Mount Holyoke College professor discusses the issue of immigration in the presidential debate

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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies David Hernández was interviewed for the Mount Holyoke website about immigration and policies with respect to the presidential race.

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There are a lot of good things we could do that are not gifts to immigrants but actually good for the country.

In light of the immigration issues raised during the first presidential debate, David Hernández, Mount Holyoke College assistant professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American studies, gave an interview on the issues confronting immigrants, and the the major candidates' differing takes on the topic.

Hernández pointed out that Trump's highly-charged rhetoric distracts from the fact that Clinton has left some questions unanswered. More to the point, neither addresses immigration from the perspective that immigrants are deeply woven into the fabric of this country, and that treating them as integral and important to the United States, recognizing their economic value as well as their humanistic value, points to a different way of addressing immigration altogether. The full interview is here.

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