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Antonio De Loera-Brust is a first-generation Mexican-American writer and filmmaker from Davis, Calif. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a former Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., fellow at America.
(Images: Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Commons, Antonio De Loera-Brust, Sikelia Productions; Illustration by Antonio De Loera-Brust) 
Arts & CultureFilm
Antonio De Loera-Brust
“Gangs of New York” reminds us that for as long as the United States has been a nation of immigrants, it has been infected by xenophobia.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. (Flickr / Mexican government photo) 
Politics & SocietyNews
Antonio De Loera-Brust
Mr. Cardenas’s lawyers argued that Texas authorities had not properly informed him that as a Mexican citizen he was entitled to legal aid from the Mexican consulate.
Front: Lucas, Mike, and Dustin from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Back: A sign erected by white tenants seeking to prevent blacks from moving into a housing project in Detroit, 1942. (Netflix, Wikipedia Commons)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Antonio De Loera-Brust
Could Hawkins be a place haunted not just by the Upside Down, but by the ghosts of our country’s racist past?
The Nuns Fire in Sonoma County, California on Oct. 10. (CNS photo/Stephen Lam, Reuters)
Faith
Antonio De Loera-Brust
Almighty God, who alone created the beauty and the bounty of our land, who cares and loves everyone, be with your people in California now in the midst of the fires.
An aerial view of destruction in Santa Rosa, Calif., is seen on Oct. 11 after wildfires. (CNS photo/DroneBase, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Antonio De Loera-Brust
Bishop Vasa called on all Catholics of the diocese to help their brothers and sisters who “have been severely impacted by the devastating fires and are in immediate need of your prayers."
Arts & CultureBooks
Antonio De Loera-Brust
‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ is a sort of “I told you so,” though Coates takes little pleasure in having to say it.
Arts & CultureFilm
Antonio De Loera-Brust
"The Florida Project" tells the story of a mother and daughter in the hidden world of extended-stay motels in the city of Kissimmee, Fla.
Residents mourn on Sept. 20 for the 11 victims killed in a church in Atzala, Mexico, during the Sept. 19 earthquake. A Catholic bishop in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious, and much aid would be needed. (CNS photo/Imelda Medina, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Antonio De Loera-Brust
The earthquake feels like yet another crisis tearing at our transnational families. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the many ways American society fails to value the lives of foreigners, of immigrants, of its own citizens, because of their skin color or their Latino heritage is a disaster of our own making.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Antonio De Loera-Brust
The fight for the Dreamers is a fight for every immigrant.
Dolores Huerta rallies striking farmworkers and supporters during the California grape boycott. (Courtesy of "Dolores: the movie") 
Arts & CultureFilm
Antonio De Loera-Brust
Huerta’s lack of recognition is certainly not due to a lack of proximity to power; she stood alongside giants of American history.