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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

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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.

    Be Excellent to Each Other

    Be Excellent to Each Other

    This week Matthew and I discuss some recent immigration lawyer drama. As the unemployment crisis explodes we should remember to be, you know, decent humans. 
    The immigration courts are open, but not really, except sometimes? Check Twitter. 
    Plus some hot takes on Biden, the primary (remember the primary?) and more. 
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    • 33 min
    To Close or Not too Close...

    To Close or Not too Close...

    Attend class, grow brain, don't die of virus.
    This week we're joined by Matt Cameron (@matt_cam) to talk about the immigration courts closing, sort of, as well as other immigration services and how this might affect the future of our immigration system. 
    You can also sign up for Matt's graduate immigration seminar. Shoot him an e-mail at mattcameron@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Target is Open, Folks

    Target is Open, Folks

    This week Matthew and I were interrupted by a super-important Rose Garden press conference, wherein Trump definitely gave the corona virus to a large group of people including reporters, the Vice President, a bunch of CEOs, and even some doctors, who you think would probably know better? 
    Anyhow things are fine and Target is definitely still open so why are people freaking out? 
    We discuss the poor crisis management we're seeing from the immigration courts, and other fun topics. 

    • 28 min
    Disappeared

    Disappeared

    This week Matthew and I are joined by Reveal Journalist Aura Bogado. Her recent piece is the story of a 17-year-old immigrant child who has spent the last 6 years in government custody, separated from her family. You can read her piece here: 
    https://www.revealnews.org/article/the-disappeared/
    Matthew and I discuss recent developments in the presidential race, and how Matthew almost certainly has the corona virus. 

    • 54 min
    Good News, Bad News

    Good News, Bad News

    This week we're joined by Matt Cameron to discuss the corona virus, Stephen Miller, and a bunch of Court cases. 
    Merel Kahn did a great job breaking down U.S. v Sineneng-Smith over at her blog Top of the Ninth. The question in that case is whether someone who "encourages" an individual to stay in the U.S. illegally can go to jail. For a very long time.
    We talk about Matter of RAF, a new Bill Barr special making it harder to win Convention Against Torture cases. 
    Matthew shares some good news out of the 3rd Circuit, and the 9th Circuit found MPP to be illegal. We celebrated this decision before it was stayed last night. So, there's that. 

    • 47 min
    Reunited

    Reunited

    This week we're joined by Luis Cortes, friend of the show, who recently surprised his mother by reuniting her with her parents after some 30 years apart. 
    Getting his grandparents here was a heavy lift. Their tourist visas were denied four times. Mexicans in particular have a difficult time obtaining tourist visas to visit their families in the U.S. This is a major source of heart ache for thousands of families across the country. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Left is best

sllimaraik ,

Informative & funny

So, I binged all of it in the last couple of weeks. No pressure guys, but I need another 50ish episodes in the next few days. K, thanks.

JenRitchie21 ,

Excellent immigration podcast

Important, surprisingly warm, immigration current events pod. So needed, especially with the changing policies and more punitive treatment.

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