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Status - Immigration & People

Author: Matt Horton

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Status tells the human stories that immigration impacts. 


Somebody might be in the US on an E-1, an H-1B, a J-2, or an F-1. They might be undocumented or they may have their green card. They might be moving to Canada for a job or to the UK to escape violence in their home country. 


In any case, every immigrant has a story. We tell those stories and how the complex reality of immigration weaves its way into the narrative. 


Status is produced by Matt Horton.

24 Episodes
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Over 2 seasons, Status told you the stories of how immigration policy really affects the lives of immigrants. In the past few weeks, you saw the worst of those realities in horrifying images of separated families and detained children in the news. In this final episode of Status, Matt goes to a protest and a vigil, and a few Status storytellers return to share their hopes for all immigrants in these difficult times. Thank you to Juan, Tyler, and Yaa for contributing to this final episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Black Kiss of Death

Black Kiss of Death

2018-06-2647:39

Eddie entered the US through customs at 14, and he doesn’t remember much about it. He was more interested in seeing his mom who was being treated for cancer. Then he met Tyler, and all of a sudden it was on him to prove exactly what he didn’t say on a random day in 2002.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Us (Jonatan, Part 5)

Us (Jonatan, Part 5)

2018-05-2901:09:02

Jonatan was the impetus for Status. This is the final part of his story. Hear how he and I met, fell for each other, and worked to maintain that love. And we learn once again that even in the most straightforward of cases, immigration gets messy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jonatan found a new home and a new family in the United States. Then he was told he had to return to Colombia. But it wasn't as easy as showing up and starting to work. He had to rebuild a life there.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
By the time he was in college, Jonatan was living what could be considered a picturesque American life. There were just two things that might take it away from him. His big secret and what came in the mail. Listen to Part 3 of the story that inspired Status.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we’re continuing the story of Jonatan, the man who inspired the creation of Status. This week, hear the story of how Lori & David became Mom & Dad.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For as long as I’ve known him, Jonatan has been talking about writing a book. He says he could never write it himself, but he wants to find someone to interview him and write down his life story. I don’t write books. That’s not my game. But I make podcasts, and largely due to loving him, the stories I tell are often about people like him. Listen to Part 1 of the story that inspired Status.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Every Waking Moment

Every Waking Moment

2018-02-2726:381

Every Waking Moment Diana is a Dreamer, but not every immigrant's story is a story about immigration. Listen to the incredible story of a girl and her mother overcoming and making a life in their new home. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster Cylinder This is the last episode in my DACA series. I'll talk to you in 4 weeks with a new set of stories.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hustle

Hustle

2018-02-1321:502

Hustle Yaa doesn't have the typical DACA story, and she's not super confident that Congress will clear things up anytime soon. But she's gonna hustle for herself, her family, and her city anyway. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster Cylinder Sign up for the newsletter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Talk

The Talk

2018-01-3035:562

The Talk Status returns with the story of Sandra, a recipient of DACA who didn't know she was undocumented until she was a teenager. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster Cylinder Sign up for the newsletter Visit statuspodcast.com for a (rough) transcript  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What Is DACA?

What Is DACA?

2018-01-2506:225

Status returns for season 2 on January 30th. Until then, here's a refresher on what DACA is and who the Dreamers are. Music by Breakmaster Cylinder.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Status returns on January 30th with the stories of 3 Dreamers whose lives are impacted by the President’s decision to end DACA and the political games that have followed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZgx0UqS0sw - Will Congress Actually Grapple With DACA? | Morning Joe | MSNBC - CC-BY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBBfJdsfLzM - Congressman Luis Gutierrez Expresses Hope For DACA’s Future | Morning Joe | MSNBC - CC-BY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szoZNwXx15U - The Economic Impact Of President Donald Trump Ending DACA | AM Joy | MSNBC - CC-BY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wxaSzV7B2k - What Is The DACA Program? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC - CC-BY Music by Breakmaster Cylinder  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
People Power

