Episode 133

Published on:

11th Oct 2022

The Truth About Cultural Ghettos

“Is immigration causing cultural ghettos in cities?”

That was a question recently asked by a New York-based reporter.

She added, “And should we be worried?”

Not in my view. Cultural enclaves, in many ways, are natural. 

When immigrants first arrive in the country, whether they speak English fluently or not -- feel more at home in the company of fellow countrymen. 

This does not mean such areas should be viewed as an aberration, or as an unhealthy development. Rather, they should be seen as not as a blemish on our country, but as a positive indicator of an increasingly diverse populace.

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Episode 119: The Social Significance Of Grocery Store Ethnic Food Aisles

Episode 66: Unclaimed Immigrant Income Taxes

Recommended Links For More Information:

How The Emergence Of Ethnic Foods Mirrors Growing Multiculturalism

Four Insights About The Economic Contributions Of Immigrants In The U.S.

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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.

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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.