From fast food worker to renowned Film Critic: Carlos Aguilar and why DACA is important

Jan 18, 11:00 AM

“My dad died in 2018 and I wasn’t able to go to his funeral. It was too much of a risk.” For the film critic Carlos Aguilar to have left his home in the US to attend his father’s funeral in Mexico would have put his re-entry into the United States in jeopardy. A native of Mexico City who has lived and worked in the US since he was young, Carlos is part of the immigration program known as DACA— Deferred Action for Children Arrivals. He has experienced both the privilege and the pain that come with this tenuous status.

Music in this episode (in order of appearance) by:

Kai Engel - Seeker

Kevin Mcleod - Quasimotion

John Bartmann - Heart of acceptance

Jorge Mario Zuleta - En detención

TRG Banks - Daybreak in a new town

Monplaisir - I am the coyote