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Hasta La Visa, Baby
51 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Wax On, Wax Off – Lessons from and a History of Japanese Immigration to the U.S. through Mr. Myagi in The Karate Kid
In this episode, Shai and Roderick dive deep into 1984’s The Karate Kid. They specifically focus on how the character of Mr. Myagi allegedly immigrated from Japan to the U.S. during the 1940s. The Immigration and Nationality principles they will explore include Japanese U.S. Immigration history, the Immigration Act of 1924, the Immigration and Nationality Acts of 1952 and 1965, and Japanese internment camps during World War II. Plus, Shai and Roderick debate whether or not The Karate Kid movie sequels, re-make, and the television show spin-off, Cobra Kai, are any good.
42 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
You’ve Got Mail –Special Mailbag Episode
In this episode, Shai and Roderick talk lost episodes and answer listener questions. The Immigration principles they will explore in this episode include Intracompany Transferee Visas, Extraordinary Ability Visas, ESTA travelers, Green Card sponsorship, and Investor Visas, among other Immigration concepts. Plus, our co-hosts dig up salvageable audio regarding what made the 90s so great and all-time classic high school movies.
45 minutes | May 14, 2021
Why Make Trillions When We Can Make…Billions? – Investor Visas in the Austin Powers Trilogy
In this episode, Shai and Roderick get “shagadelic” with the Austin Powers trilogy. Our co-hosts investigate how Dr. Evil, a Belgian criminal mastermind, and Austin Powers’ arch nemesis, found himself running a world-famous coffee company in Seattle, Washington. The Immigration principles they will explore in this episode include: E-2 Treaty Investor Visas and the EB-5 Green Card program. Plus, Shai and Roderick talk the art of making the perfect parody movie.
42 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
We Have Some ‘Splaining’ To Do– Immigration Basics with I Love Lucy
In this episode, Shai and Roderick revisit the 1950’s television show classic, I Love Lucy. Through exploring the iconic characters of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, our co-hosts will engage in an entertaining Immigration 101. The Immigration principles they will cover in this episode include: U.S. Citizenship, Visas, and Green Cards. Plus, Shai and Roderick give their takes on classic television and talk the greatest shows of all time.
44 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Welcome to the Party, Pal! – Visa Waiver Program and Entry Without Inspection in Die Hard
In this episode, Shai and Roderick celebrate the 1988 action movie phenomenon, Die Hard. Our co-hosts will try to solve what kind of visa a very well-dressed German radical/criminal/terrorist would have needed in order to enter the U.S. to cause havoc during a company holiday party being held in a Los Angeles skyscraper on Christmas Eve. The visa principles they will explore in this episode include: the Visa Waiver Program and Entry without Inspection. Plus, are Die Hard, Ghostbusters, and Family Matters all set in the same fictitious universe? ABOUT THE HASTA LA VISA, BABY PODCAST The Hasta La Visa Baby podcast presents real world U.S. immigration law concepts in a fun and unique format. This series is a deep-dive into the relationship between U.S. immigration law and fictitious characters from popular television shows and films. Hosted by Gibney Immigration Group attorneys Shai Dayan and Roderick Potts, each episode focuses on a featured character from a well-known show or film and guides listeners through an in-depth and entertaining exploration into the possible U.S. visa status that the character may have held while in the U.S.
44 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Shake n’ Bake: Extraordinary Ability and Athlete Visas in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
In this episode, Shai and Roderick break down the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Our co-hosts explore what kind of visa an outlandish French championship Formula 1 race car driver, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, would have needed in order to race on the NASCAR circuit in the U.S. The visa categories they will explore in this episode include: O-1A, P-1A, and I-140 Extraordinary Ability. Plus, what would a currency designed for dogs and cats actually look like?
37 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Down the Hall and to the Left: Intracompany Transferees and Home Alone 2
In this episode, Shai and Roderick discuss the 1992 holiday blockbuster, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. They explore the character known as Mr. Hector, played by Tim Curry. Mr. Hector is a UK national, the concierge at the Plaza hotel in New York, and one of the main antagonists of Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin. Shai and Roderick will attempt to solve what Mr. Hector’s visa status may have been and will provide insight into what type of immigration advice they would give Mr. Hector if he visited them for a consultation. The visa categories discussed include L-1A, L-1B, and the I-140 multinational manager process. Plus, what happens when a hotel concierge gets a little too personal and a few takeaways from one of the “greatest” cameos of all time.
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