Immigration MIC

Immigration MIC
Hosted by Long Island activist Hendel Leiva, each…

Jun 18 • 2 min
Hear reactions from former Immigration MIC guests Eliana Fernandez, Alejandro Flores, and Damaris!
“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action
May 30 • 5 min
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.
Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update
May 12 • 16 min
David Silva, and Techqueria’s Fundraising For Undocumented Families
Apr 18 • 34 min
Welcome David Silva Ossa, co-founder of Techqueria (the nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech) to the Immigration MIC Podcast! [Update: Techqueria’s fundraising campaign to support undocumented families has closed at the 50K mark,…
Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of ‘Work In Progress’ Podcast!
Mar 29 • 47 min
Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!
Mar 13 • 32 min
A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!
Feb 24 • 97 min
Hofstra’s Paula Chirinos Full Interview! (Bonus interview with Dina Radeljas)
Jan 28 • 74 min
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. In this episode Paula talks about: Her experience being a part of the 100th…
LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!
Nov 20, 2019 • 76 min
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!…
The True Story Behind The Immigration MIC Podcast
Nov 6, 2019 • 123 min
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. For the first time ever, Hendel publicly…
LIVE EVENT: Undocumented Student Alliance @ SUNY Old Westbury! (With Dr. Laura Anker & Erica Rojas)
Oct 16, 2019 • 56 min
For the 98th Episode of Immigration MIC, we return to SUNY Old Westbury with the Undocumented Student Alliance (@ow.usa) for a LIVE episode! Dr. Laura Anker, Distinguished Service Professor of SUNY Old Westbury’s American Studies Department and…
Bonus: Reviewing South Park’s ‘Mexican Joker’ with Rocio from @Chica.Chats!
Sep 29, 2019 • 55 min
On Episode 97 of Immigration MIC, we’re joined by Rocio from the up and coming @chica.chats podcast! Hendel and Rocio discuss some of their background in the podcasting world and their recent “Confidence To Podcast” workshop, Rocio talks about her…
Zuley’s Immigration Activism on Long Island! (Inspired By Immigration MIC)
Sep 15, 2019 • 45 min
On Episode 96 of @immigrationmicpodcast, Zuley from Long Island talks about how the podcast launched her immigration activism and much more! Zuley is a DACA recipient from Mexico - she tells us about being aware of her undocumented status growing up, but…
Bonus: Celebrating Immigration Podcasts
Sep 2, 2019 • 15 min
On this bonus episode of the @immigrationmicpodcast, its all about other podcasters working and producing immigration podcasts! In this episode you’ll hear from Ian Gaines from Immigration Nerds, Magen Wetmore, who is a producer for Only In America with…
Tribute Episode to El Paso and Dayton
Aug 9, 2019 • 43 min
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. This has been a difficult week seeing how much more…
Gosia Labno, co-founder of @kulturamag on being a “White” Polish DACA Recipent!
Jul 30, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome Gosia Labno, co-founder of @kulturamag, here to talk about her personal story of being a “White” DACA recipient from Poland, to the Immigration MIC Podcast! Gosia is from Chicago, Illinois, is a historian, works in communications, is a…
Betzy Valdez, @bempowereddreamer on Immigration MIC!
Jul 14, 2019 • 48 min
Hoboken’s Ron Bautista on Immigration MIC!
Jun 30, 2019 • 71 min
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…
Jhoana Monroy on her personal journey and the importance of mentorship!
Jun 18, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Hector Alessandro Negrete on Immigration MIC!
May 1, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome longtime immigration activist Hector Alessandro Negrete and who recently won re-election to the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to the Immigration MIC Podcast! We talk about: His intersection of his queer and undocumented identity, his early…
Hannita Arts on Immigration MIC on educating about DACA through her art!
Apr 14, 2019 • 43 min
On the @immigrationmicpodcast a digital artist based in NY, who strives to provide beauty through arts and educate around DACA and immigration joins the podcast! From Guadalajara, Jalisco Hanna’s artistic influence came through her father who…
Alejandro Flores Munoz Undocu activist & Entrepreneur on Immigration MIC!
