Episode 125

Published on:

28th Apr 2022

The Plight Of U.S. Citizen Spouses Of Immigrants

Are U.S. citizens are the most neglected constituency in the immigration reform debate?

As strange as that contention sounds, it’s an opinion held by several U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants.

For good reason.

The number of native-born and naturalized spouses married to immigrants is far larger than any other immigration constituency.

Yet, U.S. citizen spouses are minimized – and are often invisible - in immigration reform discourse.

Recommended Links For More Information:

Mixed-Status Immigrant Families: Are U.S. Spouses The Key To Reform?

What Happens To U.S. Citizen Children Forced To Relocate With Deported Immigrant Parents?

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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.