Anthony Orozco, Report for America Reporter

Anthony Orozco
Anthony Orozco is the Latino communities reporter for WITF. Anthony joined PA Post in May 2020 as a Report For America fellow and transitioned to WITF in August 2020. He has worked in central Pennsylvania as a journalist, poet and community organizer since graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati in 2012.

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Allentown Black and Latino communities work toward unity after on-air racism row

The conversation around anti-Blackness in the Latino community is part of the national zeitgeist. An incident several weeks ago brought the subject front and center in the 222 Corridor.

By Anthony Orozco

Pa. Latino Convention returns to Reading, aims to tackle poverty, health inequities and other issues

The convention aims to address the most pressing issues in the state’s Latino community.

By Anthony Orozco

Judge advances lawsuit against Berks County over plans for immigrant detention center

Civic groups and community members say the county should have shared more information and allowed public comment on plans for the Berks Family Residential Center.

By Anthony Orozco

Franklin County D.A. creates race and equity advisory board

The board advises the district attorney’s office on matters of race in criminal justice.

By Anthony Orozco

Pa. Haitian community hails temporary protected status, questions immigration future

Undocumented Haitians in the United States can now apply for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, which allows those who are eligible to legally live and work in the country for the next 18 months.

By Anthony Orozco

State continues effort to vaccinate frontline farmworkers

The state is pushing to get vaccines in the arms of mushroom workers, many of them Mexican immigrants.

By Anthony Orozco

This political power couple wants Latino candidates to win. Can they make it happen in Allentown?

One couple has played a hand in getting Latinos into prominent positions in Berks County. They are working to export their success into other areas with large Latino communities.

By Anthony Orozco

Nonprofits pick up slack in vaccinating communities of color

As Berks officials were delayed in opening mass vaccination site, they celebrated the work of local non-governmental groups.

By Anthony Orozco

Updated: April 16, 2021 | 11:00 am

Berks DA: Police killing of Muhlenberg man was justified

District Attorney John T. Adams said police reacted reasonably when 62-year-old Stephen Hughes approached them with a knife.

By Anthony Orozco

Updated: May 5, 2021 | 6:00 pm

Document: Feds’ proposal refers to expanded “bed space” in Berks detention center

A document from an ICE official reveals an aspect of the federal government’s proposal immigrant detention center.

By Anthony Orozco