Author Archives: Viviana

Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration

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Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married–instead of Dahlgren  Read More...

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

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Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. A Chef Richard Sandoval  Read More...

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

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‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant who carries his passport from the Philippines and  Read More...

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

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A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could derail a trip if not taken into consideration  Read More...

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

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Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture the desperate reality of millions of immigrants living in  Read More...

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

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Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley. I interviewed countless parents who hoped  Read More...

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

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President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive Action“, I urged him to use his “phone  Read More...

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

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People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave the traditional cookout fare to the amateurs. Treat your  Read More...