Show #100: Election panel November 8, 2016 with Joel Paget and Rich Stolz


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This episode was recorded on election day of November 8, 2016. I didn't get to upload this until July 18, 2020 though. Initially, I didn't have the heart to post it and then I simply forgot to post it. But I am now working on a project that reminded me that this episode is important and must be preserved. Hope you will enjoy and have some aha moments, given what has transpired since then. Here is a link to the blogpost from that day: I am excited to announce panelists for my special election day “Immigration with Tahmina” show! Two outstanding immigration experts and community leaders will be joining me for another special ‘election & immigration reform’ episode! Rich Stolz, Executive Director of One America and renowned immigration attorney Joel Paget will joining me for this special ‘election & immigration’ show on November 8th 2016 at 10am PST! Joel Paget is an immigration lawyer and senior member of the immigration group at Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, in Seattle. He has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of immigration law, with an emphasis on business and tax issues, and he lectures and writes frequently on these topics. He is an emeritus trustee of Seattle Pacific University and served for 28 years as director and secretary of the Seattle Pacific Foundation. For many years, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected by that publication as a “super lawyer” each year since the inception of the award. Rich Stolz was born in Seoul, South Korea. His parents met in Korea, when his father, an American citizen, worked there in the construction field. His mother became a naturalized citizen, and Rich’s family moved to the United States when he was three. Rich grew up in Redwood City, California, where he was raised by his mother. Growing up, Rich was always conscious of his bi-racial identity, which was framed by his and his mother’s experience as new-comers to the United States. From an early age, Rich thought a good deal about what it meant to be a citizen, what it meant to be American, and the consequences of prejudice. Over the last fifteen years, Rich has worked at the Center for Community Change, a national organization based in Washington, D.C. During that time, he focused on the intersection of policy, politics and organizing across a broad spectrum of issues impacting low-income and minority communities, including jobs and income support policy, immigration policy, infrastructure investment and environmental justice. He has lived and organized in communities as diverse as Portland, Maine; Montgomery, Alabama; Tucson, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Seattle, Washington. Read more about Rich here. This show is guaranteed to have a riveting discussion on immigration and election with our two immigration experts! Be sure to tune into this exciting episode at 10 am PST on November 8th on Desi 1250 AM . You can tune into your radio in the greater Seattle area at 1250 AM or listen online at You can download the Desi 1250am app from the app store. If you have questions, you are welcome to email me in advance at or at

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