I am so honored to announce that my guest on Tuesday July 5th 2016 will be renowned immigration attorney and Alaska Senate candidate Margaret Stock! I am proud to call her a friend and mentor and am excited at the prospect of her being a strong voice for immigration reform in the Senate. I am honored she is taking time of our busy campaign to join me on my show “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am.
Margaret led the development of three programs helping immigration issues within the US military. The Military accessions vital to national interest (MAVNI) program, started in 2008, in cooperation with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, helped the U.S. armed forces to attract and retain foreign nationals with language, medical, and other skills critical to military readiness and national security. She spearheaded the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) MAP program, “which pairs volunteer attorneys across the United States” with military families in need of their services. She also helped start the naturalization at Basic Combat Training program.
Margaret has also spent many years teaching. From 2001-2010 she worked as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, first in the Department of Law, then in the Department of Social Sciences. She also taught at University of Alaska Anchorage in the political science department for two years.
She has testified regularly before Congress on issues involving immigration and national security. She has been called “the foremost authority on military veterans facing deportation.”[ She has also been quoted in many articles about immigration and national security for a broad range of publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Stock is a 2013 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.
Margaret will be on my radio talk show “Immigration with Tahmina Watson” at 10 am on July 5th on Desi 1250 AM. You can tune into your radio at 1250 AM or listen online at www.desi1250am.com. If you want to see immigration reform, or have benefited from the MAVNI program, this is an unmissable episode. I hope you will tune in!