#19 - DeSantis Florida Immigration Laws, The Dignity Act, and Trump's Statement About Ending Birthright Citizenship
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
1y ago
In this episode, I'll be giving an overview of what the Florida laws that Governor DeSantis signed into law entail; a summary of the key provisions of The Dignity Act, a bipartisan proposed immigration bill that was introduced by Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Florida); and I'll talk about Trump's recent statement that he will end birthright citizenship to children of undocumented parents if he becomes president again ..read more
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#19 - DeSantis Florida Immigration Laws, The Dignity Act, and Trump's Statement About Ending Birthright Citizenship
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
1y ago
In this episode, I'll be giving an overview of what the Florida laws that Governor DeSantis signed into law entail; a summary of the key provisions of The Dignity Act, a bipartisan proposed immigration bill that was introduced by Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Florida); and I'll talk about Trump's recent statement that he will end birthright citizenship to children of undocumented parents if he becomes president again ..read more
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#18 - An Overview of the Family-Based Green Card Process
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
1y ago
If you have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for a green card through family sponsorship. In this episode, I'll discuss the different categories of family-based visas, the requirements for eligibility, and the process of applying for a green card through family. I'll also briefly discuss fiance(e) visas.  ..read more
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#17 - Introduction and Overview of My Relaunched Immigration Law Podcast
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
1y ago
In this episode, I'll introduce myself and my background as an immigration lawyer. I'll also be giving an overview of what listeners can expect from the podcast and discussing why it's important to stay informed about immigration policies and laws. You can follow me here: TikTok: lawyerlinh Instgram: lawyer_linh Facebook: attorneylinh ..read more
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Episode 4 - Tracey (Trinidad & Tobago)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
2y ago
Tracey is from Trinidad and Tobago, a dual-island country lined in the Caribbean.  With grandparents from Lebanon on one side and great-great-grandparents from East India on the other, Tracey knows all too well what a melting pot of cultures looks like.  Her husband’s pursuit of his dream to be able to become a U.S trained surgeon led them to moving to San Antonio, Texas in 2010.  Tracey has her own family now and she can’t help but compare her childhood to her daughter’s as the differences between cultures surfaces.  Her interview will remind all of us that countries and c ..read more
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Episode 16 - Aida (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
2y ago
The Bosnian War took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.  Aida was a young girl living there with her parents and sister during that time.  She vividly remembers them hiding in their basement while hearing bombs exploding outside and having to stand in long lines for food that was rationed.  This became their way of life until they were able to escape.  They fled to Norway as refugees, but eventually, they were allowed to resettle in the U.S. as refugees.  They landed in New York City when Aida was a teenager, where they lived in Queens for a short t ..read more
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Episode 5 - Hourt (Cambodia)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
2y ago
As a successful entrepreneur, Hourt has embraced his independence without giving up his culture’s traditional family values. His story is a tale of the true American Dream. Hourt was born in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Cambodia after his parents fled the brutality of the Khmer Rouge. Once his family was sponsored by the Lutheran church to bring them to the United States, they moved into low-income housing in the Washington D.C. area. Eventually, his parents saved enough money to open several businesses, which eventually sparked his interest in also pursuing his own entrepreneu ..read more
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Episode 2 - Leon (Australia)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
2y ago
On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage became legal across the United States. For Leon, this was a pivotal moment, and it would mean he would be able to finally marry the love of his life, Bart, whom he had been with for many years.   Leon is an immigrant from Australia and decided as a young adult he would go on a two-year mission for his church, which brought him to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he served the mission. He fell in love with Utah, and when he returned to Australia after his mission, he applied for a student visa and returned to Salt Lake City to attend college. He later met his ..read more
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Episode 3 - Simón (El Salvador)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
2y ago
Simón is a successful corporate attorney in Utah, and an immigrant from El Salvador. A story of great turmoil and the unknown as his family left their war-torn country, Simón found ways to brave the obstacles that stood in his and his family’s journey to the U.S.  Although, his initial impression of the U.S. as a young child was not all that he had hoped it would be (his family left El Salvador to escape crime, drugs, and violence and moved into a neighborhood in California to find the same issues stemming in its communities), he nevertheless was lucky enough to have met people who were w ..read more
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Episode 7 - Cesar (Dominican Republic)
The Immigrant Voice
by Linh Tran-Layton
3y ago
Cesar moved to Utah in 2015 from New York City, a city that gave him grit and determination, which would serve him well. He moved to the United States with his family when he was four years old from the Dominican Republic.  As Cesar grew up and became an avid baseball player, he began to question his parents about why he couldn’t do some of the things his teammates got to do. He later came to understand what not having legal status would mean for him and his future.  However, he wasn't fearful and didn’t see it as a hindrance but rather an impetus for his determination to succeed.&nb ..read more
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