24 episodes

Status tells the human stories that immigration impacts. 


Somebody might be in the US on an E-1, an H-1B, a J-2, or an F-1. They might be undocumented or they may have their green card. They might be moving to Canada for a job or to the UK to escape violence in their home country. 


In any case, every immigrant has a story. We tell those stories and how the complex reality of immigration weaves its way into the narrative. 


Status is produced by Matt Horton.

Status - Immigration & People The Podglomerate

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Status tells the human stories that immigration impacts. 


Somebody might be in the US on an E-1, an H-1B, a J-2, or an F-1. They might be undocumented or they may have their green card. They might be moving to Canada for a job or to the UK to escape violence in their home country. 


In any case, every immigrant has a story. We tell those stories and how the complex reality of immigration weaves its way into the narrative. 


Status is produced by Matt Horton.

    #FamiliesBelongTogether

    #FamiliesBelongTogether

    Over 2 seasons, Status told you the stories of how immigration policy really affects the lives of immigrants.


    In the past few weeks, you saw the worst of those realities in horrifying images of separated families and detained children in the news.


    In this final episode of Status, Matt goes to a protest and a vigil, and a few Status storytellers return to share their hopes for all immigrants in these difficult times.


    Thank you to Juan, Tyler, and Yaa for contributing to this final episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    Black Kiss of Death

    Black Kiss of Death

    Eddie entered the US through customs at 14, and he doesn’t remember much about it. He was more interested in seeing his mom who was being treated for cancer.


    Then he met Tyler, and all of a sudden it was on him to prove exactly what he didn’t say on a random day in 2002. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Us (Jonatan, Part 5)

    Us (Jonatan, Part 5)

    Jonatan was the impetus for Status. This is the final part of his story. Hear how he and I met, fell for each other, and worked to maintain that love. And we learn once again that even in the most straightforward of cases, immigration gets messy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Re-entry (Jonatan, Part 4)

    Re-entry (Jonatan, Part 4)

    Jonatan found a new home and a new family in the United States. Then he was told he had to return to Colombia. But it wasn't as easy as showing up and starting to work. He had to rebuild a life there.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    Letters (Jonatan, Part 3)

    Letters (Jonatan, Part 3)

    By the time he was in college, Jonatan was living what could be considered a picturesque American life. There were just two things that might take it away from him. His big secret and what came in the mail.


    Listen to Part 3 of the story that inspired Status. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    Family (Jonatan, Part 2)

    Family (Jonatan, Part 2)

    This week, we’re continuing the story of Jonatan, the man who inspired the creation of Status. This week, hear the story of how Lori & David became Mom & Dad. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

LoveBeyondBordersPodcast ,

Bring “Status” back!

I really enjoyed this podcast for the real-life stories of immigration. Each episode told a beautiful, unique story that helped people better understand the complexities of immigration. Before going through a very long and intense immigration process with my Brazilian husband, I had no idea what it was like. Thank you for your incredible work, Matt! I hope you consider creating new episodes :)

KissyMartinez ,

I love the variety of topics

I love how you have addresses different issues of immigrations. I feel so connected by many of the stories and I have also gained so much knowledge on the cases I’ve never heard about.

sllimaraik ,

Great content but perpetuates the “exceptional immigrant” narrative

The stories are great and very well told. But they’re pretty limited to more elite/privileged individuals/families which perpetuates the sad narrative of those groups being entitled to immigration rights...more than others who aren’t in graduate school, business owners, etc.

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