Anthony Orozco

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

Latest by Anthony Orozco

Central Pa. cities lag on census response

Trump administration move to cut short census fieldwork adds pressure to already challenging effort
By Anthony Orozco

Updated: July 31, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Immigration activists stage Wednesday night protest outside Pennsylvania governor’s mansion

Sunrise Movement protesters used a projector to display statements of immigrant families being held in the Berks County Residential Center. The statements described the emotional cost of family detention and reported the center’s failure to take precautions against the spread of coronavirus.

By Anthony Orozco

Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco

Berks-based lawyers attempt to remove lead counsel from national case on immigrant child detention

Immigration activists in Pennsylvania working for the release of undocumented families from federal detention are at odds with a key ally over a proposed legal compromise that would allow undocumented children to stay in the country.

By Anthony Orozco

Central Pa. teen hopes to be among the first new DACA recipients

Program’s status remains unclear despite federal court rulings; immigration agency says some applications have already been rejected

By Anthony Orozco

Central Pa. city looks to youth for guidance, more equitable future.

A youth commission, dormant since it was created by the city council three years ago, is in the process of being filled, seen by some aspiring members as a tool that can create change beyond protests and social media campaigns.

By Anthony Orozco

New resource center for York’s diverse population opens

York City Councilman Lou Rivera says the Spanish-American Multicultural Resource Center will address the unmet needs of the community.

By Anthony Orozco

Mothers, midwives and doulas fight to keep Reading Birth Center open

Losses due to coronavirus prompt Tower Health to consider closure or consolidation
By Anthony Orozco

‘I don’t think it has hit me yet’ — DACA decision a cause for celebration

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects about 5,000 immigrants in Pennsylvania.
By Anthony Orozco

Inside Pa.’s Latino communities, a frank discussion of race and prejudice

“One thing Afro-Latino people have to deal with is being told by others that they aren’t really Latino, which is ignorant and a terrible thing to say.”
By Anthony Orozco