Mar 28, 2019 • 61 min
Alejandro Flores Munoz joins @immigrationmicpodcast! In this episode, we talk about his experiences growing up undocumented, finding community through the sport of wrestling and transitioning that feeling into his organizing and political work, his side…
Daniella Viera, from Brazil, to the GRAMMYS to Immigration MIC!
Mar 11, 2019 • 61 min
Welcome immigration and education advocate, musician/ hip-hop artist, and founder of Mass Dreams, Daniella Vieira to the Immigration MIC Podcast! Daniella tells us about her family’s experience with immigration from Brazil and initially settling in…
Belén Sisa, and her powerful, accidental viral moment, on Immigration MIC!
Feb 25, 2019 • 54 min
Welcome Belén Sisa, immigration activist, Bernie 2016 campaign alum, and member of the #Dream7 to the Immigration MIC podcast! Belen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina - her family moved to the US right before the collapse of the Argentinean economy in…
NYS Senator Alessandra Biaggi on her Italian immigrant roots & the underdog story to the NYS Senate!
Feb 10, 2019 • 43 min
Welcome newly elected New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi to the Immigration MIC podcast! 🔵Alessandra calls it the “honor of a lifetime” to represent New York’s District 34 and is looking to represent young women everywhere. 🔴Her Italian roots in the…
Milly: A Conversation on Faith and Immigration with a future DACA Pastor In Residence
Jan 7, 2019 • 105 min
Welcome Miluska Aquije @heavenlyhope87 to Immigration MIC, who’s here to live out her passion for sharing her story as a DACA- recipient from Peru and theology in practice as a future pastor in residence! 🔵Milly introduces us to her world of loving books…
Paola Ramos on Immigration MIC!
Dec 6, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome Latinx advocate @paoramos to the new Immigration MIC: Vote 2020 series! Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode: 🔵 Her family’s story has inspired her work throughout her life; her father @jorgeramosnews leaving Mexico to be able…
Undocumented Student Alliance On Immigration MIC! (Old Westbury)
Nov 1, 2018 • 35 min
New Immigration MIC Podcast with @OW.USA at SUNY Old Westbury! In this episode, you’ll hear from two young women who are stepping up to share their personal stories during this hostile political climate, while working to grow their organization for…
Julissa Arce, Best Selling Author On Immigration MIC! #SomeoneLikeMe In Stores Now!
Sep 17, 2018 • 39 min
Best selling author @julissaarce joins Immigration MIC to talk about her new book #SomeoneLikeMe! We talk about the success of her 1st book, #MyUndergroundAmericanDream, what she’s been up to the last couple of years (working with @crookedmedia, hosting a…
Dior Vargas, Latina Mental Health Activist/’The Color Of My Mind’ On Immigration MIC!
Sep 5, 2018 • 29 min
Dior Vargas, Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist, and White House Champion Of Change recipient is featured in this week’s episode of Immigration MIC. In this candid conversation, she talks about The Color Of My Mind; a book/ photo essay highlighting…
Jessica Ramos, NYS Senate Candidate On Her Family’s Immigration Challenges And Her Campaign!
Aug 12, 2018 • 54 min
Candidate for NYS Senate Jessica Ramos - the “proud daughter of immigrants”, and the former Director of Latino Media for the City of New York joins the Immigration MIC podcast! (Catch the full episode on iTunes, SoundCloud, and YouTube today!) 🔵 Jessica…
Catalina Laverde’s Journey From Colombia To Spotify To Being The Cofounder Of Civic Action Network!
Jul 29, 2018 • 54 min
On a brand new episode of Immigration MIC, Catalina Laverde: co-founder of Civic Action Network, and software engineer at Spotify joins me! 🔵 Currently living in New Jersey, but originally from Bogota, Colombia, Catalina’s first passion was journalism,…
Rocio Diaz, Playwright, Director, and DACA!
Jul 23, 2018 • 50 min
On the final California edition of Immigration MIC, Playwright/ Director, and DACA recipient Rocio Diaz joins the podcast! 🔵 Rocio talks about her mother having to make the important decision to leave Mexico, physically being separated at the border, and…
Gabriela Cruz, Founder of Santa Cruz Dreamer Project!
