Episode 88

Published on:

19th Feb 2021

Bigamy, Polygamy, And Immigration Law

Immigration law has many quirky rules. 

In some cases, this is because laws and customs in other countries do not match up with laws and customs in the United States. 

Take Polygamy. 

Based on religious and cultural beliefs, Polygamy is a custom that has been practiced in over 81% of societies across the world.  

Yet, immigration law treats Polygamy the same as Bigamy, the U.S. crime of being married to more than one spouse at one time, often based on deception.

Recommended Links For More Information:

Polygamy vs Bigamy: A Battle Over Cultural And Religious Imperalism

Trapped In The Politics Of The 1960s: Immigrant Relative Visas

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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.