Michael is a 29-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.
The bells and horn sounds they use to alert pedestrians of their presence are familiar sounds in Long Beach’s immigrant residential areas. Customers interact with them every day, but few pause to get to know their stories.
With heavy media coverage of the rise of ISIS and the recent shooting at the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo, many Muslims feel that public and media sentiment against their religion in the U.S. is growing.
What makes Latinos so susceptible to immigration scams is that many scammers describe themselves as “notarios,” commonly known in Latin America as attorneys. But many posing here as “notarios” may not be attorneys at all.