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Paola Marizan

Aquí la historia de Janeth Vazquez. She grew up in Liberal Kansas and her father was deported when she started her first year of college. Ella dice que su vida cambió en todo el sentido de la palabra. She went from being a student and a daughter to being the sole provider of her family.

¿QPM? 13: Searching for Identidad.

Mar 7, 2018
Amy Gastelum

After an abusive childhood in Mexico, Amy's grandfather started telling people he was Italian. He says, “nothing good comes out of Mexico. Nothing."

His identity is his business, but Amy knows she's not Italian. As a mixed race Latina with no cultural connection to Mexico, she struggles to express her racial and ethnic identity. 

All images courtesy of Google Images

Amalia got caught by border patrol and in a split second she had to make the decision; give her baby to the coyote and hope he’ll get the infant safe to her relatives in the U.S. or to take her four-month-old back home, to El Salvador.

¿QPM? 3: Being Afro Latina en el Medio Oeste

Oct 18, 2017
Paola Marizan / WNIN

After Trump's election, Lydia got punched in the face at the mall because of her dark skin and afro-like hair.

  En este episodio, exploramos lo que significa identidad -we talk to Lydia about being Mexican and African American in the Midwest - dealing with the issues of Inmigración and racial profiling - and about the threats her father received after Trump’s election.

Featured music from Flor de Toloache - Mariachi Femenino when they came to our studio.

¿QPM? 2: Loyalty por la patria y la familia.

Oct 16, 2017
Grisel Barajas

Because Pedro is a U.S. citizen, he was able to sign up for eight years of service and in return, his parents can stay in this country after living undocumented for almost twenty years.

In the first three months, President Trump was in office, an average of over 5,000 immigrants a month were arrested and nearly 200,000 families were approved for Parole in Place, according to Homeland Security. Before 2013, members of the U.S. armed forces with undocumented families could leave for training or to fight in other countries and return a una casa vacía, to a deported family.

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