Friday, March 20, 2015

Son of Bracero Takes on Democratic Establishment, Runs for Mayor of Chicago


Suzanne Gamboa of NBC News recently interviewed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who has thrust the Chicago mayoral race into the national spotlight by forcing incumbent Rahm Emanuel into an April 7 runoff.  Garcia's bid has generated national attention and some excitement in the Latino community.

NBC News interviewed the Mexican-American candidate on his family background, the campaign, how he's received in the Latino community and how his political career inspired his own family to become more politically engaged.

Garcia's father came to the United States as a "Bracero" in the Bracero program.  Garcia, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, and his three siblings immigrated as well.


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