Raul Rodriguez Jr, Apple Valley, California. Born in El Paso, Texas. "I'm a proud American. I love this country, and I think it's time for America to wake up. My father was born in Durango, Mexico. He came to the US and joined the army as a medic during the Second World War. I started getting involved in politics in February 2008 because I didn't like the direction our country was going in, especially with the election of Obama. As for Hillary Clinton, she doesn't impress me at all.
I don't like the Democratic Party because they deceive the people, especially African-Americans (I call them 'DEMORATS'). As for Donald Trump, I truly believe he will make a great President because he loves this great country of ours. He will make America great again." © Edoardo Delille/Riverboom/Institute
Francisco Rivera. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico. "This is my country, this is my home. I will vote for the person I feel is going to set this country on the right path, regardless of what anybody says. I came to the US with my aunt when I was about 7 years old. Trump is not doing it for the money, or for the fame—all he wants is a country with laws, rules, authority, and integrity. I strongly feel Hillary Clinton is not going to do that at all. Other countries protect their borders, why can't we? This is a country of immigrants, but do we want to be a country of legal or illegal immigrants? This is coming from a person who has been living in a Hispanic community for nearly 37 years." © Edoardo Delille/Riverboom/Institute
Bertrand Usher. 19 years old. "My mother is Latino and African American. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. My father came from Belize when he was about 15 years old. He is Caribbean and a little bit Latino. Trump is the best candidate—he's an actual human being. He clearly shows he has bias while Hillary Clinton hides it and smiles. I think Trump is the ultimate wake-up call. People were asking for this. Trump beat the RNC system. Trump proved everybody wrong. He did the most American thing you could do. Everybody said you couldn't do it—and he put his middle finger up and did it." © Edoardo Delille/Riverboom/Institute
Anita Hynds, Yorba Linda, California. ~70 years old. "I'm voting for Donald Trump because I know he's a fighter and a smart person. He's going to make the revolution that we need in this country. He's the leader that we were looking for. He's very determined, and he knows what he's going to do. This country fell down because of bad representation. Donald Trump is going to change that completely." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Omar Navarro, Torrance, California. "My family asks how I can support Donald Trump even though I'm Hispanic. Trump was my hero growing up. I used to want to be either the President or a businessman. I like his career. Even though Trump inherited so much money, he created something bigger. He is a household name. He is not afraid of who he is. My family came here legally. It wasn't easy, but it's about being fair." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Marissa Desilets, West LA/Beverly Hills, California. "My name is Marissa Desilets. I am 22 years old. My grandparents were born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States. My mom and dad were born in America. I am a Hispanic Republican woman. I became interested in politics my freshmen year of college; I joined the Republican Club on campus and that jumpstarted my passion. I decided to support Donald J. Trump because I think America needs a better defense and more jobs. With Trump as President, I can expect strong leadership and preservation of the Constitution. With Hillary Clinton as President, I expect the poor to become poorer and our country to become divided under the brand of "equality" with a neglect of "liberty." I believe that the liberals' reckless domestic spending will bankrupt our country for future generations. I will not support a party whose desires are to expand the government and take away civil liberties." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Dr. Alexander Villicana, Laguna Beach, California. "I'm a young 79 years old. My parents were both born in Mexico. I studied cosmetic surgery. I support Trump because he's smart and honest with a history of hard-working success—like me! With Trump as President I expect social and economic progress with rewards for hard work. Like Obama, Hillary would apologize for us instead of showing force and strength. Trump has experience negotiating so we would have a better economy and better advisors: he's much better for the protection of the country and defense." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Emilio Rodriguez. "I immigrated from Cuba when I was 15 years old. I have grown to appreciate, admire and respect the United States because it offers tremendous opportunities to people regardless of color, race, ethnicity and gender with equal rights for all (despite what Democrats would say). Now more than ever I recognize the need to support a candidate like Mr. Donald Trump: he values the American dream, independence, job opportunities and most of all the national security of this great nation. I believe that Mr. Trump is the only person that can protect, defend and save the United States of America from illegal immigration, terrorists attacks and the downfall of this great country. I have no doubt that if Mrs. Clinton wins, America as we know it will cease to exist and will become a Third World country." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Ximena Barreto, Poway, California. Born in Bogota, Colombia. 31 years old. "I came in the States in 2006. My family is in the Colombian Army.