People Power

2017-07-2423:532

In the last episode of Season 1 of Status, Michael and Daniel share how dictatorship affected the way that they bonded and became the lens through which they see many parts of the world.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Michael and Daniel have had to navigate being gay in 4 different countries. It's one of the many reasons they fell in love. Michael was born in the Philippines, but he grew up in Sydney, Australia before his family moved to the US. Daniel spent his childhood in Peru and then moved to the States with his family at 19. This episode tells their stories of coming to terms with their sexuality, meeting, falling in love, and realizing how they masked their identities to stay safe as boys in their home countries.SocialTwitterInstagramMusicBen Michel on SoundCloudSubscribeWebsiteApple PodcastsPocket CastsStitcherOvercastGoogle PlayRadioPublicThe PodglomerateThe Podglomerate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Something I Live With

Something I Live With

2017-05-2624:261

Gali's parents are undocumented, and that means she has to live with a lot. Here's that wonderful piece from The Establishment that I talked about. You should check it out. Jenn captures a lot of what I'm trying to do with the stories on Status while telling the story of her brother and sister-in-law. How To Make Your Face Look Superb For Your Sister-in-Law (Soulmate)’s Seoul WeddingSocialTwitterInstagramMusicBen Michel on SoundCloudTyler Van Arsdale on SoundCloudOso on SoundCloudSo I'm An Islander on SoundCloudSwin Deorin on SoundCloudSubscribeWebsiteApple PodcastsPocket CastsStitcherOvercastGoogle PlayRadioPublic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Parallel Story

Parallel Story

2017-04-2608:18

Juan is a Ph.D. student at Stanford, and early on in life, his academic success was at odds with what was expected of a Latino, immigrant student. In this mini episode, Juan breaks down how he and his mother, Patricia, worked through those expectations. Bread and Circuses Are Back (the Status theme song) Ben Michel Music Website Apple Podcasts Pocket Casts Stitcher Overcast Google Play RadioPublic Twitter If you have any stories or if you know of any stories about immigration or immigrants that are really a juicy, meaty people story, reach out on Twitter (@statuspodcast) or to podcaststatus@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

2017-04-1228:462

Patricia moved with her son, Juan, to Kansas City from Colombia in 1992. When Patricia left an abusive partner, she and Juan had to figure out a new plan for their future. Website iTunes Pocket Casts/Other  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Announcement

Announcement

2017-03-2801:05

No new episode this week, but you should check out these episodes on sanctuary, from one of my favorite shows, 99% Invisible. Church (Sanctuary, Part 1) State (Sanctuary, Part 2)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Burden

Burden

2017-03-1617:01

Edward, his parents, and his younger brother moved to the US almost 14 years ago. About 4 years ago, his parents moved back to Mexico. Now Edward is graduating college and trying to figure out what's next. Website iTunes Pocket Casts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Relatively Local

Relatively Local

2017-03-0230:14

Ariha is a writer from Mumbai and New York, depending on the day you ask her. Clark is an engineer from Menlo Park, CA. They met on a snowboarding trip, and within a couple of weeks, immigration had already impacted their relationship. Don't forget to review Status on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Website iTunes  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (6)

Maya Ebrahimi

how we can find the txt?

Jun 21st
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Norse Myn

What is DACA? Easy. It is a ploy by the democrats to swell their numbers by allowing ILLEGAL aliens to remain in this country. Despite how this soy-boy commentator tries to sidestep the facts, DACA is an unconstitutional act perpetrated by an overreaching president, played off by a sympathetic media covering for the Democratic party. Regardless of party affiliation, every gutless politician who chooses to ignore how wrong this is for the sake of staying in power needs to be taken to task and be required to tow the line, not create new BS laws to placate the ignorance of the masses.

Feb 28th
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Gustavo Souza

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Feb 10th
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Wonderful inspirational podcast about what real families go through just to be in a country that we all hope will make our dreams come true. Thank you for this podcast. I couldn't help but cry.

Feb 3rd
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Aasita Unin

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Feb 2nd
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Gabriel Hernandez

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Jan 31st
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