Hispanic Heritage Month

DACA, or Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, the program that allowed certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors – known as Dreamers – to remain in the country and work or attend school legally, is threatened by President Trump and the Republicans in Congress. Laura Enriquez, Professor of Latino Studies at UC Irvine, explains DACA, and The Dream Act, and how it benefits communities, our society as a whole, and the urgent need to defend this legislation.

Porfirio Quintano is an environmental services worker at Sutter Hospital’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He came to this country from Honduras in 1996 seeking asylum. He is a union activist and an elected member of the executive committee, the National Union of Healthcare Workers. He lives with his family in El Sobrante

 

In this episode of Talking About California, Cal and Loreto speak with David Montejano,  professor of the graduate school in Chicano and Latino studies at UC Berkeley He is a historian of and sociologist and former chair of Latino policy and research institute. He has written several books and articles about Chicano politics and society in the twentieth century. He is from San Antonio Texas.