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Juan Carlos Chavez - Immigrant Communities Reporter

Immigrant Communities Reporter

I am from the city of Lima (Peru). When I was a teenager I thought of dedicating myself professionally to football but the passion for reading and writing took me in other ways. This is how I came to journalism, a profession that has allowed me to get to know other cultures, countries and people of all kinds. I live in the United States because I always believed that this was the best place to dedicate myself to the press and tell stories with a human sense. I was not wrong. I went through Miami and finally arrived in Tampa, a city that has its own history and a rich Hispanic tradition. The perfect combination for a journalist like me.

  1. Desde izq.. Panelistas Maggie Aldana, Lourdes Quinones y Yasmin Castellano. La hora del Cafecito comenzó en Febrero a través de Facebook.
  2. La organización UndocUnited llamó la atención sobre los desafíos y oportunidades que enfrentan los estudiantes indocumentados durante la Semana del Sueño el mes pasado. Esta foto fue tomada en 2017.
  3. Víctimas de fraude de inmigración se reunieron para una conferencia de prensa frente a un tribunal federal en el centro de Tampa antes de la sentencia final contra Elvis H. Reyes, de 56 años, quien se hizo pasar  como abogado, pastor, contador y ex funcionario de inmigración.  Al frente Ana Lamb, activista mexicana y quien acompaño a las víctimas de Reyes.
  4. Victims of Immigration fraud gather Friday outside federal court in downtown Tampa before a sentencing hearing for Elvis H. Reyes, 56, who is accused of filing 215 fraudulent asylum applications through his EHR Ministries Inc. and stealing more than $1 million from his victims.
  5. From the left. a panel of hostess Maggie Aldana, Lourdes Quinones and Yasmin Castellano during La hora del Cafecito (The Coffee Time), a program designed to help Hispanic parents of children with autism, which began in early 2020.
  6. Victims of Immigration fraud gathered for a press conference outside federal court in downtown Tampa prior to the final sentence for Elvis H. Reyes, 56, who portrayed himself as an attorney, pastor, accountant and former immigration official. Reyes is accused of filing 215 fraudulent asylum applications through his EHR Ministries Inc. and stealing more than $1 million from his victims, most of them immigrants in the Ruskin and Wimauma areas — farmworkers, maids and laborers — who trusted Reyes to negotiate for permanent residency on their behalf.
  7. Tyler Rorah, 18, of Brooksville, receives a Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine shot from LPN Sonia Woods, right, while receiving his CDC (issued) Covid 10 Vaccination Card during his vaccination appointment on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Saint Leo University, which is serving as the host for the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution for East Pasco County.

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  8. The organization UndocUnited brought attention to the challenges and opportunities faced by undocumented students during Dream Week last month. This photo was taken in 2017.
  9. A dose of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is administered at Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center in Plant City on Friday, March 26, 2021. Colectivo ARBOL organized the event with Walgreens to make the vaccine accessible for Hispanic farm workers.
  10. A Maylin Zaldivar se le hace difícil ayudar a su familia en Cuba
  11. Through the group "Puentes de Amor," rallies like this one in Miami last November have been held in cities coast to coast to persuade the White House to normalize relations with Cuba. A rally is scheduled Sunday in Ybor City.
  12. Euda Toural-Romero, profesora de español, guía a sus estudiantes en una lección usando un tablero digital, en Excelsior Prep Charter School el martes 9 de marzo de 2021 en Tampa.
  13. Poliana Conte, 40, vino desde el Brasil y trabaja en un hospicio de ancianos en Ruskin. Espera obtener un estatus legal por medio de un proyecto de ley que prioriza a los trabajadores esenciales.
  14. Poliana Conte, 40,came to the United States from Brazil illegally and works at a hospice in Ruskin. She hopes she gain legal status through new immigration legislation that includes a measure covering essential workers.
  15. El periodista Hernán Lugo-Galicia, de 52 años, temía repercusiones del autoritario gobierno de Venezuela por lo que huyó a Estados Unidos. Celebra la extensión del Estatus de Protección Temporal de la administración Biden a los inmigrantes venezolanos.
  16. Mar. 11• CENTRO
    La política federal impidió que Cristhian Guzmán y su esposa Gloria Alcantar Guzmán calificaran para un préstamo hipotecario de la FHA. Eso cambió el 19 de enero cuando la agencia extendió la elegibilidad a los inmigrantes inscritos en el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia. La pareja, junto con los niños Cristhian, de 7 años, y Adrián, de 4, ahora tienen su propia casa en Apollo Beach.
  17. Journalist Hernan Lugo-Galicia, 52, feared repercussions from the authoritarian government of Venezuela so he fled to the United States. He welcomes the Biden administration's extension of Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelan immigrants.
  18. Federal policy kept Cristhian Guzman, 28, and his wife Gloria Alcantar, 27, from qualifying for an FHA home loan. That changed Jan. 19 when the agency extended eligibility to immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The couple, along with children Cristhian, 7, and Adrian, 4, now have their own home in Apollo Beach.
  19. Feb. 24• CENTRO
    Los manifestantes sostienen globos durante una manifestación de inmigración en apoyo del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia y el Status de Protección Temporal  en Washington. Foto: Archivo AP
  20. Salvador Cortés, 44, y sus hijos Mateo, 5, Isabel, 7, y Areli, 12, posan para un retrato con los chihuahuas Firus, 8, y Mili, 3 de la familia, afuera de su casa en Lake Placid.
  21. Salvador Cortés, 44, saw his wife deported to Mexico, leaving him to care for Mateo, 5, and their two other children. They're hoping the new Biden administration will help reunite them.
  22. Motorists wait in line to enter a COVID-19 vaccination site at the University Mall parking garage in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The traffic was backed up for at least one mile onto Fowler Street.
  23. Mirko Falcone y Dora Botero, propietarios de Pizzeataly, posan para un retrato fuera de su nuevo camión de comida el jueves 28 de enero de 2021 en Tampa. Después de que su camión original fuera robado en noviembre, la comunidad se unió para recaudar dinero para reemplazar su Pizzeataly.