Gia Santos

Mexican American Female Journalist Reports from Ukraine War

“As I write this, we are well into the second power outage of the day in this part of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city. We have experienced daily power outages since Russia began missile attacks.”

  • Nov 16, 2022
  • 3:13 PM

The Justice System in Texas Is Failing Victims of Crime and Their Families (OPINION)

A personal account about the murder of a young Latino man in Texas and the failure of the local court system to provide justice to his loved ones.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 3:43 PM

Flaws in Medicaid System Put Millions at Risk (OPINION)

Whether you’re a citizen, resident, or an undocumented imigrant who relies on Medicaid for health insurance, flaws in the existing program, and the decisions being made by a government whose job is to represent “the people,” will inevitably affect millions.

  • Feb 18, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

Immigration Reform for Essential Workers and Victims of Domestic Violence Is Long Overdue (OPINION)

The term “living in the shadows” is something I’m familiar with, having grown up waiting for some type of path that would allow me to become a legal resident. I did so while surviving a relationship that involved domestic violence.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 2:19 PM

Family Roots and Advocacy in 1940s Mexico (ESSAY)

My great-grandfather’s story has long inspired my own activism for victims of violence, as well as migrant rights and farmworkers. May we all have the courage to advocate as he did so many years ago.

  • Oct 19, 2021
  • 11:39 AM

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