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One On One With Carlos Batara
This page provides a brief sampling of live, unrehearsed media interviews with Carlos Batara, one of the nation’s most outspoken, creative, and passionate immigration and deportation defense lawyers.
Carlos is available to serve as a news commentator for breaking news stories and is often asked to contribute guess columns on breaking immigration news.
The Defeat Of DAPA And DACA At The Supreme Court
The Obama Plan Has Been Defeated: Now What?
The Huffington Post, July 1, 2016
To apply for DACA, an undocumented person must, in essence, come out from the shadows, and turn him or herself in to the very institution oriented to deportation – the Department of Homeland Security [DHS].
This should not be minimized. Most DACA applicants will come from families with multiple undocumented relatives. DACA is, in short, a high stakes gamble. I
If all goes well, there is no problem. But it carries with it the risk of long term disaster. Even assuming the best of DACA, with a new president to be elected next year, the short term future is sketchy at best. Imagine a Trump victory in the fall.
Terrorist Shooting In San Bernardino, California
Keeping Immigrant Families Together
Renewing The Battle For Family Unity
Family unity is the foremost principle underlying immigration law. The concept rests upon a realization that families are the bedrock of society. In a nation of immigrants, such as ours, laws that bring immigrant families together provide emotional, psychological, economic, and social stability to local communities.
It’s time to restore this heritage.
A Father’s Day Tribute
In a guest post written for the San Diego Free Press, Carlos discusses the profound impact that his father, a first generation immigrant, had on his career choice to become a lawyer.
Deportation Rates In California
After the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) issued a report on deportation trends, California Watch, a division of the Center for Investigative Reporting, solicited Carlos’ perspectives on the controversial findings.
His observations were reported by various news outlets, including the Riverside Press Enterprise and the Huffington Post.
Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals
The News Hour, Pubic Broadcasting System
In a national interview on the PBS Hour, Carlos outlines why he feels immigration attorneys are possibly committing malpractice by pushing immigrant youth into signing up for DACA benefits without outlining the potential pitfalls.
Immigrant Abuse Allegations Against Escondido Police Department
Escondido May Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Checkpoints
Following a series of complaints against the Escondido Police Department, Carlos addresses concerns posed by KPBS over Escondido detention and arrest policies regarding undocumented immigrants.
Preventing Immigration Fraud
National Notary Association
In this interview with the National Notary Association, Carlos discusses how notaries must exercise diligence in protecting their clients against immigration fraud scams.
Immigration Reform And Congress