On January 30th, 2017, The New Yorker, in its online magazine, identified patriot and advocate for American families Maria Espinoza, as a prime example of what the New Yorker labels as a “hard-liner” whose “main policy concerns has been the existence of sanctuary cities”. True.
However, the article devolves into a diatribe of false accusations of nativism and prejudice, to which Espinoza responds, “Are you calling me a nativist? If fighting to secure a national immigration policy that serves the best interests of U.S. citizens somehow brands me a “nativist”, so be it. Your words, not mine. I know who I am.” She further rebukes with “When you call me “prejudiced”, against whom are you speaking? My brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and daughter, all of whom are Americans of Latino heritage? You need to look in the mirror and check your own prejudices!”