Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the Impact of COVID-19 on International Students
March 25, 2020

Earlier this week, USCIS released a FAQ to address the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools and F and M students. In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Harsh Sharda, an F-1 graduate student weeks from his would-be graduation, and ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Policy Updates: DOS, DHS, USCIS, ICE
March 24, 2020

Last week, US government agencies announced procedural adjustments to several forms, timelines, and requirements because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this Immigration Nerds podcast, we recap those specific changes. As always, if you have any questions about these changes, please contact ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About how COVID-19 and Public Charge
March 20, 2020

On February 24, the Public Charge policy was implemented. More recently, USCIS announced that in light of concern about the coronavirus and COVID-19, immigrants who undergo medical testing or receive treatment for it, will not be penalized when applying for green cards and visas under ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk about Coronavirus Travel and Mobility Impacts in the Americas and Asia
March 17, 2020

The Immigration Nerds podcast is going to provide regular updates on how the coronavirus is impacting immigration and mobility around the world. In this mini-episode, we look at the Americas and Asia. If you wish to skip ahead to the country of most interest to you: ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk about Coronavirus Travel and Mobility Impacts in Africa, Australia, and New Zealand
March 17, 2020

The Immigration Nerds podcast is going to provide regular updates on how the coronavirus is impacting immigration and mobility around the world. In this mini-episode, we look at Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. If you wish to skip ahead to the country of most interest to ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk about Coronavirus Travel and Mobility Impacts in the Middle East and Europe
March 17, 2020

The Immigration Nerds podcast is going to provide regular updates on how the coronavirus is impacting immigration and mobility around the world. In this mini-episode, we look at the Middle East and Europe. If you wish to skip ahead to the country of most interest to ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk about Coronavirus Travel and Mobility Impacts in High-Risk Areas
March 17, 2020

The Immigration Nerds podcast is going to provide regular updates on how the coronavirus is impacting immigration and mobility around the world. In this mini-episode, we look at the High-Risk areas — the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy. If you wish ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Coronavirus and the Impact on Immigration
March 11, 2020

In a special episode of the Immigration Nerds podcast, we're joined by Erickson Immigration Group managing directors Hiba M. Anver and Justin Parsons to discuss the coronavirus and its impact on immigration and mobility. As the coronavirus continues to spread, we look at everything from ...

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The Immigration Nerds Talk About New Denaturalization Unit
March 6, 2020

On Wednesday, February 26, the Justice Department announced the creation of a special Denaturalization Unit tasked with investigating and litigating criminals who have become naturalized citizens. In this Immigration Nerds podcast, we ask a fundamental question: just how easy can your citizenship be taken away? We ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Refugee Resettlement and Faith Based Communities
February 28, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to author and refugee resettlement coordinator Kate Rice about her work with different faith-based groups across the country and how the refugee crisis unifies the left with the right and the secular with the religious. Throughout our conversation, ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Pandemics and Migration
February 21, 2020

As the novel coronavirus and travel restrictions continue to spread, we consider how life events can impact travel and migration. This week, we talk to Dr. Erin Sorrell about public health outbreaks and the ways a public health crisis can dictate decisions to control the movement ...

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Immigration Nerds talk to Natalie Ram about collecting DNA at the border and the thin line between security and privacy
February 14, 2020

In January, the government began collecting DNA from detainees at the border to ensure that families are who they say they are. This new procedure prompts us to consider how this act of security could encroach on our privacy. In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Travel Ban 3.0
February 7, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, EIG Managing Director/Attorney Hiba M. Anver joins the conversation to explain the latest iteration of the Travel Ban released by the Trump Administration on Friday, January 31. The new ban would include six additional countries; citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Birth Tourism, the Public Charge Rule, and Another Possible Travel Ban
January 31, 2020

The Immigration Nerds talk about this busy week in immigration and give updates on the ongoing and revisited topics of "birth tourism," the public charge rule, and the possibility of another travel ban.

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Immigration Nerds Celebrate the Lunar New Year
January 24, 2020

For this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we revisit last year's Lunar New Year Celebration conversation with EIG attorneys Stephanie Tan and Dora Wang. With Stephanie and Dora, we explore the history and centuries-old lore behind the New Year as well as their family traditions during ...

