106 episodes

Hosted by Long Island's Hendel Leiva, each episode takes you through the individual journey and story of each guest, and the personal reasons why they're fighting for immigrants across the nation, in their own way.

Follow Hendel on Instagram and Twitter: @hendelonthemic

Immigration MIC Hendel Leiva

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 53 Ratings

Hosted by Long Island's Hendel Leiva, each episode takes you through the individual journey and story of each guest, and the personal reasons why they're fighting for immigrants across the nation, in their own way.

Follow Hendel on Instagram and Twitter: @hendelonthemic

    REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

    REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

    Hear reactions from former Immigration MIC guests Eliana Fernandez, Alejandro Flores, and Damaris!

    • 2 min
    “Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

    “Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

    In this episode, I read my new article which brings together my experience with Immigration MIC, my friend's passing due to COVID-19 due to the federal government's response, and the Black lives being lost as part of a systemic pattern.

    Stay safe everyone.

    • 5 min
    Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

    Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

    In light of a friend recently passing from complications from COVID-19, this bonus episode will instead focus on spotlighting two women of color podcasters I recently collaborated with. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a full length episode having taken the time to process this moment, but in the meantime, please support the important work both of these podcasters are doing by taking a listen to the additional episodes below.
     
    046: Careerfluencer Community Update with Cynthia Heisch
     
    A message from Cynthia Heisch, Founder of Careerfluencer – community updates, staying strong in times of crisis, and keeping your career afloat. We hope that you are staying safe and hanging in there! Careerfluencer is committed to helping you keep your career on track during these tough times as a positive, professional resource and source of support.
     
    It Girl Thoughts: Did Someone Say Food?
     
    It's all about food this week! I talk about how Latin food has influenced my life, and my favorite dishes! Song of the week is "Kompany" by Monte Booker, Smino, and Phoelix. Check it out!
     
    It Girl Thoughts: My Story #SAAPM
     
    Today's podcast is long and heavy. I open up about me being molested at age 15, and the importance of fighting for more public policies for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. I really hope you all listen to this podcast, and share this. My only hope is to create a space for people like myself to feel safe and ready to combat this and seek help. No song of the week this week, I wish you all love and happiness during this difficult time.
     

    • 16 min
    David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

    David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

    Welcome David Silva Ossa, co-founder of Techqueria (the nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech) to the Immigration MIC Podcast!

    [Update: Techqueria’s fundraising campaign to support undocumented families has closed at the 50K mark, but you can still donate to support the organization, or support the other campaigns on the original donation page]

    In this episode, David talks to me about: how he’s been holding up in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, his personal story growing up in Santiago De Cali, Colombia at a time when Cali was one of the most dangerous cities to live in, while trying to discover his own place in society (4:31), his background in activism inspired by his Jewish faith and his status as an undocumented immigrant (16:20), his journey into the tech world originating with a computer in his mother’s office, and learning how to modify/ program, and culminated with him joining a startup in 2012 in Colombia and moving to Silicon Valley the following year (19:00), the beginnings of Techqueria and the development of the organization as a network, which has chapters in eight cities (23:50), the fundraiser and the longer term goals and vision to support undocumented communities affected by COVID-19 (26:03), and some closing forward-looking words of inspiration (31:15)

    • 34 min
    Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

    Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

    Welcome Barbara Estrada (@hollaitsbarbara), host of the @workinprogressmedia podcast, to the @immigrationmicpodcast, recorded at the @hgab_studios in Miami, Florida!
     
    In this episode, Barbara talks to us about the beginnings of her journalism career in college that shaped her passion for international news/ storytelling (6:07), her experience reporting at the US-Mexico border during the Hatian refugee crisis (18:16), we discuss objectivity vs advocacy in journalism (21:30), her transition from working in corporate media (26:30), starting @workinprogressmedia, first as a blog, which has now become a podcast, “a global podcast about ordinary, extraordinary people in their 20s” (31:03), and her words of inspiration for other upcoming journalists: “really remember why you joined in the first place.” (39:23)
     
    *I open the show talking about where I’m at relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a bonus, I include a clip of my recent interview with @platformlatino talking about the beginnings of the Immigration MIC Podcast and include clips from the interviews with Rosa Velasquez (E22), and Luz (E38). 
     
    Barbara’s Website 
    www.barbaraestrada.com
     
    Work In Progress Podcast
    https://apple.co/3dBTCtH
     
    Work In Progress Blog
    https://bit.ly/2UHpODq
     
    Inside the Lives of the LGBTQI in Greece
    https://bit.ly/3atcIQO
     
    Barbara reporting on the Hatian refugee crisis (2016)
    https://bit.ly/2WOaiIF
     
    #Brownish: DNA Results Teaser
    https://bit.ly/33VrhtS

    • 47 min
    Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

    Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

    Good morning! Need to get away? Then put your headphones on and join me for 30 minutes of the Immigration MIC podcast! 
     
    This is a bonus episode where I talk to you about my recent trip to Orlando - Miami, as the Coronavirus became a global pandemic, leading to the cancellation of the April 1 Immigration MIC live event here in NYC. 
     
    I take you through my experience at PodFest 2020, tell you about the mystery of apartment building 6662, and how I've never felt more alive than when I figured out how to ride an electric scooter. 
    Let's go! 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

cynthia heisch ,

Insightful

Love the authenticity, variety, and depth that this podcast brings to the table. Appreciate what you’re building here and keep up all of the strong work so far!

Nicole Ki ,

Insightful podcast on immigrant stories

Hendel is a great producer and highlights unique activists, community leaders and business owners in Long Island that have eye-opening stories. Puts into perspective mainstream media themes of immigrants, and debunks it in different episodes. Definitely recommend!

The Art Engineer ,

Informed and Accessible

Hendel has a genuine passion for the immigrant narrative and finding uplifting beacons to share their story’s. He has created a palpable platform that is well informed and accessible.

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