Episode 22: You’ve Got Mail: Volume 3

It’s been quite a year and we closing it out by answering listener questions from 2022. In addition to revisiting episodes focusing on Coming to America, The Proposal, and 007:Goldfinger, Shai and Roderick discuss holiday shopping, their takes on Season 2 of The White Lotus, and much, much more! Plus, what’s on the agenda for  Read More

Episode 21: Go Grease Lightin’!: Dependent Visas with Sandy from Grease

In this episode, Shai and Roderick break into song and dance as they discuss the 1978 cinematic musical sensation, Grease, starring John Travolta and Australian actress Olivia Newton-John. In particular, they try to figure out what type of U.S. visa status Newton John’s character, Sandy, an innocent Australian high school student, might have had. The  Read More

Episode 20: My Son Works?!: Diplomatic Visas, Tourist Visas, Unlawful Employment, and Trademark Infringement with Prince Akeem in Coming to America

In this episode, Shai and Roderick sow their podcasting oats by celebrating Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem. From palace life in Zamunda to tenement living in Queens, New York, our co-hosts figure out how the heir to the throne of a wealthy African nation ended up pursuing the daughter of a  Read More

Episode 19: It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right: Fraudulent Marriages, Workplace Relationships, and the H-1B Visa in The Proposal

In this episode, Shai and Roderick conclude the Hasta La Visa, Baby Rom-Com Fraudulent Marriage Extravaganza Series by discussing The Proposal staring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Most importantly, they dive deep into what happens when a boss forces her subordinate colleague to marry her solely for the purpose of attaining a U.S. Green Card.  Read More

Episode 18: Mon Cherie : The Marriage Based Green Card Sponsorship Process in Green Card

In this episode, Shai and Roderick analyze the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Romantic Comedy, Green Card, staring French sensation Gerard Depardieu and early 90’s darling Andie MacDowell. In addition to talking the shenanigans that the protagonist couple went through for real estate and Immigration benefits, our co-hosts wonder if this movie should  Read More

Episode 16: Say Hello To My Little Friend – Tony Montana from Scarface, The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, and The Mariel Boatlift of 1980

In this episode, Shai and Roderick are back in Miami to discuss historical events and U.S. Immigration principals that would have enabled cult character Tony Montana, from the Scarface, to achieve Green Card status in the U.S. The immigration principles they will explore include the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 and political events that led to  Read More

Episode 15: I Pierced the Toast! – The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 with Agador from The Birdcage

In this episode, Shai and Roderick check out what’s going on in South Beach, Miami. Apart from the clubs, beaches, sports cars, and Mojitos, they discuss what kind of U.S. Immigration regulations could have enabled the loveable character known as Agador, from the 1996 comedy The Birdcage, to achieve legal status in the U.S. The immigration principles  Read More

Episode 13: You’ve Got Mail – Volume 2

It’s time to check the pulse of Hasta La Visa, Baby fans by answering listener questions. In addition to revisiting episodes centering on The Sopranos, The White Lotus, Friends, Austin Powers, and The Karate Kid, Shai and Roderick share their insights regarding a variety of visa categories. Plus, do cats and dogs need visas to  Read More