Out of the Shadows is a podcast about America’s tangled history of immigration hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo and entrepreneur and best-selling author Patty Rodriguez.
Season 2: Dreamers
Last season, we tackled Ronald Regan’s 1986 amnesty act, Season 2 will trace the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a contentious executive order to protect undocumented young people from being deported. Issued by former President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA was meant to be a temporary stop gap on a broken immigration system. Welcome to Season 2 of Out of the Shadows – Dreamers.
Season 1: Children of 86
Immigrants and their children have long lived in the shadows of America, their destinies aren’t just shaped by where they come from but by their particular place in history.
In 1986, the lives of millions of immigrants and their children were changed by one lucky stroke of a pen by an unlikely ally, President Ronald Reagan. This podcast will examine the ripple effects the bill had on first-generation kids of immigrants who are navigating intergenerational mobility and transforming the cultural landscape.
This is an untold story of luck, timing, triumph, opportunity, survival, and of course, hope.