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The Ways We Talk About Immigration

Apr 13, 2021

We’ve been talking in the office about the language of immigration and in particular the use of the phrase “unaccompanied minor.” The legal-sounding euphemism mutes the reality of the situation for fa...

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Immigration Law for International Students: Frequently Asked F-1/OPT Questions

Mar 29, 2021

Last year, Kathleen spoke online to international students at Texas A&M. The questions they asked are common ones, so we’re running them in hopes that they help you with your situation. Our first batc...

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U.S. Extends TPS to Venezuela

Mar 10, 2021

In another sign that we have a new administration, the United States granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Venezuelans on Tuesday. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly worked to end TPS stat...

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F-1 Students Experiencing OPT Delays May be Entitled to "Flexibilities"

Mar 2, 2021

International students that come to the United States on an F-1 visa do so in part because they can qualify for optional professional training (OPT). That gives them a year—and up to two additio...

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H-1B Visa Changes Delayed Until December 2021

Feb 11, 2021

As immigration lawyers that work extensively on employment-based immigration, the H-1B visa has been a big part of our practice. It is for foreign nationals that “wish to perform services in a special...

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