Columnist, @LATimesOpinion. Author of "Hatemonger" and "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir." PEN Literary Award, NPR's Best Books

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Joined January 2011
THREAD: For years, I anglicized my Mexican last name. Hate mail from MAGA trolls inspired me to reclaim it. This column is deeply personal to me, but it's also about a broader movement to reclaim names as resistance. latimes.com/opinion/story/20…
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NEW: Texas jail warden charged with killing migrant was previously accused of serious abuses The warden who was arrested yesterday and the jail he ran have a long dark history — read more here interc.pt/3dRdI8k
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Just cause I see reporters frequently refer to Putin’s criticisms of “the decadent West,” I want to make sure we all understand he’s talking about queer people living openly, and not, like, economic inequality
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BREAKING: I just signed a bill that will expand farmworkers’ union rights. ✊🏽 Our farmworkers represent the very best of California. Hard working. Determined. Inspiring. They deserve the fundamental right to advocate for themselves in the workplace.
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BREAKING: @GavinNewsom may be the anti-Trump after all. His spokeswoman confirmed to me that he signed the bill to facilitate farmworker unionizing today. It's a big victory for immigrant rights & California labor. My @latimes column from Monday: latimes.com/opinion/story/20…
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The governor signed the bill at the altar in the presence of farmworkers holding vigil, including some of the women I interviewed who shared stories about rape and sexual harassment in the fields. Photo: UFW
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Gov. Newsom has signed #AB2183. Sí, se puede.
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Today, Latino labor & legislative leaders from throughout California asking the Governor to sign #AB2183 . #TheyFeedUs #TheyAreUs
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Significant Incident Reports (SIRs): ✅ keep children in more restrictive settings; ✅ delay family reunification; ✅ increase risk of ICE detention; and ✅ limit children’s ability to win benefits like asylum. #OverhaulSIRS
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When journalists are told that #PuertoRico recovery, or policy change, is "bureacractic" and "complicated," they should ask how implementing a brutal austerity plan got done over the last 5 years @arelisrhdz @Vaquero2XL @Nicolemarie_A @cristina_corujo @MAIrizarry7 @jeanguerre
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“The kind of memoir that seems to redefine the genre.”—@LAReviewofBooks CRUX is @jeanguerre's quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory. Available now: penguinrandomhouse.com/books…
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As a kid, I looked up to a celebrated Chicana writer who would eventually call me an “exagerada” for critiquing white supremacy in the publishing industry.
Tell us a true story from your life that sounds made up.
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LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva accused LA Times journalists of misquoting him, but couldn't give any examples. And the transcripts of interviews show how wrong his accusations were. @GustavoArellano reports on podcast 'Living in the USA' apple.co/3xKxHwh
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"If the governor’s greatest strength is the immigrant community behind him, his Achilles’ heel is his elite air, which Republicans are eager to exploit, however hypocritically." latimes.com/opinion/story/20… @jeanguerre
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NEW COLUMN: @GavinNewsom is rightfully criticizing GOP governors for abusing migrants. So, why is he hesitating on a bill to prevent migrant abuse? I explore the governor's potential to be or not be the anti-Trump. latimes.com/opinion/story/20… @latimes
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TY @jeanguerre for this excellent Column! .@GavinNewsom must sign #AB2183 "Newsom must learn to more consistently inhabit the role that California delivered to him: the anti-Trump. He can be a true advocate for the people who’ve made this nation strong." latimes.com/opinion/story/20…
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