In the second episode of Periphery Podcast, Angelika Albaladejo and Mike LaSusa interviewed Jose Magaña-Salgado, an immigration policy attorney for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) in Washington DC. Previously, Jose worked as a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), where he handled the national immigration portfolio in the areas of immigration reform, regulatory advocacy, as well as military, employment and housing issues at the intersection with immigration.
Originally from Mexico, Jose began his work as an immigration advocate on the grassroots level while attending Arizona State University. Jose was involved in the formation of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition (ADAC), one of the largest DREAM Act advocacy groups in the US.
The ILRC is a national nonprofit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.
In this episode, we referenced a national poll conducted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, data from the Pew Research Center and the Migration Policy Institute, and a report by the American Civil Liberties Union. The song, “La Bestia,” funded by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is available for download. Here’s a version with English subtitles.