Author: Catalina Jaramillo

Bio: Catalina Jaramillo is an independent reporter and radio producer living in Philadelphia. For most of her career, she has worked toward social justice, writing about inequality and building real and virtual spaces for people to communicate. She is a freelance correspondent for the Chilean newspaper La Tercera and Qué Pasa magazine, and has filed stories for Al Dia, WHYY, FSRN, El Universal Domingo, VICE México and more. Catalina produced The Time is Now, a Fi2W climate change workshop for immigrant and ethnic media and is part of the Unidos team. She’s also an adjunct assistant professor for the new Spanish concentration at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her @cjaramillo.


On the Streets of Philadelphia Young Latinos Say “No” to Trump and “No Gracias” to Clinton

Posted on: 27 Jul 2016

Continued frustration with the choices in this year’s presidential election.

Despite State Concerns, U.S. Presses Ahead with Secure Communities

Posted on: 08 Aug 2011

DHS says existing agreements with states to operate the immigration enforcement program are no longer needed. States have no choice but to share their fingerprint databases with the federal authorities.

Immigrant Advocates Hail Cuomo for Suspending Secure Communities in New York State

Posted on: 02 Jun 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the federal program intended to deport serious criminals is not meeting its goal, and is undermining law enforcement in the state.

Pressure Builds for Gov. Cuomo to take NY Out of Secure Communities

Posted on: 19 May 2011

Lawmakers and immigrant advocates want New York to follow Illinois in opting out of the federal information-sharing program. Critics say S-Comm, designed to identify undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, is being used mainly to target those convicted of minor offenses.

NYC Cooperation with ICE on Immigrant Detentions Angers Council Members

Posted on: 20 Apr 2011

A heated exchange between the Bloomberg administration and its critics over federal access to immigrant inmates at the city’s Rikers Island prison.

In Shadow of Triangle Shirtwaist Building, Immigrant Workers Call For Safer Conditions and Unionization

Posted on: 28 Mar 2011

At a commemoration for the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, immigrant workers said even though a hundred years have passed, they still suffer from unsafe work conditions and abuse.

Immigration Leaders Meet With U.S. Officials About Long Island Hate Crimes

Posted on: 16 Mar 2011

Allegations of the mishandling of hate crime investigations within the Suffolk County Police Department are raising new concerns among immigration advocates who met with officials of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Latinos Give Paterson a Report Card: Good, But Not Good Enough

Posted on: 21 Dec 2010

In the twilight of David Paterson’s term as New York governor, Hispanic leaders reflect on his legacy with immigrants and Latinos.

Youth Say Tabling DREAM Act a Good Decision

Posted on: 10 Dec 2010

Young advocates for the DREAM Act say the postponement of a Senate vote gives them more time to convince senators of their cause.

Gutiérrez to DREAM Act Supporters: Put Pressure on Republicans

Posted on: 22 Nov 2010

Illinois Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez wants to focus on passage of the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill during the lame duck session. In New York over the weekend, the leader in the fight for immigration reform signaled a shift in tactics.