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Immigration TV

Entered in Immigration & Refugees


The driving idea behind my work is to democratize access to immigration legal advice by leveraging the power of social media and technology. My objective is to provide free, practical legal guidance to millions of underserved immigrants who cannot afford traditional legal services. By utilizing platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, I've reached over 12.8 million followers and accumulated over 2 billion video views. Additionally, I aim to simplify complex legal processes and empower individuals with the knowledge to navigate the U.S. immigration system confidently. My overarching objective is to create a more just and equitable society by bridging the gap in legal accessibility.






To bring my project to life, I developed a multi-faceted strategy centered around accessibility, engagement, and innovation, both in English and Spanish.

Plan of Action:

  1. Platform Selection: I chose TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube due to their vast reach and user-friendly interfaces, making legal information easily accessible.
  2. Content Creation: I created engaging, short-form videos that simplified complex immigration laws and processes. My content was designed to be both informative and easy to understand, tailored to the needs of immigrants seeking guidance.
  3. Community Building: I actively engaged with my audience, responding to questions and creating content based on their feedback. I also go live answering questions to my followers. This fostered a sense of community and trust.
  4. Continuous Learning: I constantly analyzed the performance of my videos, using metrics to refine my approach and ensure my content remained relevant and impactful.


  1. Consistency: I maintained a consistent posting schedule to build and retain an engaged audience.
  2. Collaboration: I collaborated with other influencers and legal experts to broaden my reach and enhance the credibility of my content.

Key Features:

  1. Educational Videos: Bite-sized videos that break down complex legal topics.
  2. Live Q&A Sessions: Interactive sessions where I addressed real-time questions from my audience.
  3. Online Courses: Comprehensive courses on finding a job in the USA, green card processes, and asylum applications, which have educated over 23,000 students.
  4. Free Guides: I also offer free PDF guides on asylum, green cards, and visas.

Challenges and Overcoming Them:

  1. Complexity of Legal Information: Simplifying intricate legal concepts without losing their essence was a significant challenge. I overcame this by continually refining my communication skills and using visual aids. We lawyers speak in difficult terms and this alienates the viewer. I try to speak in simple terms so everyone can understand me.
  2. Building Trust: Establishing credibility in a digital space required time and consistent effort. By sharing my professional background and success stories, I was able to build a trustworthy presence.
  3. Engagement Maintenance: Keeping the audience engaged amidst constant content was challenging. I addressed this by diversifying my content and the platforms. I have a presence in over 10 different platforms.

Uniqueness: My work stands out due to its unprecedented scale and impact. As the most-followed immigration lawyer globally, with over 12.8 million followers and 2+ billion video views, I have set a new standard for how legal services can be delivered. My innovative approach in utilizing social media to provide free, accessible legal advice has opened new possibilities for democratizing legal assistance and empowering underserved communities.


Our efforts have been overwhelmingly successful in meeting and surpassing our objectives. We aimed to provide accessible legal guidance to underserved immigrant communities, and the results reflect this. With over 12.8 million followers and 2 billion video views, our reach has been extraordinary. The engagement metrics show a highly active audience that frequently interacts with our content. Additionally, our online courses have educated over 23,000 students on crucial topics like finding jobs in the USA, green card processes, and asylum applications. Our free guides have been downloaded over 700,000 times, further highlighting the significant impact and effectiveness of our approach in democratizing legal assistance.

Thanks to my presence on social media, I regularly appear on major media outlets, including Telemundo, Univision, and others, both in the USA and Latin America.

I have also won two YouTube Silver Awards for my English and Spanish channels, recognizing the widespread influence and popularity of my content.

I was honored to give a conference at Harvard, where I discussed my social media presence and its impact on legal accessibility.

These accomplishments have also led to my acceptance into MIT's prestigious delta v accelerator program to develop AI legal tech to help immigrants, recognizing the innovation and impact of my work in legal technology and education.

These achievements underscore the success and broad influence of our initiatives.


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