I always had a passion for politics.
I actually work in real estate but my passion is the law—I would like one day to have a law degree like my sister. Trump is a genius with money. He has more than 500 companies.
He's saying what people want to say but are afraid to say!" © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Teresa Mendoza, Mesa, Arizona. "When I was young I was very liberal, but now I don't want to vote Democrat. My political motivation changed when they started to mess with my money. I work so hard and you lie to me. Mr. Trump is everything that the politicians and leaders in Washington are not. He really is for the people. He didn't have to do this (I wouldn't do it if I was him). But he sees how America is going down and so he's risking everything." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Laura Diaz, San Antonio, Texas. 48 years old. "I'm a first-generation Mexican descendent. My mother is from Mexico City, my father from Durango. I'm actually working in Telecom Sales as a Training Manager. I am a conservative who thinks for herself and does not vote based on the party-line stance. I decided to support Trump because he is not a career politician and is not funded by special interest groups. I appreciate his brutal candor and honesty—the good, bad and the ugly. He may be extremely insensitive, but that does not render him a racist, bigot or misogynist. I don't want Hillary to win. She is disingenuous, a career liar/politician and a panderer to any 'cause of the moment' who notably admires the late radical Saul Alinsky." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Jimena Rivera, Laredo, Texas. 20 years old. Born in Mexico. "I have been a citizen of Mexico since birth. It is my homeland and where my roots will always be found. Although I can't vote for him, I do support Donald Trump. He is not without flaws, but he stands for what I value most: the issue of abortion. Abortion is really about how a person sees and values another human life. Trump has declared himself to be pro-life. He is running under a party that is also pro-life. That is enough to gain my support." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Angelita "Angie" Gonzales, Harlingen, Texas (red shirt, left). "I'm a Rio Grande Valley girl, born and raised. I'm 73 years old. I support Trump for President because I believe in small government. I believe in the moral issues that the party stands for. I do not believe that either party is perfect, but I believe that the Republican platform better represents my beliefs and ideals. Under a Trump presidency, I expect more efficient spending and lowered national debt. I expect the government to be less involved in business. And I expect more tolerance and support for Christians." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Morgan Cisneros, Graham, Brownsville, Texas. "I am the elected Republican County Chairman for the southernmost border county in the continental US. Trump is the solution to protect our Republic. Hillary is another cog in the machine that will destroy the value of our dollar and manipulate us into becoming a statist nightmare. Those who believe in the Utopia think it's attainable by 'taxing people into wealth,' but they have proven during the last two election cycles that they haven't a clue." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Luis Cavazos, Brownsville, Texas. "I am the President of the Republican Club of Brownsville, Texas. My parents, grandparents, and even my great-grandparents were all born in the United States. Even though Trump has made some controversial statements, I believe he is sincere in his desire to help the country economically...As for Hillary Clinton, I do not see any new ideas, just the same policies as Obama. Also, Hillary is going to owe a lot of people a lot of favors because of all the big money donations she is getting. Trump will not." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom
Angelo Gomez, Las Vegas, Nevada. 19 years old. "My main goal is to become the first Latino President of the United States. I can promote the same morals that Donald Trump wants to brings back. My goal is to put the American people first—not like Hillary Clinton, a really corrupted lady. I want to bring my strong faith in God to politics. I think right now people don't respect the United States as they should. Trump will be the solution. 'Americans first' is his promise." © Delille/Piermartiri/Riverboom