This short documentary is a thoughtful portrait of the people Donald Trump doesn't want in America.
Ricardo Aca is an undocumented Mexican immigrant who has lived in Bushwick, Brooklyn with his family for almost ten years. He attended high school and college, and now he works two jobs in New York. One of those jobs is at the Trump Hotel in Soho, meaning he works for the swirling hair-ball of hate named Donald Trump, who once said this about Mexican immigrants:
"When Mexico sends it people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists."
Just another one of Trump's wild generalizations that's so flimsy it could be taken down by a mediocre middle-school debate team.
Ricardo has his associates degree in commercial photography. In the video, he says, "I can't vote, but I can take photos and share the stories of people like me."
In regard to his involvement in the documentary for NewLeftMedia, Ricardo says, "I know I could lose my job just for talking about this, but it doesn't make me proud to go to work everyday under his name."
According to Mother Jones, this was the reaction to Ricardo Aca's participation in the mini-documentary:
"After the video's publication, the payroll department at Trump's hotel restaurant ordered Aca to bring the renewal of his working permits. When he entered through the kitchen, he told the Times, his fellow co-workers, sushi chefs, and line cooks applauded him."
Current status of faith in humanity: restored. Here's the full video—