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May 27, 2017
(Bonus) Read Julissa Arce's new book, "My Underground American Dream!"
(HOST) Read Julissa Arce's new book, "My Underground American Dream!" by Hendel Leiva
More episodes from Immigration MIC
Oct 23, 2020
Joel Salguero: DACA and Host of "The Objective Truth" Podcast! + Go Vote!
*This episode of Immigration MIC was originally recorded in August. Welcome Joel Salguero to the Immigration MIC Podcast! Joel and I met through the Stony Brook Audio Fellows program when I presented to his undergraduate cohort back in March, and we reconnected through this interview to talk about where he's at going back to in-person/virtual learning, his personal immigration story, his take on the fight for DACA, and how his show takes a nuanced look at issues -- while remaining objective. The Objective Truth _The Objective Truth Podcast aims at educating, investigating, and sharing stories, facts, and experiences from a variety of topics ranging from personal wellness all the way to political science._ In the open of the episode I reflect on where I'm at in this moment with the elections coming up, and with more tragedy that has happened this year -- it's not the full story, but hope you take a listen as I continue to be in solidarity with everyone, with the overwhelming amount of suffering this year. It's almost five years since Immigration MIC started! Enjoy this latest episode.
Aug 15, 2020
Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!
Paola Mendoza, Film Director, Activist, and a Co-Founder of the Women’s March, joins us on @immigrationmicpodcast to talk about her upcoming book “Sanctuary”! In this interview, Paola and I discuss her personal commitment to the immigration reform work, the intersections between her work in the film industry and serving as the artistic director for the Women’s March, the inspiration for “Sanctuary” and some of the books themes and elements that mirrors the difficult reality we’re grappling with. We also go into her experience being front and center election night at the Javits Center, the idea of artists working to reopen/ heal “the heart of America”, and her role as we move towards this year’s presidential elections. About Sanctuary (available for pre-order, out September 1): It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked—from buses to grocery stores. It's almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that's exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is trying to do. She and her family have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont, until Vali's mother's counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning and the Deportation Forces raid their town, forcing them to flee. On the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying to make it to her tía Luna's in California, a sanctuary state that is currently being walled off from the rest of the country. When Vali's mom is captured, Vali must carry on with her younger brother across this brutal country to get to safety before it's too late. Pre-Order Sanctuary: https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/book/9781984815712 Paola Mendoza Twitter https://twitter.com/paolamendoza Paola Mendoza Instagram https://www.instagram.com/paolamendoza "Artists We Need You" Talk @ The New School https://bit.ly/3awJJwd Tink Media https://tinkmedia.co/
Jun 18, 2020
REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING
Hear reactions from former Immigration MIC guests Eliana Fernandez, Alejandro Flores, and Damaris! (From CNBC) "The Supreme Court ruled against President Donald Trump on Thursday in a set of cases over his effort to end the Obama-era immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The ruling will protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who have been shielded from deportation and allowed to receive work permits under the program. There were about 700,000 DACA recipients at the time Trump ordered the program to wind down in September 2017. The 5-4 opinion was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, and joined by the court’s liberals, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Roberts reasoned that the Trump administration’s termination of the program was “arbitrary and capricious,” in violation of federal law that governs administrative procedure." Supreme Court rules against Trump's bid to end program shielding 'Dreamer' immigrants *Immigration MIC is still on hiatus with my work on Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, but I wanted to make this quick episode to commemorate this landmark moment for our immigration/ podcast community.