Two different families with two different legal statuses share one thing in common: Fear. As the Salamanca family tell us what it was like to obtain their legal status, the Alvarado family tell us about their everyday struggles living as a mixed-status family. In the video above, VoiceWaves shares their stories.
Oscar A. Bautista is a tenacious reporter working to improve himself in order to give back to his community. Having grown up in South Central Los Angeles, he knows firsthand about the violence and struggle lower income communities have to deal with. Instead of following in the footsteps of many of his peers, he put his focus onto his education.
Oscar is currently working towards his BA in Journalism at Cal State Long Beach. He is immersing himself into photography and local music so that he can experience what the community had to offer.