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Erickson Immigration Group

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Immigration Nerds

Immigration Nerds

Erickson Immigration Group

6
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31
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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.

Latest Episodes

Covid Then and Now: What to Prioritize in Global Mobility Today

Yasmin Mirreh seemed to be one of the first few practitioners to cover how Covid will affect global travel. We discuss what were the concerns and general landscape at the time of writing her article and how it relates to what companies and employees now should be prioritizing in global mobility today. A snapshot in Covid response, then and now.

12 min2 w ago
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Covid Then and Now: What to Prioritize in Global Mobility Today

Sarah-Soonling Blackburn | Reconciling the Model Minority Myth and Pathways to Solidarity

Sarah-Soonling Blackburn is an Educator and a Personal Development Trainer, who received her Doctorate from John Hopkins University . Her area of focus centers around developing strategies to optimize learning environments within classroom culture with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusiveness. I came across a few of her writings on the Asian American experience in the classroom and stumbled upon the model minority myth, we discuss this stigma, what it means, how it affects the psychology of Asian Americans and what we can do to further efforts in solidarity with all cultures. I was deeply appreciative of her level of candor and willingness to share this personal and often unspoken about experience.

30 min3 w ago
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Sarah-Soonling Blackburn | Reconciling the Model Minority Myth and Pathways to Solidarity

Mona Johnson | One of A Kind: First Arab-Muslim Woman in the U.S. Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Mona Johnson dreamed of a world where a Muslim woman could be treated as an equal. After escaping a politically divided Egypt, she and her family lived in exile in Saudi Arabia before immigrating to the US in 1960. But assimilating into American culture was far from easy, as she and her family experienced unending discrimination compelling them to change their name in order to blend in with society.Defying years of prejudice and gender inequality, Johnson became most likely the first immigrant Arab-Muslim woman to serve in the US Armed Forces and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Not Created Equal: An Immigrant Muslim Woman's Pursuit of Equality in her Family, the Army and Americahttps://www.amazon.com/Not-Created-Equal-Immigrant-Equality/dp/1734731702 (https://www.amazon.com/Not-Created-Equal-Immigrant-Equality/dp/1734731702)

25 minAUG 28
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Mona Johnson | One of A Kind: First Arab-Muslim Woman in the U.S. Armed Forces

Adam Goodman | The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Author and Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Adam Goodman joins. We discuss “The Deportation Machine: America's Long History with Expelling Immigrants”. Deportation Machine takes an intersectional approach into how authorities have largely used three main mechanisms of expulsion to exert tremendous control over people's lives, determining who can enter the country and regulating who the state allows to remain.

21 minAUG 21
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Adam Goodman | The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

Collecting private information from foreign travelers has sizabley increased over the past year. From collecting social media passwords of visa holders to taking DNA samples of travelers at the border. On July 31st, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allowing both agencies to freely share immigrant petition and data records among each other. This latest agreement adds to the growing evidence of privacy erosion. Today we document this occurrence and look at examples of administrative actions from the past year that has brought us to this point.

8 minAUG 14
Comments
The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

Jessica Goudeau | After the Last Border : Story of the Unwavering Spirit of Two Refugees

Journalist and Author, Jessica Goudeau joins the podcast. The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America’s identity for centuries–yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need.After the Last Borderis an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle for the twenty-first century American dream, having won the “golden ticket” to settle as refugees in Austin, Texas. Beyond policy, beyond politics, what is the lived experiences of the people that are so often debated about. Jessica tells the story of the unwavering spirit of two. Book: After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America Release: August 4, 2020 https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/572566/after-the-last-border-by-jessica-goudeau/ (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/572566/after-the-last-border-by-jessica-goudeau/)

17 minAUG 1
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Jessica Goudeau | After the Last Border : Story of the Unwavering Spirit of Two Refugees

Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students on Campus

In last week's episode we didn't get a chance to discuss exactly how international students are driving innovation within the university setting. Today, to give us this inside look from a faculty perspective is Senior Vice President of Research at Emory University, Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner. Footnote: This episode was recorded before the settlement agreement. However, we capture great insight into international students ongoing contributions to new discoveries in cancer research and covid-19 vaccines.

18 minJUL 24
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Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students on Campus

University Settlement Reached: Policy Preventing F-1 Student Online Courses Rescinded

In a settlement on Tuesday, July 14th DHS and ICE rescindedthe policy barring international students from taking 100% of their courses online, threatening their visa status in America. Managing Director of Erickson Immigration Group, Hiba Anver joins to share the significance of this victory and what may be in store for university students next.

16 minJUL 17
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University Settlement Reached: Policy Preventing F-1 Student Online Courses Rescinded

Ranzo: The Black Experience in Asia

Ranzo D, the Creator of "The Black Experience in Japan" joins the podcast. He travels throughout predominately Asian countries and interviews Black immigrants on their experience. A narrative not globally covered, yet is rich in insight. Ranzo shares his personal journey, why he decided to create his platform, and what he has learned from his unique interactions with Black immigrants throughout the eastern world.

25 minJUL 3
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Ranzo: The Black Experience in Asia

Usha Tummala-Narra | Treating Culturally Imposed Trauma within Immigrant Communities

Usha-Tummala -Narra is the Ph.D. Program Director of Counseling Psychology for Boston College. She’s currentlyconducting research on mental health and trauma within immigrant communities. We discuss The various effects that can occur when adjusting to a different culture, what mental and emotional cost that may take place, her approach to treatment, and how society and culture can better tend to immigrant needs in orderto help smooth their transition to a new country.

