From 1848-1853, the United States acquired the Arizona and New Mexico territories from the government of Mexico through the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo settling the mess that the Republic of Texas and its accession into the United States created. This acquisition did not consult with or have the consent of the indigenous peoples that lived and continue to live there and was mainly accomplished to benefit the privately owned transcontinental railroads.
Tomorrow, Donald Trump is set to give one of the keynote speeches of his presidential campaign outlining his views on immigration: whether or not he will build a wall; whether he will create deportation teams; and hopefully settle a raft of other immigration policy positions on issues that he continues to waffle on.
Let me repeat that for the vast majority of white folks who continue to misunderstand American history, geography and population distribution in the American diaspora … Donald Trump, the German Scottish white nationalist, is going to the heart of Old Mexico and the homeland of the Apache, Pima, Pasqua Yaacqui, T’Ohono O’odham, Navajo, Hopi, Gila River and Havasupai people to talk about the problems of and solutions to illegal immigration in the United States.
Will the Wall be an official policy? Will they play Another Brick in Wall during the intro? Will he rail against Canadian snowbirds and their poor driving ability in Arizona sunshine? Stay tuned…if you’re in Phoenix make sure you make time to attend. It’s sure to be riot.
Phoenix Convention Center (West Building- Lower Level)
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM (PST)