For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.
As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country.
AZPM’s Fernanda Echavarri and Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star present a special report on how immigration law and policy affects U.S. families. Echavarri and Trevizo spent four months with the de la Rosa family of Tucson, learning how each of the four U.S. citizen siblings has coped with separation from their mother Gloria. She was banned from the country for 10 years in 2009 when she applied for a green card after having lived in the U.S. illegally for years. The de la Rosas are among millions of U.S. citizen children affected by federal immigration law.