Jun 17, 2018 • 78 min
On this California episode of Immigration MIC I sit with the founder of Santa Cruz Dreamer Project Gabriela! In this hour long interview, we cover a complex and multifaceted story, which includes: 🔵 From Oaxaca, Mexico, Gabriela recounts details of the…
Alix Dyck on her Faith and Immigration Activism!
Jun 3, 2018 • 48 min
This week, we’re visiting J. Cole fan, immigration reform advocate and self-described ‘nonprofit visionary’ Alix, and she tells us all about: 🔵 From Sinaloa, Mexico, Alix is a recent immigrant to the US, having lived in Georgia, and now California, and…
Karla Estrada: “After DACA It’s Like We (the movement) Stopped Fighting”
May 13, 2018 • 123 min
Welcome Karla Estrada (@undocutravelers) to this week’s Immigration MIC (California Edition!) Episode: “After DACA, it’s like we (the movement) stopped fighting” In this two hour conversation we discuss: 🔵Karla talks about her identity, and how she…
Ana, Student Activist from Boyle Heights!
May 8, 2018 • 29 min
California Edition: Welcome Ana to Immigration MIC! 🔵 Ana describes herself as a very shy person, but credits her activism work for helping her to breakout, become a part of campaigns and protests. 🔴 A 19 year old student activist, Ana is passionate about…
Valeria Noemi on her personal immigration activism!
Apr 30, 2018 • 45 min
Immigration MIC California Edition! I sat with Valeria (a months long fan of the podcast) at the Plaza de La Cultura Y Artes in Los Angeles to talk about: 🔵 Valeria is a US citizen, who is passionate about one day becoming an immigration activist because…
Manuela Huerta from Colombia to the East End!
Mar 22, 2018 • 83 min
Welcome Manuela from East Hampton to the Immigration MIC podcast! Get to know her journey in this in-depth interview where you will hear this driven young woman’s personality shine: 🔵 Manuela is a DACA recipient from Colombia: hear her talk about the…
Janine Joseph, author of the award winning book “Driving Without A License”!
Mar 5, 2018 • 88 min
Welcome Janine Joseph - Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State and author of the award winning book “Driving Without A License” to Immigration MIC! In this interview, we go in-depth into Janine’s personal immigration story, and how her undocumented status…
Feb 23, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode you’ll learn about this resilient young woman’s journey, including: 🔵 Palloma’s family’s journey from Brazil, and how they came to settle in Framingham, Massachusetts. 🔴 How her family had to move about nine times, beginning with a trusted…
Maria Reyes from Oregon on Immigration MIC!
Feb 15, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome Maria from Oregon to Immigration MIC! A DACA recipient from Mexico, currently residing in Oregon, and recently in DC advocating for DREAM Act Legislation - get to know this passionate young woman! 🔵 Her love for athletics, running, and other…
Daniel Diaz From Faces Of DACA, To Immigration MIC!
Feb 1, 2018 • 38 min
Welcome Daniel, the founder of ‘Faces Of DACA’ to this week’s Immigration MIC episode! In this episode you’ll hear: * His experience immigrating from Mexico due to the increasing violence, and moving to California in 2004. * How he learned about his…
Daysi Bedolla and her immigration activism at Eastern Oregon University!
Jan 17, 2018 • 52 min
Welcome Daysi from Oregon to Immigration MIC! Daysi came to the US from Mexico at 11 years old, and through her experiences as a DACA recipient, she has become a fighter and advocate for mental health. Her family had roots in the US, with her father…
Claudia Rojas, El Salvador, Poet, and #SaveTPS!
Dec 31, 2017 • 34 min
This week on Immigration MIC, we’re talking the ramifications of TPS potentially ending with Claudia, coming to us from VA! At six years old a massive earthquake in El Salvador occurred, which forced Claudia and her family to travel through the desert to…
Brenda Madrid from El Salvador to Brooklyn to Long Island!
