ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Asks SNL, NBC to "Disinvite' Trump

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Asks SNL, NBC to "Disinvite' Trump

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a statement Monday asking "Saturday Night Live" and parent company NBC Universal to "disinvite" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from hosting SNL on November 7.

The CHC said in its statement that Trump's rhetoric "demonizing Latinos and immigrants has created fear within these communities around the country, many of which are represented in Congress by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus."

CHC Chairman Xavier Becerra, D-CA, also issued a statement. "Racism isn't funny and Trump's degrading comments about the Latino community have no place on national television. It's alarming to see NBC ignore Trump's record of hateful speech, from calling Mexican Americans rapists and murderers to vowing to build a wall on our southern border."

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