Episode 130

Published on:

29th Sep 2022

Covid Medical Exemptions For Immigrants

There are many requirements when immigrants seek to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. 

Taking a medical exam is one such requirement.

The purpose of the exam is to ensure public safety. 

On October 1, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine was added to that list.

Objections to this action, as one might expect, quickly arose.

The vast majority assert it violates their religious freedom. 

Yet, when I question them to gauge their chances for success, the responses of most cast doubt about their sincerity.   

Recommended Links For More Information:

Immigrants Who Give More To Others Than They Ask For In Return

COVID-19 Has Changed Immigration Interviews. What You Need To Know

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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.