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If you are a fan of In The Thick, you know that our co-host Julio Ricardo Varela is a big Boston sports fan (even known as “The Bronx Judas”). For this special bonus drop on our feed, Julio and his family are featured in a new 10-part podcast series ca…

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Julio and guest co-host Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats Podcast, discuss the Michigan high school shooting, Chris Cuomo’s suspension from CNN, and Representative Lauren Boebert’s racist comm…

"I seek ITT to be informed. As POC, we don’t get our stories told. It is also such a relief to have a space to feel “oh yes, finally someone said it.” I feel like this every time I hear ITT! "

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August 7, 2021

Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…

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August 3, 2021

We at In The Thick like to highlight what mainstream doesn’t take the time to cover. That’s why it’s so refreshing to visit a very prominent outlet and see the writing of somebody who understands and has been covering immigration for many years: our very own Julio Ricardo Varela. For his latest piece on The…

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July 30, 2021

Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart is joined by the President and CEO of Unidos U.S Janet Murguia and the founder and In The Thick co-host and publisher of Latino Rebels Julio Ricardo Ricardo Varela to discuss immigration reform and President Biden’s push to include DACA and TPS into the reconciliation bill.   Watch the segment below.

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