107 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 • 54 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

    Joel Salguero: DACA and Host of "The Objective Truth" Podcast! + Go Vote!

    Joel Salguero: DACA and Host of "The Objective Truth" Podcast! + Go Vote!

    • 32 min
    Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

    Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

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

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

    • 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!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 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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