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First Person: Latina Muslim Reflects On Her Faith, President Trump’s Policies

Mayte Gutierrez, 25, of San Diego at a classroom at the Islamic Center of San...

Above: Mayte Gutierrez, 25, of San Diego at a classroom at the Islamic Center of San Diego.

First Person: Latina Muslim Reflects On Her Faith, President Trump’s Policies

GUEST:

Mayte Gutierrez, San Diego resident

Transcript

Mayte Gutierrez, 25, is a member of two communities at the intersection of President Trump’s executive actions. She is both Latina and Muslim.

"Being Mexican and also being Muslim and hearing what President Trump is saying about banning Muslims and building a wall it's so heartbreaking," Gutierrez, who was born in San Diego and works at the Islamic Center of San Diego, said. "I think it's also a great opportunity for our community to take a stand. We have to act now, now is the time."

As part of our First Person series, Gutierrez talks about how she found Islam and what she would say to President Trump about her religion.

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KPBS Midday Edition's First Person series tells the stories of average and not-so-average San Diegans in their own words. Their experiences, both universal and deeply personal, offer a unique lens into the news of the day.

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