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Immigration Nerds Talks About Liberia's Direct Pathway to Citizenship
January 17, 2020

EIG’s Senior Attorney and Liberian native Jowanda Jones joins the podcast to explain the latest in the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act. She explains how one would qualify for the act that now allows a direct pathway to citizenship. In addition, we unravel Liberia's inseparable ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk to Saadia Khan about the Immigrantly Experience
December 20, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Saadia Khan, executive producer and host of the "Immigrantly" podcast joins us at our mic. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that captures the honest and unfiltered accounts of first and second-generation immigrants in America. In today's episode, Saadia talks ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Holiday Travel
December 13, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast we share the answers to some of the most commonly asked travel questions. As the holiday season picks up, and people are likely to be traveling near and far, please be sure to be up to date on the ...

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Immigration Nerds Alert: Understanding the Electronic Registration Process for the H-1B Cap
December 12, 2019

As previously reported, on Friday, USCIS announced the successful completion of the electronic registration process pilot. The registration process will be put into practice for the next H-1B cap lottery, Spring 2020. To further explain what this new process entails and what to expect, EIG Managing Director ...

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Immigration Nerds talk about the Gig Economy and the Impact on Immigration
December 6, 2019

Today’s unprecedented access to a global workforce has increasingly led companies and employees to opt for temporary projects, often located remotely. In this "gig economy," employees enjoy the freedom of having autonomy over the direction of their careers, while employers can now find the exact ...

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Immigration Nerds talk about the History of the Thanksgiving Meal
December 2, 2019

In a bonus episode, the Immigration Nerds challenge fellow EIG'ers for a rousing Thanksgiving trivia. Join us to learn about the origins and history of some traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the countries they come from, and how they arrived on tables across the United States.

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Immigration Nerds talk to Josh Doherty of Ayuda
November 22, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we want to Josh Doherty, managing attorney for Ayuda, a non-profit, service provider that offers immigration and family law assistance, and social and language access support for low-income immigrants in the US. They specialize in services for “Dreamers,” survivors ...

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Immigration Nerds at the SCOTUS Hearing for DACA
November 18, 2019

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court held an oral argument to deliberate over the White House’s plan to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The policy, first implemented by the Obama administration in August 2012, allows undocumented individuals who were brought to the ...

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Immigration Nerds talk to Laura Young, Salesforce Salesforce Director of Global Mobility and Immigration, About Volunteering at the Border
November 11, 2019

This week, we're delighted to be joined at the mic by Laura Young, Salesforce Director of Global Mobility and Immigration. Ms. Young oversees all inbound and outbound immigration employment operations for Salesforce, including the US and global immigration program for the company. In this conversation, ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About DNA Collection
October 28, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we discuss how the government is collecting DNA samples from immigrants migrating to the United States.

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Immigration Nerds Talk About International Business Relationship Across Continents and Cultures
October 18, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Makoto Takeda, the co-founder of Bistream. Mr. Takeda talks about the business relationships his company facilitates between companies, investors, universities, and talent in Japan and Germany and the mutual benefits created between these two global markets.

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Breaking News on Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction
October 15, 2019

On Friday, just four days before the Trump Administration's public charge rule was set to effect, federal judges in California, New York, and Washington issued a preliminary nationwide injunction. In a breaking alert, the Immigration Nerds talk with managing directors Hiba Anver and Justin Parsons ...

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Update: Courts Block Public Charge Rule
October 14, 2019

On Friday, three federal courts in California, New York, and Washington issued judgments that will block the implementation of the Trump Administration's public charge rule. As previously reported, the rule was to go in to effect on Tuesday, October 15. The public charge rule would evaluate ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Save Jobs USA v. DHS
October 11, 2019

On September 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments for the Save Jobs USA v. DHS case that may determine the future work opportunities and livelihoods for the H-4 spouses of H-1B holders as they wait to ...

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Immigration Nerds talk to Diane Rish about AILA's H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insights
October 4, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Diane Rish, the Associate Director of Government Relations at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) joins us at the mic. Through multiple FOIA requests and painstaking litigation, AILA along with the American Immigration Council won access to USCIS documents that revealed ...