Marisa Peñaloza

Marisa Peñaloza appears in the following:

Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A severe housing shortage is forcing emergency managers to look off the island to find temporary housing. But many Puerto Ricans don't want to leave.


Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Army officials say they're beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.


In Puerto Rico, Relying On Luck And Enough Gas To Get Medical Care

Thursday, September 28, 2017

One San Juan hospital ran out of diesel earlier this week and had to discharge 40 patients. It now has enough to fuel its generators until Saturday.


'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Some growers say that President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has made a chronic worker shortage even worse.


Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

Monday, September 25, 2017

In Cataño, near San Juan, the storm left hundreds living in a shelter where conditions are becoming increasingly dire.


Health Issues Stack Up In Houston As Harvey Evacuees Seek Shelter

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

With thousands of people displaced, health workers are trying to address the immediate medical needs of evacuees as well as mental health issues made worse by the disaster.


Florida Killings: Radical Islam And The Far Right, Under One Roof

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This story begins with four roommates in Florida. It ends with two dead and two in jail. The improbable case brings together security threats that rarely intersect: radical Islam and the far right.


'Illicit Cohabitation': Listen To 6 Stunning Moments From Loving V. Virginia

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fifty years ago, lawyers before the Supreme Court talked of "psychological evils" and "racial integrity" when it came to interracial marriage.


Interracial Marriages Face Pushback 50 Years After Loving

Monday, June 12, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriages between people of different races 50 years ago. But some interracial couples today say they sometimes feel unaccepted in the U.S.


Chefs' Secret For More Flavorful Tortillas? Heirloom Corn From Mexico

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Most tortillas in the U.S. are made with mass-produced corn flour. But specialty ingredient company Masienda is providing American chefs with heirloom corn grown in Mexico for its richer flavor.


Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Zika virus may have infected more than 1 million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.


In Competitive Sports, Puerto Ricans Gain A Sense Of Independence

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This week, Puerto Ricans marked 100 years of U.S. citizenship. The island's political status remains unique, along with its strong sense of cultural identity — most clearly seen in its sports.


Puerto Ricans Reflect On A Century Of (Limited) Citizenship

Thursday, March 02, 2017

People born in Puerto Rico have been counted as U.S. citizens since 1917, but residents of the island can't vote for president and don't have voting representation in Congress.


For A Stark Contrast To U.S. Immigration Policy, Try Canada

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Some point to Canada's immigration system as a model for U.S. reform. Canada is nearly a quarter foreign-born, yet it doesn't seem to wrestle with anti-immigrant nativism that has erupted in the U.S.


How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Federal immigration agents raided four Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, N.Y., recently — one of largest worksite actions in recent years. Outraged locals are asking: Why pick on taco cooks?


Surge Of Cuban Migrants Arrive On U.S. Shores

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cubans who recently made the dangerous migration to Florida by boat talk about what drove them to leave their homeland, about leaving their families behind, and what awaits them here in the U.S.


Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cuban migrants have received preferential treatment for more than a half-century. But as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, that policy could change and Cubans are racing to reach U.S. shores.


Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"I've always felt that the Republicans align with my beliefs," said Judith Martinez, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Mexico.


Halt On Juvenile Immigrant Visa Leaves Thousands In Limbo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

According to Border Patrol, more than 120,000 unaccompanied children arrived in the past two and a half years, many seeking asylum. Some young immigrants are now trying to use a new visa category.


Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Growing up, gay evangelicals may have thought they had to be one or the other. It's different now. At one welcoming Baptist church in Kentucky, a member says, gay congregants "walk through the door."