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ICE Reversal on Online Classes Puts F-1 Students in an Unfair Bind

Jul 9, 2020

Much of the work we do in our immigration law practice is with international students and higher education institutions. This spring has felt off-kilter not only because of the stay at home order in L...

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USCIS Facing Possible Furloughs, Slow Downs

Jun 30, 2020

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (USCIS) announced that unless it received $1.2 billion to pay employees, it would be forced to furlough approximately two-thirds of its work force...

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New Executive Order Does More for Election Efforts Than Employment

Jun 24, 2020

On June 9, we wrote that an executive order on immigration was in the pipeline that could be bad for Louisiana—our first concern as immigration lawyers practicing in New Orleans—and the Un...

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The DACA Decision is Just the First Step

Jun 19, 2020

On Thursday, the Supreme Court overruled by a 5-4 margin the Trump Administration's 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That’s good news, but it’s not ...

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Proposal in the Pipeline Would Harm Economy, Education, and States

Jun 9, 2020

The president hasn’t had a good news cycle for a few months now, so it’s no surprise that he may be returning to the nationalist bread and butter that united his base voters in 2016. Immigration lawye...

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The #BlackLivesMatter Concerns Sound Very Familiar

Jun 8, 2020

We are privileged to be immigration attorneys and work with people from all over the world. We have worked with asylum seekers who come to the U.S. to flee persecution on account of their race (among ...

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The HEROES Act Offers Hope for Immigration

May 28, 2020

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, the House’s most recent effort to address the devastation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is the most wide-ranging effor...

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Getting the NAFSA National Feeling without NAFSA National

May 26, 2020

The week of Memorial Day usually marks one of my favorite events—the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) annual conference. Sometimes I am lucky enough to present at this incredibly v...

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Good News in an FAQ from DHS on OPT

May 13, 2020

You know you’re an immigration lawyer when an FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security regarding F-1 student and OPT issues during COVID-19 makes you happy. True, we may be punchy from all th...

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Guest Workers in the Middle Between New, Conflicting Bills

May 8, 2020

This week, Senators Perdue, Young, Cornyn, Durbin, Coons, and Leahy introduced S. 3599, the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, which seeks to enhance the healthcare workforce during the COVID-1...

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