REDIRECT: AILA and Avenatti

This week Matthew and I are joined by Ben Johnson, the Executive Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). We ask Ben all the tough questions, but he makes a great case for AILA, and he also happens to have a tremendous podcast voice.

Matthew and I also discuss Jeff Sessions’ latest attack on the immigration courts, and Michael Avenatti, hero of the resistance.

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REDIRECT: Grievance

This week on REDIRECT: Immigration Law & Perspectives we are joined by Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president emeritus of the National Association of Immigration Judges, to discuss a recent grievance filed against the Executive Office of Immigration Reform (EOIR).

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Also, Donald Trump wants to end “CHAIN MIGRATION” for everyone but himself, and the administration takes aim at legal immigration.

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REDIRECT: Due Process

This week Matthew and I are joined by former Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt to discuss the dwindling due process in our Immigration Courts. Matthew discusses his experience with Castro Tum, a case hand picked by the Attorney General to make life worse for literally everyone. Is the AG intentionally trying to overwhelm the Immigration Courts in order to justify extreme actions and the destruction of due process. Spoiler alert: yes.

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REDIRECT: The War on Legal Immigration

This week we’re joined by Charles Kuck, former president of AILA and the host of some other immigration podcast (….The Immigration Hour) to discuss the important issues of today, including the Pee Tape (PT), whether Charles is still a republican, and the ongoing assault on legal immigration. Yes, that’s right: LEGAL immigration.

There is an all out war on legal immigration. Day by day, the Trump administration implements policies and practices that make it harder to immigrate to the United States. From big changes, like ending TPS, to small things, like making the forms more complicated, all done with a single goal in mind: eliminate legal immigration.

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REDIRECT: Open Borders

This week we’re joined by David Bennion, an immigration attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to talk open borders. He recounts his harrowing encounter with border patrol as he crossed from Idaho into Utah.

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REDIRECT: Denaturalized

This week I’m joined by Matthew Hoppock (fake Matthew), an incredible immigration attorney out of Kansas City, to discuss Trump’s new denaturalization task force. Are people really being stripped of their citizenship? Who are they going after, and why? Also, the Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits who have been promised citizenship. We discuss what’s going on in the military.

REDIRECT: Things are Feeling Racist

President Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly says immigrants are good people! They just, you know . . . don’t belong here. Jeff Sessions takes aim at women fleeing domestic violence, and things in general seem . . . pretty racist right now. All that and more on REDIRECT: Immigration Law & Perspectives. Be sure to check out, and follow our music playlist over on Spotify. Do it!