Stranger

The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it's not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent 35 years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that's how it is".

Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision's longtime anchorman and widely considered the "voice of the voiceless" within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration.

In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. With current research and statistics, a journalist nose for a story, and his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country.

"It is precisely this pattern of confrontation...that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life." - Marcela Valdes, The New York Times

©2018 Jorge Ramos (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"[A] timely and clarifying mix of candid memoir and sharp commentary about what it means to be a Latino immigrant in the time of Trump.... Ramos celebrates Latino lives and finds reasons for optimism." (Donna Seaman, Booklist)

"Ramos' message is powerful and vital... a forceful, readable manifesto." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Best Book I've Ever Read. Period!!!!

Honestly, all the things he described is how I feel, as a dreamer myself. I agree, and can comprehend how hard it is to try to fit it. Sometimes you think of all the negative things that can happen to you as a immigrant. I recommend this to everyone, but in particularly to all white citizens so they get a little lecture of how hard it is for an immigrant to live here in the US. So they can actually see how much we invest in America. Not steal as everyone says. "That we get the easy way out" like not pay taxes which we do etc.

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