Episode 147

Published on:

7th Mar 2023

Immigrants As Political Fodder

Let’s be honest.

When it comes to immigration reform, both sides of the political aisle in Congress are engaged in a cynical game that treats migrants as campaign fodder for election purposes. 

In so doing, they create a public impression that immigration is an intractable issue which, they claim, the other side is causing by their stubbornness to rigidly adhere to demands that are unacceptable. 

Lost in this immature exchange of absolutism is the failure to craft sensible policies that help human beings in desperate need of stability and security.

Related Podcasts:

Episode 144: Flawed All Or Nothing Immigration Reform Strategy

Episode 43: Immigration Karate Chops

Recommended Links For More Information:

Why The One-Party Blame Game Is An Outdated Political Anachronism

The Anti-Immigrant Propaganda War

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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.