29 minJUN 19
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Usha Tummala-Narra | Treating Culturally Imposed Trauma within Immigrant Communities

Latest Episodes

Covid Then and Now: What to Prioritize in Global Mobility Today

Yasmin Mirreh seemed to be one of the first few practitioners to cover how Covid will affect global travel. We discuss what were the concerns and general landscape at the time of writing her article and how it relates to what companies and employees now should be prioritizing in global mobility today. A snapshot in Covid response, then and now.

12 min2 w ago
Comments
Covid Then and Now: What to Prioritize in Global Mobility Today

Sarah-Soonling Blackburn | Reconciling the Model Minority Myth and Pathways to Solidarity

Sarah-Soonling Blackburn is an Educator and a Personal Development Trainer, who received her Doctorate from John Hopkins University . Her area of focus centers around developing strategies to optimize learning environments within classroom culture with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusiveness. I came across a few of her writings on the Asian American experience in the classroom and stumbled upon the model minority myth, we discuss this stigma, what it means, how it affects the psychology of Asian Americans and what we can do to further efforts in solidarity with all cultures. I was deeply appreciative of her level of candor and willingness to share this personal and often unspoken about experience.

30 min3 w ago
Comments
Sarah-Soonling Blackburn | Reconciling the Model Minority Myth and Pathways to Solidarity

Mona Johnson | One of A Kind: First Arab-Muslim Woman in the U.S. Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Mona Johnson dreamed of a world where a Muslim woman could be treated as an equal. After escaping a politically divided Egypt, she and her family lived in exile in Saudi Arabia before immigrating to the US in 1960. But assimilating into American culture was far from easy, as she and her family experienced unending discrimination compelling them to change their name in order to blend in with society.Defying years of prejudice and gender inequality, Johnson became most likely the first immigrant Arab-Muslim woman to serve in the US Armed Forces and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Not Created Equal: An Immigrant Muslim Woman's Pursuit of Equality in her Family, the Army and Americahttps://www.amazon.com/Not-Created-Equal-Immigrant-Equality/dp/1734731702 (https://www.amazon.com/Not-Created-Equal-Immigrant-Equality/dp/1734731702)

25 minAUG 28
Comments
Mona Johnson | One of A Kind: First Arab-Muslim Woman in the U.S. Armed Forces

Adam Goodman | The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Author and Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Adam Goodman joins. We discuss “The Deportation Machine: America's Long History with Expelling Immigrants”. Deportation Machine takes an intersectional approach into how authorities have largely used three main mechanisms of expulsion to exert tremendous control over people's lives, determining who can enter the country and regulating who the state allows to remain.

21 minAUG 21
Comments
Adam Goodman | The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

Collecting private information from foreign travelers has sizabley increased over the past year. From collecting social media passwords of visa holders to taking DNA samples of travelers at the border. On July 31st, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allowing both agencies to freely share immigrant petition and data records among each other. This latest agreement adds to the growing evidence of privacy erosion. Today we document this occurrence and look at examples of administrative actions from the past year that has brought us to this point.

8 minAUG 14
Comments
The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

Jessica Goudeau | After the Last Border : Story of the Unwavering Spirit of Two Refugees

Journalist and Author, Jessica Goudeau joins the podcast. The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America’s identity for centuries–yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need.After the Last Borderis an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle for the twenty-first century American dream, having won the “golden ticket” to settle as refugees in Austin, Texas. Beyond policy, beyond politics, what is the lived experiences of the people that are so often debated about. Jessica tells the story of the unwavering spirit of two. Book: After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America Release: August 4, 2020 https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/572566/after-the-last-border-by-jessica-goudeau/ (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/572566/after-the-last-border-by-jessica-goudeau/)

17 minAUG 1
Comments
Jessica Goudeau | After the Last Border : Story of the Unwavering Spirit of Two Refugees

Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students on Campus

In last week's episode we didn't get a chance to discuss exactly how international students are driving innovation within the university setting. Today, to give us this inside look from a faculty perspective is Senior Vice President of Research at Emory University, Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner. Footnote: This episode was recorded before the settlement agreement. However, we capture great insight into international students ongoing contributions to new discoveries in cancer research and covid-19 vaccines.

18 minJUL 24
Comments
Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students on Campus

University Settlement Reached: Policy Preventing F-1 Student Online Courses Rescinded

In a settlement on Tuesday, July 14th DHS and ICE rescindedthe policy barring international students from taking 100% of their courses online, threatening their visa status in America. Managing Director of Erickson Immigration Group, Hiba Anver joins to share the significance of this victory and what may be in store for university students next.

16 minJUL 17
Comments
University Settlement Reached: Policy Preventing F-1 Student Online Courses Rescinded

Ranzo: The Black Experience in Asia

Ranzo D, the Creator of "The Black Experience in Japan" joins the podcast. He travels throughout predominately Asian countries and interviews Black immigrants on their experience. A narrative not globally covered, yet is rich in insight. Ranzo shares his personal journey, why he decided to create his platform, and what he has learned from his unique interactions with Black immigrants throughout the eastern world.

25 minJUL 3
Comments
Ranzo: The Black Experience in Asia

Usha Tummala-Narra | Treating Culturally Imposed Trauma within Immigrant Communities

Usha-Tummala -Narra is the Ph.D. Program Director of Counseling Psychology for Boston College. She’s currentlyconducting research on mental health and trauma within immigrant communities. We discuss The various effects that can occur when adjusting to a different culture, what mental and emotional cost that may take place, her approach to treatment, and how society and culture can better tend to immigrant needs in orderto help smooth their transition to a new country.

29 minJUN 19
Comments
Usha Tummala-Narra | Treating Culturally Imposed Trauma within Immigrant Communities
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