Dec 14, 2017 • 27 min
“I would have gone anywhere with [my parents], which is why I was OK leaving El Salvador” This week on Immigration MIC, I speak with El Salvador native, Brooklyn transplant, now living in Long Island emerging immigration activist Brenda M! Brenda…
Danny K, Syrian - Armenian DACA recipient, Hip-Hop Artist!
Dec 7, 2017 • 33 min
“I was an intern for Marco Rubio’s office - once the staff found out I was a Dreamer, I was treated differently - not in a good way.” Welcome to Immigration MIC Danny K, a Syrian - Armenian DACA recipient who is currently enrolled in a master’s program in…
Genesis Denisse Egurrola of Arizona on Immigration MIC!
Nov 30, 2017 • 39 min
On this Immigration MIC episode we have Genesis speaking to us about her personal story/experiences from Arizona! Genesis’ older brother was an organizer for the initial DREAM Act - her story is unconventional, given that since she was 10, she had always…
Allison from Guatemala to Long Island!
Oct 16, 2017 • 23 min
This week, welcome Allison to Immigration MIC! A Long Islander, originally from Guatemala, artist (anime and manga fan), a college student, and an emerging immigration advocate, she has her hands full and she’s full of passion and ambition! Allison came…
Mballa, Recording Artist, and her hit single ‘Illegal’!
Sep 18, 2017 • 35 min
This week on Immigration MIC, I talk with Mballa: Cameroon born, DC - based recording artist, who recently was able to adjust her undocumented status after a lifetime of being in and out of status. “I had a legendary father” - Before his passing, Mballa’s…
Audrey Christine from Connecticut on Immigration MIC!
Sep 8, 2017 • 31 min
On the Season 3 premiere of Immigration MIC, from Stamford, Connecticut (and yes, she’s met Triple H), welcome Aubrey to our show! Aubrey, from Ecuador is formerly “DACAmented” - she recently adjusted her status, but continues the fight for her community,…
(Bonus) From One Mistake: THE MIXTAPE
Jul 19, 2017 • 37 min
From One Mistake: THE MIXTAPE by Hendel Leiva
(Bonus) Mixtape Announcement: From One Mistake
Jul 19, 2017 • 0 min
Mixtape Announcement (From One Mistake Documentary) by Hendel Leiva
Natalie Torres Haddad of Financially Savvy Latina!
Jun 28, 2017 • 76 min
She’s an entrepreneur, advocating for the empowerment through our communities through financial literacy, welcome Natalie to this week’s Immigration MIC! Born in El Salvador and raised in Inglewood, Natalie takes me through the story of how her family…
Mayra Meléndez Arias on Immigration MIC!
Jun 22, 2017 • 35 min
Welcome former Maryland DREAM Act organizer, Immigrant Justice Corp Fellow, and immigration paralegal, welcome Mayra to this week’s Immigration MIC! Extremely accomplished - in this conversation we bring it back to the basics: Mayra tells me about growing…
(Bonus) The irresponsible journalism about DAPA that led to a huge panic
Jun 18, 2017 • 9 min
On the need for responsible journalism as people are making second to second decisions about their futures.
Karla Sevilla on Immigration MIC!
Jun 15, 2017 • 33 min
On the 5th anniversary of DACA, welcome Karla S. to the #ImmigrationMIC! A CUNY student currently studying PR and marketing, Karla was brought to the US at two months old from Mexico, and it is her dream to one day be able to visit her homeland. “It was…
Alyssa Marie DelaRosa on Immigration MIC!
Jun 5, 2017 • 42 min
On the Immigration MIC this week we have Alyssa who is an immigration paralegal and aspiring attorney, who actually contacted me about an important story she needed to share. Alyssa an immigrant herself of Cuban and Tunisian descent, born in Tunisia and…
Joy on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 54 min
Traveling, Immigration, and a shared love for the Guatemalan culture, we have it all this week with Joy Valerie of Part Time Exploradora on this week’s episode of Immigration MIC! Her parents immigration from Guatemala, and growing up in Ozone Park NY,…
Damaris Gonzalez on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 29 min
Currently pushing back against Senate Bill 4, Damaris is extremely passionate about standing up for her community, knowing that the passage of the bill (which may be signed by the governor any day this week), will have immediate ramifications on the…
Viviana Peralta on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 47 min
For the first time, (though I think she’s a pro), she shares her very personal story of family reunification, takes me through her personal growth at IMI Corona, Queens, and her work in teaching youth through a self-developed art based workshop! She talks…
Yash Mori, Digital Media & Immigrant Rights Organizer!
