Marisa Peñaloza

Marisa Peñaloza appears in the following:

'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.


'Federal Employees Deserve Better': Workers Rally As Shutdown Frustration Builds

Friday, January 11, 2019

As anxiety and anger rise, federal workers and industry leaders around the country are organizing to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.


'I'm Scared': TSA Families Fear Falling Behind On Bills, Losing Their Homes

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Jacinda, whose husband is a TSA officer, says her biggest concern is losing her home. "I feel this sneaking anxiety that it all can be gone," she says.


Not Expecting Back Pay, Government Contractors Collect Unemployment, Dip Into Savings

Monday, January 07, 2019

One expert estimates millions of contractors in the federal workforce won't receive back pay when the shutdown ends.


Latinos Increasingly Concerned About Their Place In U.S. Society, Survey Finds

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A majority of Hispanics say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.


A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Farmers in rural, western Guatemala have compelling reasons to attempt the dangerous journey to the U.S. Drought is stunting the corn crop, and one season's failure means no income for a family.


Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Trump administration's immigration policies are designed to convince migrants to not cross the border illegally. But poverty and lack of opportunities in Guatemala continue to push people north.


Searching For Deported Parents In Guatemala, While Children Wait In The U.S.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The ACLU and other groups are scouring Guatemala to track down parents who were separated from their children in the United States and deported back home without them.


D.C. Has Had More Than 300 Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses In 2 Weeks

Friday, July 27, 2018

Synthetic marijuana, known as K2, overdoses are challenging the city's first responders and law enforcement. "Overdoses are happening everywhere," says one delivery driver.


Denied Asylum, But Terrified To Return Home

Friday, July 20, 2018

Immigration lawyers say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of asylum claims that are being rejected at the earliest stage, known as the credible fear interview.


People Who Say Police Were Called For #LivingWhileBlack Ask Congress To Act

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Since two men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, there have been over a dozen more incidents of people calling 911 on people of color who were seemingly just living their everyday lives.


Protesters Across The U.S. Decry Policy Of Separating Immigrant Families

Friday, June 01, 2018

People gathered in cities across the country on Friday to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents and children at the Southern border.


Many Noncitizens Plan To Avoid The 2020 Census, Test Run Indicates

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Trump administration is adding a citizenship question to forms for the 2020 census. Some immigrants in Central Falls, Rhode Island say they're afraid to be counted.


Trial Test Indicates Noncitizens Plan To Avoid 2020 Census

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The Trump administration is adding a citizenship question to forms for the 2020 census. Some immigrants in Central Falls, Rhode Island, say they're afraid to be counted.


Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Over the past 25 years, U.S. adult literacy rates have not improved. Learning how to read, one adult learner says, is like "opening up a Christmas present every day."


After Daughter's 'Unimaginable' Death, Parkland Family Moved To Action

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Carmen Schentrup was a senior, one week away from her 17th birthday, when she was killed. Her family reflects on her life, death and why "missing her doesn't feel like enough anymore."


The Opioid Crisis Is Surging In Black, Urban Communities

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Opioid overdose deaths among middle-aged black men have increased 245 percent in the past three years in Washington, D.C.


'We Don't Feel Safe Here': Building A Post-Hurricane Life In Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hurricane season is ending but rebuilding in Puerto Rico is just starting and will take years. Residents of Cataño describe the impact Hurricane Maria had on their once peaceful and safe neighborhood.


Puerto Rico's Medical Manufacturers Worry Federal Tax Plan Could Kill Storm Recovery

Monday, November 27, 2017

Drug companies and medical device makers in Puerto Rico are still struggling with power and staffing shortages. One device manufacturer says the future of his industry on the island is uncertain.


When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

Thursday, November 16, 2017

These days, Puerto Rico's monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a "big dance" of crews, equipment and expertise.