Marisa Peñaloza

Marisa Peñaloza appears in the following:

Calls To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday Gain Momentum

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.


New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

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.


Community Health Centers Struggling As Fewer People Seek Care During 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.


Lawsuit Alleges CARES Act Excludes U.S. Citizen Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

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."


Undocumented Workers Demand Better, Safer Working Conditions During Pandemic

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.


Rent Is Due Today, But Millions Of Americans Won't Be Paying

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.


How Immigrant Medical Professionals Are Helping To Fight The Coronavirus

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.


In Tal Tamr, Syrian Kurds Seek Safety And Shelter From Turkish Attacks

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.


'Raccoon Dog' Wandered Onto Army Base In Syria And Helped Center Soldier

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.


Some Undocumented Domestic Workers Slip Through Holes In Coronavirus Safety Net

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.


Feds Warn Merchants Against Coronavirus Treatment Claims

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.


U.S. Forces In Syria Tackle A More Complex — And Possibly Dangerous — Mission

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.


Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That's Been 40 Years In The Making

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.


Mental Health Toll Of Hurricane Maria Still Palpable In Puerto Rico

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.


In Puerto Rico, The Campaign For A Hurricane Proof House

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.


Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

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.


'I Don't Feel Safe': Puerto Rico Preps For Next Storm Without Enough Government Help

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.


'We Need To Evolve': Police Get Help To Improve Hate Crime Tracking

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.


Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

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.


'I'm Falling Apart': Shutdown Squeeze Tightens For Low-Wage Workers

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.