May 27, 2017 • 33 min
A super talented digital media // immigrant rights organizer that has done it all - but is committed to the movement because of his personal connection to immigration. Yash came to Charlotte, NC at the age of seven with a background in organizing already…
Karen Romero, Activist and Political Campaign Strategist!
May 27, 2017 • 43 min
The culture, the people, the diversity, Karen is born and raised in her neighborhood, and she’s all about it! Both her parents were middle school sweethearts from Mexico - her father’s goal at 16 was to bring Karen’s mom to the US - a big step from…
Miriam Enriquez, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs Director!
May 27, 2017 • 40 min
On the Immigration MIC, welcome Miriam Enriquez - Director Of City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs - and she’s so awesome! She takes me through her career - from her time in law school, to starting out as a prosecutor, to the DA’s Office - and…
Carlos Lopez on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 41 min
An outstanding athlete, driven by an intensity to succeed both on the wrestling mat and a passion for his community, Carlos represents the heart of the fight of the immigrant rights movement. Brought to the US from Mexico at 1, his parents looking for…
Carla and Maxima from Arizona on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome Carla and Maxima to Immigration MIC! Co-hosted (yes it happened!) with Maribel Serrano! Carla and Maxima are founders of their own workout apparel line Ganaz Apparel - opposites, but are brought together by a love for community organizing and…
Reyna Montoya and Korina Iribe on Immigration MIC! (Live from Arizona)
May 27, 2017 • 31 min
Fresh off of finishing an educational gathering for local community members on the current political state of Arizona, Reyna and Korina are determined to continue fighting the fight in AZ that has spanned more than 25 years against discriminatory…
Hempstead’s Melissa Figueroa on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome Dive Master/ Educator/ Activist and Long Island hometown girl Friends Of Melissa Figueroa to The @HendelMedia #ImmigrationReform Project! Melissa is passionate about advocating for quality education, which derives from her parent’s work ethic, her…
Josie Esparza from Illinois on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 38 min
I found her singing Mexican ballads and standing up for immigrants, on Instagram, so welcome Josie to The @HendelMedia #immigrationreform Project! From the state of Illinois, Josie grew up in the United States since she was a year old, and wishes she were…
Luz from Minnesota on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 70 min
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 tells the story of her family…
Alfredo and his Day Without Immigrants Rally Speech!
May 27, 2017 • 31 min
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 I had to reach out…
Berenice Villegas on Immigration MIC: (We met up in Paris, France two years later!)
May 27, 2017 • 116 min
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 us! From her…
Angelica Villalobos on taking on Paul Ryan and CNN!
May 27, 2017 • 77 min
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 rights movement in…
Stephanie from Nevada on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 47 min
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 lives. She speaks…
Maribel Serrano of “Mi Vida DACA”!
May 27, 2017 • 50 min
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- raised Maribel once envisioned herself…
Angel Reyes, and his Immigration Activism on Long Island!
May 27, 2017 • 53 min
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 much (listen to…
Gargi Purohit, on being Desi and Undocumented!
May 27, 2017 • 36 min
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…
Martin Mejia from New Jersey to Delaware and his Immigration Activism!
May 27, 2017 • 36 min
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…
Manuela Karim shared her story with the New York Times!
May 27, 2017 • 38 min
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…
Yessenia Tolentino, Immigration Reform Activist on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 58 min
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, participating in the Trail…
(Bonus) My millennial focused article: five ways to revitalize Brentwood
May 27, 2017 • 2 min
Let me tell you in 2 min about my #millennial-focused article detailing 5 ways to revitalize #Brentwood #READ: 1. We need more lighting in Brentwood 2. We need to modernize police/community relations 3. Creating opportunities for…
(Bonus) Kanye supports destroying 11 million lives, I destroy my poster of his music
May 27, 2017 • 2 min
#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.
