Adrian Florido

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California Debates Bill To Stop Cooperation With Federal Immigration Enforcement

Saturday, April 22, 2017

As California officials oppose the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, they wonder how far they can push. A legislator introduced a bill to not allow local authorities to work with ICE.


Juan Felipe Herrera On Poetry In Tough Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. NPR met with Herrera on World Poetry Day, March 21, 2017, to talk about the role of poetry in society.


Churches Still Figuring Out How To Protect Immigrants And Themselves

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Hundreds of churches across the country are taking part in the "new sanctuary movement" by offering refuge to undocumented immigrants to protect them from deportation, but not without obstacles.


How Offering Driver's Licenses To Immigrants Here Illegally Makes Roads Safer

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A 2013 California law that granted driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally reduced hit-and-run accidents by 7 to 10 percent in 2015, meaning roughly 4,000 fewer hit-and-runs.


Sanctuary Churches: Who Controls The Story?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This week on the podcast, Adrian Florido tackles this debate: When immigrants facing deportation seek sanctuary, should they make their stories public? Do they decide or does the church?


When Clothes Make The Man Appear Dangerous

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The revival of playwright Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit" reminds us that clothes and garments have long been the site upon which bigots can project their prejudices and fears.


Immigrant Activist Gives Official Spanish-Language Democratic Response To Trump

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

President Trump took a hard line against illegal immigration in his address to Congress. Democrats chose an immigrant activist who was brought to the U.S. illegally to give one of their responses.


In Spanish-Language Response, Activist Says Trump Is Inspiring Discrimination

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Astrid Silva, who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child, says she will be talking to people like her parents who have been in the U.S. for years without a path to citizenship, "living in fear."


Mattis Disagrees With Trump's Characterization Of Media As 'The Enemy'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"I don't have any issues with the press myself," the secretary of defense said during an interview while traveling in the United Arab Emirates.


How 'Little Tokyo' Of Los Angeles Changed Into 'Bronzeville' And Back Again

Sunday, February 19, 2017

When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.


Arizona Woman's Deportation Illustrates New Standard Under Trump

Friday, February 10, 2017

On Thursday the U.S. government deported a Mexican mother who had lived in the U.S. illegally for 21 years. Advocates say her case illustrates how the Trump administration has begun deporting immigrants who were not previously a priority.


Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

New data illustrate how deeply entrenched the racial wealth gap is. The reasons traverse the historical and deliberate exclusion of people of color from economic institutions and government programs.


How Trump Criminalized 11 Million with a Stroke of His Pen

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The president's executive order greatly expanded the category of immigrants who could be deported. Advocates think this will help forge new alliances in the effort to resist his plans.


Women's Marches A 'Start To Something Bigger' For Weekend's Protesters

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women came to the Capitol for the Women's March on Washington. On Sunday, many were heading home with a big question on their mind: Now what?


Bikers For Trump Roll Into Washington For Inauguration

Saturday, January 21, 2017

One of the groups that traveled to Washington, D.C. to celebrate President Trump's inauguration was Bikers for Trump. They rode into the city on their motorcycles.


End Of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.


Trump Team's Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Latino leaders have been trying for months to meet with Trump. His transition team finally hosted a meeting on Tuesday. Attendees said most of those invited were conservative.


Anticipating Trump: Deportation Fears Give Immigrant Advocates A Boost

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nationwide, local officials have vowed to defy President-elect Donald Trump should he try to deport immigrants in their cities. Some advocates wish they had stood up sooner.


Cities Ready To Resist Trump Calls For Deportations

Monday, January 02, 2017

Local leaders in at least 30 states are taking a defiant stance against threats by the incoming Trump administration to deport immigrants living illegally in local communities.


Aversion To Fidel Castro Spans Generations Of Cuban-American Families

Thursday, December 01, 2016

In many Cuban-American families, the aversion to Fidel Castro spanned generations. This is true even as children and grandchildren of the original exiles grew more liberal in their political beliefs. It's true in the Ramos family of Miami.