Episodes

May 27, 2017

Luz from Minnesota on Immigration MIC!

Skyping from Minnesota, Luz is a young woman that has blazed her own trail to build her American Dream - that is now in danger of collapse because of the shifts in the nation’s immigration policy. Originally from Mexico, she …

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May 27, 2017

Alfredo and his Day Without Immigrants Rally Speech!

From the middle of musical rehearsals - Welcome Alfredo to The @HendelMedia #ImmigrationReform Project! A video of Alfredo on Twitter caught my attention - he was speaking passionately at a rally, in a way that was very motivating - so …

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May 27, 2017

Berenice Villegas on Immigration MIC: (We met up in Paris, France two…

Welcome Berenice- Living in Sweden, from Ohio, originally from Guanajuato, Mexico - and now on The @HendelMedia #Immigration Reform Project! Stories, on stories, on stories - Berenice has had one hell of a journey, and she shares it all with …

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May 27, 2017

Angelica Villalobos on taking on Paul Ryan and CNN!

She was recently on CNN taking Speaker Paul Ryan to task, and now she’s on Immigration MIC! Angelica from Oklahoma joins me for an interview you don’t want to miss: we discuss her motivations behind becoming active in the immigrant …

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May 27, 2017

Stephanie from Nevada on Immigration MIC!

Stephanie, from Las Vegas is speaking out for the first time, exclusively on my show! Her family resettled in Nevada after an incident in Mexico where her mother was held up at gunpoint; her family leaving behind their well established …

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May 27, 2017

Maribel Serrano of "Mi Vida DACA"!

Maribel is in the process of the post-production phase of her upcoming film, but she takes the time to let us get to know her road to deciding to put her life on screen! Ambitious, and resilient, Mexican born, LA- …

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May 27, 2017

Angel Reyes, and his Immigration Activism on Long Island!

My guest this week on The @HendelMedia Project was recently on Seriously.TV killing it with the comebacks, welcome Angel! A fellow LI organizer, born in Peru, in a years time, I’m proud to see his storytelling abilities having developed so …

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May 27, 2017

Gargi Purohit, on being Desi and Undocumented!

She's desi, from Queens, NY: fighting for change at the University of Notre Dame! From India, a TacoHut aficionado, and a recent immigration reform activist, she's looking to break the misconception about immigration only being a Latinx issue using her …

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May 27, 2017

Martin Mejia from New Jersey to Delaware and his Immigration Activism!

Born in Jersey, having organized in Delaware, and now chasing storms around the country helping with disaster relief efforts, Martin is making a difference one way or another! Introduced to immigration work by Cheny Tolentino and becoming inspired by the …

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May 27, 2017

Manuela Karim shared her story with the New York Times!

Today on The @HendelMedia, I welcome Manuela who recently shared her story in the New York Times! A Venezuelan native formerly undocumented, who recently became a citizen, is speaking out to help others understand deferred action, being brutally honest about …

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May 27, 2017

Yessenia Tolentino, Immigration Reform Activist on Immigration MIC!

Yessenia's story is one of a kind: after she hurt her knee and couldn't see a way to train to one day compete on Bailando Por Un Sueño anymore, she transferred her energy to #immigrationreform activism! She talks about Delaware, …

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May 27, 2017

(Bonus) My millennial focused article: five ways to revitalize Brentw…

Let me tell you in 2 min about my #millennial-focused article detailing 5 ways to revitalize #Brentwood #READ: http://bit.ly/2dwjUDN 1. We need more lighting in Brentwood 2. We need to modernize police/community relations 3. Creating opportunities for alumni to reinvest …

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May 27, 2017

(Bonus) Kanye supports destroying 11 million lives, I destroy my post…

#KanyeWest saved my life with #TheCollegeDropOut I destroy my most coveted poster bc he supports destroying 11 million lives, everyone I've ever met that needs #ImmigrationReform is a million times more important.

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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

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May 27, 2017

Lesley Fernandez Orellana on Immigration MIC!

She's Ecuadorean-American, she's woke, she's passionate, and she's from my hometown of Brentwood, NY, I'm proud to introduce 18-year old Lesley! Three AP classes deep into her senior year, Lesley makes the time to be an activist for immigrant rights …

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May 27, 2017

Maria Castro of Arizona on Immigration MIC!

I'm joined by Maria who was on her way of one of many actions due to constant surprise anti-immigrant legislation, a harsh reality for communities living in AZ. However, she still took the time to give me a mind-blowing, intellectually …

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May 27, 2017

Rosa Angela Velázquez on Immigration MIC!

From testifying in front of Congress to The @HendelMedia Project, Rosa shares her journey with me, for only the sixth time ever! This is an interview you cannot miss! In this fun, yet emotionally charged interview, Rosa speaks on her …

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May 27, 2017

Daniela Raquel, Make-up Artist on Immigration MIC!

Daniela is a recipient from Honduras who is a passionate self-taught makeup artist and immigration reform activist on Long Island! We talk about her early experiences transitioning to the United States, her struggle to be understood during her middle and …

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May 27, 2017

Maria Robles from Tennessee on Immigration MIC!

Maria is a high school student from Tennessee, following in her brothers' footsteps in activism, who fought for the original DREAM Act! Learn about Maria's passion for immigration reform, her experience as a Guatemalan growing up in Tennessee! She's currently …

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May 27, 2017

Armando Lopez on Immigration MIC!

I welcome Armando Lopez (@ra_dical), a 'millennial' Mexican American Chicago based activist that recently found himself in a near-altercation at the Trump rally that was shut down on March 11. Dissatisfied with both campaigns, Armando gives his honest assessment of …

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May 27, 2017

Hector, Freedom Mic on Immigration MIC!

Originally from the Dominican Republic and part of the first Dominican families in Harlem, Hector is all-in on activism and 'getting people of the matrix'; but did you know as a young boy he was a gold medal winning gymnast, …

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May 27, 2017

Rigo Garay and his short documentary: 'The Voice Of Dreams'!

I talk to Rigo Garay about his new short documentary 'The Voice Of Dreams' featuring some of our most passionate immigration activists on Long Island! Rigo and I talk Wrestlemania predictions, his love for horror films, his parent's immigration backstory …

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May 27, 2017

Gabriela Quintanilla of Adelante and the Hudson Valley!

Such an exciting conversation! This energetic, positive, and inspiring young woman originally from El Salvador, transplanted to the Hudson Valley, and now about to graduate is here to talk about her journey, her dreams, and how finding the 'Special Immigration …

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May 27, 2017

Jonathan Romero on Immigration MIC!

Jonathan talks to me about growing up in South Central LA as a Chicano-American, how being jumped at school changed his future in a positive way, his experiences living in Kalamazoo Michigan, what ‘no era penal!’ means, why he stood …

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