(Bonus) Read Julissa Arce’s new book, “My Underground American Dream!”
May 27, 2017 • 1 min
(HOST) Read Julissa Arce’s new book, “My Underground American Dream!” by Hendel Leiva
Lesley Fernandez Orellana on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 34 min
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 and…
Maria Castro of Arizona on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 41 min
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 stimulating…
Rosa Angela Velázquez on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 66 min
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 family’s…
Daniela Raquel, Make-up Artist on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 44 min
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…
Maria Robles from Tennessee on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 37 min
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…
Armando Lopez on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Hector, Freedom Mic on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 50 min
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, in high school he was about to…
Rigo Garay and his short documentary: ‘The Voice Of Dreams’!
May 27, 2017 • 25 min
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…
Gabriela Quintanilla of Adelante and the Hudson Valley!
May 27, 2017 • 30 min
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…
Jonathan Romero on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 50 min
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 up and delivered a…
Sandra Priscila on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 29 min
Ecuadorean born, a child witness to domestic violence, this young Latina advocate does incredible work providing services to victims of teen dating violence, including organizing the annual #NYCTeenWalk which has grown an incredible amount throughout the…
Juan Carlos Ramos on Undocumented and LGBTQ spaces!
May 27, 2017 • 62 min
Enjoyed talking with him about his perspective as a Salvadoran immigrant arriving at 15 to North Carolina, LGBTQ spaces and coming out, his mathematical talents, his view on why the immigration reform movement has slowed down in recent years, and how he…
Dulce from Sepa Mujer on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 36 min
Excited to be joined by Dulce; a passionate up and coming community organizer on Long Island, her activism was being molded since 2006: she tells the harrowing account of living in the same neighborhood as one of the leaders of the anti-immigrant Sachem…
Lynda Nguyen on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 43 min
Lynda Nguyen’s mission is to ‘make racial equity sexy’ — and she’s my guest on The@HendelMedia Project! We talk about her family’s Vietnamese refugee heritage, her awesome chalkboard paint, how ‘intersectionality’ has been a big part of her schooling/…
Jazmin Ramirez from Tennessee on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 41 min
Jazmin is a student who is incredibly passionate and active in her immigrant rights work; we get into some pretty juicy conversations about her family’s journey from Mexico to Minnesota, bullying, DACA recipients that do not want to be called on to…
Rachel Glickhouse, “My Time In Line” Immigration Series
May 27, 2017 • 32 min
“The process behind the ” My Time In Line” immigration series on Medium” by Hendel Leiva
(Bonus) Calling out harassment of day laborers, DJ Khaled meme
May 27, 2017 • 6 min
I talk about a video of someone rolling up on day laborers to make a DJ Khaled meme; it’s someone’s father, brother, or uncle they’re trying to make a joke of. I also talk about how this is a result go not allowing us, the millennial to make true change…
Nataly Allimonos on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 41 min
Nataly gets REAL about her struggles as a college student, depression & mental health, why she stepped back from the cameras, advice for new youth activists, and calls for a change in leadership at the top of the divided immigration movement.
Melissa Portillo on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I interview Melissa Portillo, an extremely passionate NYC immigrant rights activist.
(Bonus) My reaction to Long Island police sergeant not charged for stealing from undocumented drivers
May 27, 2017 • 7 min
(HOST) My reaction to Long Island police sergeant not charged for stealing from undocumented drivers by Hendel Leiva
(Bonus) Why don’t we publicly talk about uncomfortable events in the immigration conversation?
May 27, 2017 • 6 min
In this episode I speak on a disturbing incident where a DACA recipient committed a heinous crime — however, I believe his DACA status comes second to his crime, and the immigrant rights movement should denounce it publicly to protect DACA.
Stephen Acevedo on Immigration MIC!
May 27, 2017 • 23 min
The effects of deportation raids; American Privilege
(Bonus) The national deportation raids: a preview of what happens if DACA is overturned
May 27, 2017 • 4 min
Are the national deportation raids a preview of what happens if DACA is overturned?