Amid the growing debate over immigration in the US, the island of Puerto Rico plays no role in the debate because of its status as a colony/commonwealth. However, our guest suggests that the history of Puerto Rican migration to the US before its colonial status offers us a vital frame of reference for today’s debate. Lilia Fernandez is a Prof of History @ Ohio State Univ and author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in post-war Chicago.”
The fantastic Prof Alvaro Huerta discusses how the importance of semantics in the debate over immigration affects both policy and perception. He also stresses the reality that human migration is not only as old as time itself, but also a universal human right.
Over the summer, San Francisco became the center of controversy regarding the concept of Sanctuary Cities following the shooting death case of Kate Steinle. Our guest, Kitzia Esteva-Martinez from Causa Justa, sets the record straight on the myths and realities of Sanctuary Cities.