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Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration.

Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

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Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration.

Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

    Ahilan T. Arulanantham | From ACLU to UCLA : A Human Right's Change Agent

    Ahilan T. Arulanantham | From ACLU to UCLA : A Human Right's Change Agent

    Ahilan T. Arulanantham joins Immigration Nerds. Ahilan is a Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and former Senior Counsel at the ACLU in Los Angeles.
    Co-hosted by Lead Researcher, Luke Bianco.
    We discuss:
    TPS litigation and Supreme Court arguments
    Nadarajah v. Gonzales, the first Ninth Circuit case establishing limits on the government’s power to detain immigrants as national security threats
    Ahilan’s leadership in defense of immigrant rights at the ACLU during the previous administration
    Advice for young lawyers/law students who want to make a positive impact in the field

    • 25 min
    Elaine Kamarck | Likelihood of Comprehensive Immigration Reform During Biden Administration

    Elaine Kamarck | Likelihood of Comprehensive Immigration Reform During Biden Administration

    Can Biden pass immigration reform? History says it will be tough
    Brookings Institution Director of the https://www.brookings.edu/legacy/4E539EFE-005D-4DEE-8D02-477017DE34B1 (Center for Effective Public Management) Elaine C. Kamarck joins the podcast. She is an expert on American electoral politics, government innovation, and reform in the United States, focusing her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics.
    We discuss:
    Why comprehensive immigration reform is so hard to pass
    Reasons why it failed in both 2007 and 2013
    Likelihood of it being passed during this administration

    • 21 min
    Zara Najam, Rizwana Quazi | Right to Work, Settled Status and Brexit Analysis

    Zara Najam, Rizwana Quazi | Right to Work, Settled Status and Brexit Analysis

    Erickson Immigration Group's Senior Attorney Zara Najam, and Kingsley Napley's Associate Attorney Rizwana Quazi join.
    We discuss:
    Lockdown in the UK
    Its effects on Business travel now and in the future post-Brexit July 1st transition
    Right-to-work changes for UK employers.
    Settled Status options for employers/employees

    • 32 min
    Noah Coburn - Special Immigrants Visa Program and Challenges in the Middle East

    Noah Coburn - Special Immigrants Visa Program and Challenges in the Middle East

    Noah Coburn is an Anthropologist Professor at Bennington College and author of “Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Market Town”. He focuses on political structures and violence in the Middle East and Central Asia.
    We discuss:
    o His background and how he first became interested in political structures and violence in the Middle East and Central Asia
    o The history and current state of the Special Immigrant Visa, and how it pertains to Afghanistan
    o How the U.S. troop withdrawal will impact immigration from Afghanistan and the SIV
    o Policy proposals and improvements to this system

    • 23 min
    Pooja Vora | Immigrants in Healthcare : The Industry After Reopening

    Pooja Vora | Immigrants in Healthcare : The Industry After Reopening

    Pooja Vora recently graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy where she pursued her interests in immigration, education, housing, and racial equity issues. Pooja is a founding member and past president of the McCourt Migration and Refugee Policy Initiative whose mission centers around highlighting and promoting evidence-based migration issues.
    We discuss:
    The current healthcare shortages impacting the U.S. and how immigrants/refugees provide both short and long term solutions
    How COVID-19 exposed systematic vulnerabilities within visa policies, and what challenges still face the industry after reopening
    Immigration policies that would relieve shortage pressures and reduce processing times of qualified healthcare workers in underserved areas where they are most needed
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    • 23 min
    Chef Byron Gomez | From Costa Rica to "Top Chef": A DREAMERS story

    Chef Byron Gomez | From Costa Rica to "Top Chef": A DREAMERS story

    Born in Costa Rica, Chef Byron Gomez migrated to the United States when he was 8 years old. His interest in culinary arts started at a young age and after several years cooking on Long Island, he set his sights on New York City. With a mission to learn from some of the country’s best, he honed his skills under culinary luminaries like Daniel Boulud, Ronny Emborg, Gavin Kaysen, and Daniel Humm.

    While working at Eleven Madison Park, named the World’s Best Restaurant in 2017, Chef Byron traveled with the restaurant’s pop up experiences to the Hamptons and Aspen. After spending the winter in the Rocky Mountains resort town, he decided to plant roots and joined the team at 7908 Aspen in 2019. There, his refined, globally-inspired menu is paired with a world-class wine and bar program. Chef Byron will be featured on Season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef. On his days off you can find him enjoying all the outdoor adventure sports, ranging from road biking to snowboarding, that colorful Colorado has to offer.

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    • 28 min

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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Immigration’s pulse

This podcast manages to present the latest in policy or legal changes in immigration and the possible implications in a way that in a practical and sensible way. Not only is one of the brightest young legal minds in the industry running the podcast, but there is a parade of well known and well respected experts sitting down and gracing his podcast. A must for all those interested in having an intelligent, well informed conversation.

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