Show #97: Martine Kalaw, A Survivor of the Immigration Court System


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In this episode, Tahmina Talks immigration with Martine Kalaw- a survivor of our immigration system. We discuss her first hand experience of going through the immigration court process that lasted for years. She is a beautiful, smart and articulate advocate for the injustice that is the convoluted system in which today's crisis is seeing children in court without representation. Martine is an author, speaker and survivor of current immigration laws and reform. Her debut memoir, “Illegal Among Us" recounts her journey through a 7- year deportation battle with no family or country, to success as a senior level executive with an advanced degree, a father she thought dead, and finally her long-sought U.S. citizenship. Martine has written for publications like the Huffington Post, is a Tedx speaker and has appeared on syndicated networks like C-span. You can learn more about her and buy her book at Here is a link to the chart we discussed on the show: And here is a link to the King County Bar Association article in which WIDEN, the non-profit Tahmina helped found, is mentioned.

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