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REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. Refugees and border walls, rhetoric and politics. We break it down and get to the truth.

REDIRECT: Immigration Law and Perspectives Stephen Robbins

    • News & Politics
    • 5.0, 144 Ratings

REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. Refugees and border walls, rhetoric and politics. We break it down and get to the truth.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Joel123343212 ,

Incredibly Informative

Wow, what a fantastic podcast. Going through parts of the immigration process for my wife and doing my own research about how the immigration laws work has had me believing our system seemed unusually punitive and pointlessly cruel. It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in thinking that and there are so many wonderful people out there dedicating their lives to these issues. I hope we can come to our collective senses, although recent rhetoric in the news has been quite discouraging.

In the meantime it has been incredibly fascinating getting this window into the legal world of immigration law - I haven’t found the same thing anywhere else. The hosts’ sense of humor is great and provides some comic relief for such a depressing topic.

There are some topics that would be great to hear more about:
- How do the people who get deported rebuild their lives? How do they keep their relationships strong through such an incredible stressor?
- Why does the hardship to citizens due to deported family members count for so little? Why does only “extreme” and “unusual” hardship matter and is there hope that this will change?
- Why in the world do so many nonviolent crimes create immigration liabilities (such as denial and removal)? Will this change? The risk surface seems infinite in the age of strict enforcement and removal of judicial discretion balancing various factors
- Comparison of US immigration system and other countries in terms of how punitive we are and how much we value family unity

I have learned so much from this podcast. Keep up the good work!!!

JohnPrather ,

Never change

As per losing 5 patrons. Okay, but quality not quantity. You’ve also gained one. I approve of negativity in contexts where boundless optimism isn’t rational.

I enjoy the program and find it informative. I’m just getting into the immigration law field as a junior paralegal in a lil immigration firm in Austin, TX.

Why must I nickname me? ,

Hope for humanity in folks like these!

It doesn’t get more first-hand than this! If you want to understand what is ACTUALLY happening on the ground in the lives of every kind of immigrant and the systems surrounding them, these actual attorneys who experience it every day lay it out for us. Charming people who are brutally honest about their own shortcomings and failures lends them even more credibility and are as valuable to understand as their wins. And they’re pretty charming... but the music they use is a super awesome bonus and a nice way to bracket the sorrow that anyone with empathy will inevitably experience. Solidarity, y’all 🌹

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