Episode 87

Published on:

16th Feb 2021

Why Immigration Reform Depends On (Defeating) Smuggling

immigrant advocates are optimistic about the chances for immigration reform under the Biden Administration.

The biggest obstacle to success may be the government's ability to curtail the activity of smugglers - and to win the propaganda war against smuggling rings.

Already, migrants from Central America are being fed misleading information about how they will soon be allowed to enter the United States by Border Patrol officials.

Such falsehoods carry the seeds of not only hindering serious talk about reform in Congress, but also destroying public acceptance for proposed policies.

Recommended Links For More Information:

An Inside Look At The Secrets Of Central American Asylum Smugglers

Central American Children Refugees: A Failure To Plan Ahead

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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.