Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

Episode 111: Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

Florida Immigrant Coalition's Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

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Yareliz Mendez-Zamora currently serves as the Federal Campaign Lead at the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)…and is earning her Master’s degree at the University of Miami in Community and Social Change. Born and raised in Miami, she grew up listening to her Nicaraguan family’s immigration stories and constantly draws inspiration from them. At the University of Florida, where she earned her bachelor’s in English and history and minored in Latin American Studies, she was a coordinator of the Latin@ Diaspora in the Americas Program, a Student Government Senator, interned at the Broward Public Defender’s Office, was an ambassador at La Casita, a contributor for The Huffington Post Latino Voices, and is 1/6th of the online Latina Rebels collective.

Please join us for this compelling conversation about one of the most significant, most complex issues facing America today: immigration. Yareliz explains FLIC's mission and shares her thoughts on immigration reform; the recently enacted draconian Florida Senate Bill 1718; the inhumane treatment and transporting of migrants by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; NYC Mayor Eric Adams' recent inflammatory anti-migrant rhetoric; the existential threat facing DACA/Dreamers; the Hispanic shift to the GOP; and the dangerous impact of Trump and Trumpism on the decades-old immigration debate.

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Produced by Andy Ostroy, Matty Rosenberg, and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel



Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

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