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May 30, 2020

“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

In this episode, I read my new article which brings together my experience with Immigration MIC, my friend's passing due to COVID-19 due to the federal government's response, and the Black lives being lost as part of a systemic pattern. Stay safe everyone.

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Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

In light of a friend recently passing from complications from COVID-19, this bonus episode will instead focus on spotlighting two women of color podcasters I recently collaborated with. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a full length episode having taken the time to process this moment, but in the meantime, please support the important work both of these podcasters are doing by taking a listen to the additional episodes below.

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David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

Welcome David Silva Ossa, co-founder of Techqueria (the nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech) to the Immigration MIC Podcast!

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Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

Welcome Barbara Estrada (@hollaitsbarbara), host of the @workinprogressmedia podcast, to the @immigrationmicpodcast, recorded at the @hgab_studios in Miami, Florida!

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Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

Good morning! Need to get away? Then put your headphones on and join me for 30 minutes of the Immigration MIC podcast!

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A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!

In this special three in one episode of @immigrationmicpodcast hear great conversations with Victoria Matey, host of 'A Shot Of Truth Podcast', Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and @firstgenmoney!

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Hofstra University's Paula Chirinos!

Welcome to the Season 5 premiere of Immigration MIC! We’re kicking off Episode 101 with Paula Chirinos from the 100th Episode, and it’s the full interview you’ve been waiting for.

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LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!

Welcome to the 100th episode LIVE from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY! This episode took place ONE DAY after the Supreme Court hearing on the future of the DACA program, with Eliana Fernández returning from her 18 day, 230 mile march from NYC to DC!

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The True Story Behind The Immigration MIC Podcast

The True Story Behind The Immigration MIC Podcast is a tell all episode that takes you through the consequences of Hendel’s misguided ambitions — that ultimately led to his downfall at the hands of a famous figure.

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LIVE EVENT: Undocumented Student Alliance @ SUNY Old Westbury! (With Dr. Laura Anker & Erica Rojas)

For the 98th Episode of Immigration MIC, we return to SUNY Old Westbury with the Undocumented Student Alliance for a LIVE episode!

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Bonus: Reviewing South Park's 'Mexican Joker' with Rocio from Chica.Chats!

On Episode 97 of Immigration MIC, we're joined by Rocio from the up and coming Chica Chats podcast!

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Zuley's Immigration Activism on Long Island! (Inspired By Immigration MIC)

On Episode 96, Zuley from Long Island talks about how the Immigration MIC podcast helped launched her immigration activism!

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Bonus: Celebrating Immigration Podcasts

On this bonus episode, it's all about other podcasters working and producing immigration podcasts: Immigration Nerds, At The End Of The Day, and Only In America!

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Tribute Episode to El Paso and Dayton

This is a tribute episode to the victims of gun violence and the recent mass shootings. In this episode I'll be providing commentary and I'll be joined by voices from our community and former guests.

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Gosia Labno, co-founder of KULTURA on being a "White" Polish DACA Recipent!

Welcome Gosia Labno, co-founder of KULTURA , here to talk about her personal story of being a “White” DACA recipient from Poland, to the Immigration MIC Podcast!

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July 14, 2019

Betzy Valdez, @bempowereddreamer on Immigration MIC!

Welcome Betzy Valdez of @bempowereddreamer to Episode 92 of the @immigrationmicpodcast!

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June 30, 2019

Hoboken's Ron Bautista on Immigration MIC!

Welcome Ron Bautista (@ronbautistanj) candidate for #Hoboken’s 3rd Ward City Council to the @immigrationmicpodcast! In this interview we talk about: Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Ron talks about his background and the political/ economic reasons why his family decided to immigrate with a tourist visa and settled temporarily in Hoboken. Ron’s family overstayed their visa: he talks about the complex legal situation his family found themselves in, and the way he was able to be petitioned for, which eventually led to him qualifying for a green card. He talks about the time period he was undocumented, and tells the story of a social studies teacher he confided in about his status and the US Citizenship pop quiz that gave him support -- and how he messaged her right after he became a citizen. Ron talks about always having a passion for community service and politics, the reason he pursued an associates degree in accounting, and the hard work he and his mom put in cleaning houses to pay for his tuition for his bachelor's degree. Making the decision to run for mayor of Hoboken at 28, and although he did not win, how he appreciates the impact he felt his candidacy had, and how the person that became mayor instituted a “welcoming resolution” that discouraged local police from cooperating with ICE. The 2016 Election and the importance of “building the movement from the ground up”, and how he is happy that there are so many candidates vying for the Democrat presidential nomination. Finally, he talks about various issues he works on consistently in Hoboken, and how he views the future of the city from his point of view -- “those make a difference -- that’s social justice right there” (and he will also give you a tour of the city if you're interested!)

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June 18, 2019

Jhoana Monroy on her personal journey and the importance of mentorship!

Welcome Jhoana Monroy (@jhoanajojo) from Portland, Oregon to the @immigrationmicpodcast! In this interview we talk about: Johana’s work resisting, challenging, and dismantling “oppressive systems” through creative avenues. Her relationship with her parents and coming to the U.S to live the “American Dream”, and not recognizing her father as a young girl at times. Attending a school that specialized in dual language programs, the social worker whose generosity inspired Johana’s current work in mentoring. How moving to a “white” community with different educational systems led to bad influences, and how going to an alternative school, becoming a young mom, and her brother’s deportation led her to her current path. Joining Momentum Alliance (@getyourmomentum) and later on being recruited/ inspired by someone who was “undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic”, (Johana was denied through the citizenship process through her spouse). Leading efforts in creating a gala fundraiser for undocumented students at the institution she was attending, which led to the creation for a center, and now has an endowment that awards full ride scholarships. The 2016 elections “my heart still drops still thinking about it, I still get nervous” - “I don’t even know how I survived that day’. Her ambitions to run for a position, finish her master’s degree, serving her community, --- and words of inspiration: “be resistant, activate others, step outside your comfort zone”. And much more! Bonus: Sample of an NYC panel discussion for HBO's "Make Love Great Again" with Director Aaron Agrasanchez and Hommy Diaz that I attended!

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