexican’ simply because he ruled against you in a case in which you are being accused of fraud, among other accusations,” Vela wrote. “Judge Curiel is one of 124 Americans of Hispanic descent who have served this country with honor and distinction as federal district judges.”


And the representative hailing from Brownsville, Texas, ends his letter saying: “Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**.”

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Texas Teen Tells Her Class She's Undocumented In Her Valedictorian Speech

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Texas Teen Tells Her Class She’s Undocumented In Her Valedictorian Speech

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“They told me I couldn’t, so I did.”

Larissa Martinez graduated at the top of her class at MicKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas, with a 4.95 GPA.  The Texas teen’s accomplishments paid off. She was admitted to Yale on a full ride. Martinez accomplished all of this while being undocumented, a fact that was a secret up until her valedictorian speech.

Martinez bared her soul over the course of her nine-minute speech, telling her classmates that she and her family (her mother and sister) fled Mexico to escape an abusive and alcoholic father, and how she had to give up part of her childhood to raise her younger sister, as her mother worked all the time to afford their one-bedroom apartment. Midway through her speech, Martinez confessed that she was an undocumented immigrant, and asked the crowd for their compassion.

“The most important part of the debate and is often overlooked is that immigrants, undocumented or otherwise, are people, too,” she said, clearly fighting back emotion. “People with dreams, aspirations, hopes and loved ones. People like me. People who have become a part of the American society and way of life and who yearn to help make ‘America great again’ without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice.”

As soon as Larissa Martinez finished her speech, the building erupted in a standing ovation. Before you click the play button, we suggest you grab a tissue.


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