Episode 124

Published on:

26th Apr 2022

Why Immigrants Must Avoid Hostile Divorces

For immigrants, a divorce is not always the worst aspect of divorces. In many instances, a divorce has no impact on current immigration status or future immigration applications for benefits.

Yet, navigating the issues of family court proceedings is often like tip-toeing through a field of landmines. One misstep and permanent residency or citizenship dreams are shattered.

Most immigrants in family court, however, are unaware of what is at stake.

Anything you say or write, anything your spouse says or writes, or anything the judge makes a factual finding about, could be utilized by immigration officals to deny immigration benefits and lead to deportation.

Recommended Links For More Information:

What Every Immigrant Needs To Know About Hostile Divorce Cases

How Divorce Affects Your Marriage Green Card Case

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About the Podcast

The Immigration Mastermind
The Immigration Mastermind is a podcast for immigrants and their families that shares tips, insights, and tidbits to help guide the quest for permanent residence and citizenship in the United States. The podcast strives to build knowledge, while dispelling myths in short bite-sized, easy-to-understand snippets of pull-no-punches information.

Designed for both immigrant families who have already started the immigration process and those just starting to think about their journey, the Immigration Mastermind provides a mix of expert tips about legal rules, insights about breaking news, and tidbits to help immigrants and their families to keep their chin up, even when the road to success seems to be a never-ending road.

About your host

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Carlos Batara

Carlos Batara is an immigration lawyer, author, educator, public speaker, and online talk show host. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has cared for, protected, and guided immigrants from over 100 countries on their journeys to the United States. His goal is to help at least one family from every nation in the world before he calls it quits.

With family roots from Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, as well as Native American, Greek, and Turkish ancestry, he brings a broad multicultural background to the practice of immigration law.

Combined with knowledge gained from advanced studies in international relations and constitutional politics, Carlos is always willing to speak his mind openly on immigration issues.