El Paso journalist talks Latino community's fears following El Paso shooting

Carlos Sanchez, a senior editor at Texas Monthly, discussed the "outright prejudice" Latinos have experienced apparently as a result of the president's rhetoric.
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He dramatizing to see the footage replay over and over but. No one can describe that the intricate details and feelings and cities of community better than someone who grew up there who lives in works they're like. Carlos Sanchez which is our next guest he's a senior editor. For Texas monthly and penned some words about the El Paso community in the wake of this attack. Carlos thanks for being with us. You wrote an article it was called what the shooter and Strom don't understand about my hometown of El Paso. And you called El Paso the new Ellis Island what do you mean by that. Well I think two. There is a news trained in immigration matters and the migration. Routes. All through Latin America and so yeah this. Or Julie. Treated these migrants. With open arms. Many of them may actually agree with the politics of immigration. But most of them agree that we need to treat one another with some decency. I think. The El Paso and that is what may have been a motor leaders in this government. Yet one thing that's also interesting that you said he said no one is more responsible for spreading fear of migrants and president trump and you talked. About the importance of the words that are used because. The the gunman used the word invasion and we know that president trump has used the word invasion several times in on recent based book. Ads for his reelection campaign what do you think about that word. There's an iron here I would guess that the victim in this so horrible tragedy. Don't understand the political maelstrom that is about to be 70 castle group president visit. I wrote a book burger ventured is that none of those understand. The motivation behind mass shootings. But I don't think bad or evil parents weren't understands. Prejudice. And what they are seen in this manifesto that had been attached to these shooters. News. An outright prejudice that. Generational are also in total about. But never really truly witness and America's Asian two one shoot dead and when you were wounded. Oh is a real. Harsh reality that although those are trying to process. Yet in and I what I want to talk about that because there is a real fear. That's Latino communities. Are living whack with right now in terms of this word invasion someone's riding 650. Miles to attack the community and also everything that's going on with immigration so can you just help us understand what. The communities are facing. In. Clemens and Hispanics overall. Are sensitive. To the rhetoric surrounding the debate immigration. President trump has made immigration a political priority. And I really care all can prove that it was something that doll President Obama. You know. Oh but the problem is one of the easiest ways to win a debate in immigration. Is to dehumanize the immigrants and that is what I'll clones are particularly sensitive to that notion dehumanization. Yang and Carlos before we go you know it there's no doubt that. El Paso. The city is changed forever but in your article you did. Offer a little bit of hope at the end of it. When I say they are and always people older people are humble people. But there are people who are very proud of their history in there city. And they will stand up for themselves and I think you'll see that Tuesday with President Abbas does it. All right Carlos Sanchez. Senior editor at Texas monthly thank you so much for being with us today. We appreciate a huge yes.

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