Tag: immigration lawyer

USCIS Proposes Fee Hikes to Apply for Citizenship, Asylum

Nov 20, 2019

When NPR asked acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli how the government’s stricter “public charge” standard squared with The Statue of Liberty’s call to “...

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Chaos Defines Immigration Law in 2019

Oct 25, 2019

The chaos that follows our president through almost every other phase of his political life extends to immigration as well. Other stories understandably get more attention, and there’s almost always s...

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Talking Points to Fight the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Oct 4, 2019

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is officially known as S.B. 386, and it is pending passage in the Senate. We have written about the dangers of the act here and here. It may pass by unanim...

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What Is It Like to Practice Immigration Law in 2019?

Oct 3, 2019

I am asked almost daily what it’s like to be an immigration attorney. Before this administration, immigration law lived in the background. Many people didn’t even think about immigration as a specific...

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Fight the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Sep 25, 2019

Recently, we wrote about how HB 1044 and S.386—the  "Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act”—is anything but fair. Unfortunately, so much attention is focused on asylum, public char...

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Immigration Issues Employers Face in 2019

Sep 19, 2019

This summer, Gasparian Spivey opened a new office in Lafayette (110 Travis St., Suite. 114, 337-310-0799) so that we now have immigration law offices in New Orleans and Lafayette. This will ...

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Support for Immigrants Has Become a Community Project

Sep 12, 2019

The upside to this administration is that we have all become more aware of our roles in helping to make sure that America lives up to the promises we value. As immigration lawyers in New Orleans, we d...

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Women's Equality Summit Reminds Us of Our Connections

Sep 9, 2019

Last year, I had a great experience going through the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) program, and on August 29 I attended the first Women of NORLI’s Women’s Equality Summit at the W...

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Visa Applicants' Social Media and Online Friends May Be Held Against Them

Sep 3, 2019

Earlier this summer, we wrote, “If you’re applying for a visa, you can make your immigration lawyer’s life easier and improve your chances of success if you think before you tweet.” We should have add...

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Is Not That Fair

Aug 23, 2019

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 sounds like a good thing because Americans like fairness. But measures that want to make sure that fairness extends to those the system already fav...

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