We had an interesting discussion with Mariel Fiori. Fighting for Latino rights, according to her, means providing critical information to those scared of being deported. That is why La Voz is only printed in Spanish, although some of the stories get translated on the magazines website.
We did get into her defense of immigrant populations. "Open your refrigerator and tell me what would be there if everyone was sent back," she said. Immigrants, legal and illegal bring value to the communities where they live. They should not live their lives in fear.
The interview helped me understand how sanctuary is the forefront of immigrant rights in the US. Nearby Kingston, NY just declared itself a "sanctuary city," so the resistance to Trump's racist and fascist regime has already begun!
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