Episode 144

Published on:

23rd Feb 2023

Flawed All Or Nothing Immigration Reform Strategy

Since I started paying attention to politics in junior high school, I’ve considered myself to be a liberal – and often a so-called “radical” liberal.

But as time has passed, I have noticed that my views do not always jive with the opinions of those considered liberals in the media. 

Take immigration. 

Like my colleagues, I am angry at what is going at our country’s southwest borders.

I am angry with the mistreatment of poor, starving, luckless folks by border agents, and the shameless grandstanding of politicians who only care to manipulate the public to vote for them. 

But I am also upset with my side of the political aisle for not understanding that an “all or nothing” stance will not get us, as a nation, closer to a resolution for those vulnerable souls in need of help and compassion.

Related Podcasts:

Episode 87: Why Immigration Reform Depends On Defeating Smuggling

Episode 4: Fighting Hate With Hate Is Not The Answer

Recommended Links For More Information:

Is The Utah Compact The Beginning Of An Immigration Reform Solution?

Lessons From 1965: Why Skills-Based Reform Is Xenophobia In Disguise

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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.

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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.