16 episodes

Out of the Shadows is a podcast about America's tangled history of immigration hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo and entrepreneur and best-selling author Patty Rodriguez.

Season 2: Dreamers
Last season, we tackled Ronald Regan’s 1986 amnesty act, Season 2 will trace the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a contentious executive order to protect undocumented young people from being deported. Issued by former President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA was meant to be a temporary stop gap on a broken immigration system. Welcome to Season 2 of Out of the Shadows - Dreamers.

Season 1: Children of 86
Immigrants and their children have long lived in the shadows of America, their destinies aren't just shaped by where they come from but by their particular place in history.

In 1986, the lives of millions of immigrants and their children were changed by one lucky stroke of a pen by an unlikely ally, President Ronald Reagan. This podcast will examine the ripple effects the bill had on first-generation kids of immigrants who are navigating intergenerational mobility and transforming the cultural landscape. 

This is an untold story of luck, timing, triumph, opportunity, survival, and of course, hope. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 225 Ratings

Out of the Shadows is a podcast about America's tangled history of immigration hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo and entrepreneur and best-selling author Patty Rodriguez.

Season 2: Dreamers
Last season, we tackled Ronald Regan’s 1986 amnesty act, Season 2 will trace the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a contentious executive order to protect undocumented young people from being deported. Issued by former President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA was meant to be a temporary stop gap on a broken immigration system. Welcome to Season 2 of Out of the Shadows - Dreamers.

Season 1: Children of 86
Immigrants and their children have long lived in the shadows of America, their destinies aren't just shaped by where they come from but by their particular place in history.

In 1986, the lives of millions of immigrants and their children were changed by one lucky stroke of a pen by an unlikely ally, President Ronald Reagan. This podcast will examine the ripple effects the bill had on first-generation kids of immigrants who are navigating intergenerational mobility and transforming the cultural landscape. 

This is an untold story of luck, timing, triumph, opportunity, survival, and of course, hope. 

    The Dreamers

    The Dreamers

    Hosts Patty Rodriguez and Erick Galindo return for an all-new season of the iHeart podcast, Out of the Shadows, this time to tell the story of the Dreamer Movement and the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. On the first episode of the season, they explore the many influences that led to former President Barack Obama's executive order. One theory dates back to the 70s and a guy named John Lennon.Welcome to Out of the Shadows: Dreamers.
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    • 27 min
    The Sit-In

    The Sit-In

    Between 2006 and 2007, millions of people took to the streets to fight for immigration reform. The protests reached a climax on May 1st, 2006. The day would later be nicknamed, A Day Without An Immigrant. Did La Gran Marcha influence the Dreamer Movement?On this episode, Patty and Erick tackle whether the marches of '06 and '07 impacted how a group of undocumented students took on the government and won. 
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    • 26 min
    The Executive Order

    The Executive Order

    On June 15th, 2012 former President Barack Obama shocked the country when he walked onto the White House lawn and announced the executive order DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But who made it happen? On this episode of Out of the Shadows: Dreamers, Patty and Erick explore how behind the scenes a group of undocumented students turned activists pushed President Obama and his administration to pass DACA.
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    • 24 min
    UnDACAmented

    UnDACAmented

    With a quick stroke of a pen President Barack Obama created DACA - but the application process wasn't easy. And it didn’t include everyone. That created a lot of issues for the Dreamers. Like what happens to families who had members that met the criteria but others who didn’t? And were some Dreamers' parents targeted by ICE for their activism?
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Introducing: Out of the Shadows - Dreamers

    Introducing: Out of the Shadows - Dreamers

    Out of the Shadows is a podcast about America’s tangled history of immigration. Last season, we tackled Ronald Regan’s 1986 amnesty act, season 2 will trace the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a contentious executive order to protect undocumented young people from being deported. Issued by former President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA was meant to be a temporary stop gap on a broken immigration system. Hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo and entrepreneur and best-selling author Patty Rodriguez, welcome to season 2 of Out of the Shadows: Dreamers. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min
    Children of 86

    Children of 86

    Hosts Patty Rodriguez and Erick Galindo reflect on their lives as children of immigrants. They realize that a pivotal moment in their parents and their lives was in fact the signing of IRCA in 1986. That moment defined our generation.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

fanofharry ,

Excellent!!

Excellent storytelling and history telling. I was moved and I learned a lot and remembered a lot. It is so true that this history is in the shadows and it is so good to have this podcast bring it out in the open.

lorca14 ,

excited for s2

s1 was fantastic. great storytelling. excited to hear the story of the Dreamers and the history of DACA in s2.

Update100 ,

People sneaking in illegally

It is difficult to feel bad or feel sorry for anything bad that happened to these people who snuck into the United States illegally.
If you get caught sneaking into other countries there is far greater punishment.
Our laws are too lenient and this is why people still sneak in now.
This season 1 just enrages me.

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