via press release:


Activists criticize the Obama administration’s deportation policy; Will the House pass immigration reform? Two congressmen share contrasting viewpoints; Latin superstar Larry Hernández face to face with José Díaz-Balart

With Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA Maryland; immigration activist Catia Paz; Congressmen Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Joe García (D-FL); and singer and star of the mun2 series “Larrymania,” Larry Hernández

Miami –May 2, 2014- This Sunday, May 4 on “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” (12PM/11AM C), CASA Maryland Executive Director Gustavo Torres and immigration activist Catia Paz, an undocumented worker in the process of being deported, criticize the Obama administration’s deportation policy, with Paz’s case as an example. Congressmen Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Joe García (D-FL) present differing views about the prospects of immigration reform in the House of Representatives. And, Latin superstar Larry Hernández talks about his career; the new season of his successful cable reality show, “Larrymania,” on mun2; and his detention last year after police confused him with a drug dealer, in a case he believes was motivated by race.

Following are a few quotes from the program:

Catia Paz on her deportation case:

“There is an order of deportation against me. My family would be separated. I would be separated from my children. Mine is not a criminal case; Obama ordered the authorities to review deportations, but they aren’t doing it in my case. They have listed me as a priority and they aren’t even giving me a chance to fight, to present my side. Instead, they gave me a deadline: May 23.”

Gustavo Torres on deportations:

“The president can stop the suffering of our families, of people like Catia who are enduring such terrible suffering. The president could do it, like he did for the ‘dreamers.’ He could do the same for these families.”


Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA):


“There is very little time left. While we have several months, our calendar is very short, but I believe very strongly that we will not only have time but that we will also get immigration reform done this year – starting with the ‘Enlist Act’.”


Rep. Joe García (D-FL):

“Undoubtedly, many members of the Republican Party – between 30 and 40 – are willing to sign a comprehensive immigration reform bill…. But unfortunately, there’s a group within the Republican Party that opposes it. Last week the President of the House, the most important figure in the Republican Party, mocked his colleagues precisely because of their lack of courage in facing this national need.”

Larry Hernández:

“He [the policeman] didn’t believe me when I told him I was a musician. I didn’t tell him I have a reality show or anything like that. He just asked, “Do you sell drug?” “No, I don’t sell drugs.” “So what do you do?” “I sing corridos,” I told him. “Oh, you sing about drug dealers?” “No,” I told him. “I sing about whatever’s news on the street. I’m a musical newspaper.”

About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching  U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, and; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

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