Marisa Peñaloza appears in the following:
Friday, June 19, 2020
In the wake of protests calling for racial equality and other reforms after the killing of George Floyd, there's a growing movement to make June 19 a federal holiday.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Many immigrants and people with low incomes already saw preventive care as a luxury. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has created another barrier to their seeking and receiving health care.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Advocates say denying these children benefits provided in the federal coronavirus relief package is akin to them being "treated as second-class citizens."
Friday, May 01, 2020
Caravan protests around the nation are pushing officials to provide safer working environments. Many undocumented workers don't have access to protective equipment, paid sick time or health care.
Friday, May 01, 2020
Housing activists are enlisting renters who can and can't pay rent starting May 1 to sign a pledge with the goal of putting pressure on landlords and policymakers.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
A growing number of health care workers in the U.S. are immigrants. Some states are issuing emergency orders authorizing licensing waivers for internationally trained health care providers.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Dozens of Kurdish families fled to the northeast Syrian village of Tal Tamr last fall, escaping a Turkish invasion. U.S. forces help provide some security, but the families face an uncertain future.
Friday, April 10, 2020
When Rumi wandered onto a military base in Syria, 1st Lt. Shelby Koontz took her in. She didn't want to abandon Rumi when her deployment ended, so Koontz used social media to find her a forever home.
Friday, April 03, 2020
The federal relief package won't benefit some taxpaying undocumented people, such as nannies who care for children, the home aides who care for the elderly and the mostly women who clean homes.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The FDA has sent warning letters to seven marketers of products including essential oils, nasal sprays and herbal concoctions. No treatments or vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
American soldiers are helping secure oil fields in northeast Syria — not only from ISIS extremists, but from Syria and Russia as well. It's a relatively new mission for these troops.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Construction of the Trump administration's border wall has been slowed by difficulties acquiring private land, so the government is prioritizing construction inside federal nature sanctuaries.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities — and families — devastated by the deadly Category 4 hurricane. Many residents are still emotionally fragile.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
In the nearly two years since Hurricane Maria, about half a million people still don't have a safe affordable home. One architect is working to change that.
Friday, July 05, 2019
Puerto Rico has a plan to rebuild its energy grid and move to 100% renewable power by 2050. Many communities are working toward that themselves, without help from the government.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria, the government has made vast improvements and residents have worked together to clean up their communities, but Puerto Rico remains extremely vulnerable.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Bias-motivated crimes are rising, but few police departments are trained to identify them. A group of prosecutors is traveling from city to city, warning officers that ignoring hate crimes is risky.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Out-of-state militias have arrived to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, raising tensions and fear in tiny Arivaca, Ariz.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Low pay combined with a high cost of living make it even more of a challenge for those who suddenly find themselves without a paycheck.