Today is the day that I normally publish a new episode of my podcast, the Border Mic. However, today’s episode will be a post instead about my thinking into the future of the podcast. When I launched the podcast earlier this year, I planned on doing a weekly podcast. I have completed eleven episodes so… Read More Reevaluating the Border Mic
Ronald Reagan had the answer to the border crisis. It was simple and effective. In today’s podcast I explain Ronald Reagan’s border vision and why it would immediately solve the border crisis and protect America. Listen to the podcast:
In today’s podcast I share with you how easy it was for me to become an “illegal immigrant” simply for meeting my friends for drinks. No, it has nothing to do with DUI/DWI and everything to do with the complexities of the American immigration system. Click here to listen to my podcast.
I approach the car looking for things out of place. I look in the wheel wells. I look at the hood and trunk to make sure all is where it should be. Why? Check out today’s podcast to find out. Click here to listen to the podcast.
I am a legal immigrant and I fear ICE. In today’s episode I discuss why abolishing ICE is the wrong debate. Instead, America should return to the three agencies it had before 9/11 – Immigration and Naturalization, Customs and Border Patrol. This would eliminate the call to abolish ICE and focus the debate on the… Read More Border Mic – Episode 8 – I Am a Legal Immigrant and I Fear ICE
Being a Mexican national and crossing the U.S.-México border is not simply having your papers in order. You have to think about being profiled and what steps to take to avoid being delayed at the crossing point because you fit a certain profile. In today’s episode I share with you what it was like to… Read More Border Mic – Episode 7 – Being Mexican and Crossing the Border
You speak English! I will never forget the face my date made as soon as she realized that I was not an American. Worse, I am a Mexican citizen. Check out my latest podcast on the politics of the border. In episode 6 I talk about assimilation from the point of view of a Fronterizo,… Read More Border Mic – Episode 6 – You Speak English!
In episode of number 4 of the Border Mic, I discuss the issue of speaking English in order to assimilate into America. The argument that to be an American you need to speak English misses a fundamental reality. That is that Spanish is as American as Apple Pie. Spanish is native to America. In the… Read More Border Mic – Episode 4 – Assimilate Into America by Speaking Spanish
This week’s podcast is now up. Welcome to episode three of the Border Mic. In this episode I share with you the story of when a bar in El Paso, Texas – Aceitunas, would not let me enter with my friends because I was too Mexican. I wasn’t discriminated against because of my brown skin,… Read More Border Mic – Episode 3 – I Was Too Mexican for Aceitunas in El Paso
In the first episode of the Border Mic I discuss the dangers of the U.S.-México border. There are many dangers including environmental, health, drugs and terrorism. Since the country is awash with the dangers of the border by unknown terrorists crossing into America, I though it be the perfect way to start off the podcast.… Read More Border Mic – Episode One
Hola, and welcome to the launch of my podcast. The border is the hot topic of the nation. Everyone thinks they know the border. Many talk about the border. But how many have lived the border? Of those, how many are immigrants. I spent decades on the border. I lived on the border for almost… Read More A Podcast About the Border