Category: Family Immigration

New Stats Show the Impact of Immigrants on America's Health Care System

Sep 14, 2020

As immigration lawyers who work extensively with health care professionals, we took notice of updated statistics by the New American Economy Research Fund on immigrants in the health care field. New A...

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Add "Steven Universe" to Your Socially Distanced Viewing

Mar 30, 2020

It’s hard to imagine that many immigration lawyers are spending time singing the praises of Steven Universe, buta column in The New York Times on Sunday made writing about the Cartoon Network show not...

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New Regulation Targets "Birth Tourism"

Jan 24, 2020

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

Aug 23, 2019

[Updated] 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 sys...

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Time to Naturalize if You Hope to Vote in 2020

Aug 20, 2019

People eligible to apply for naturalization need to do so now if they hope to vote in the elections in November 2020. Processing times vary from field office to field office, but the New Orleans offic...

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Trump's Asylum Changes Compound the Real Problem

Jul 18, 2019

Because the Trump Administration has been unable to reach a Safe Third Country agreement with Mexico, it has opted unilaterally to force the situation by ruling that migrants who pass through another ...

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The Point of Threatened ICE Raids is Fear

Jul 16, 2019

It’s tempting to chew on President Trump’s ‘go back to where you came from’ tweets directed at a number of U.S.-born women in Congress, but honestly, that’s sadly not surprising. He has lowered the le...

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What Can You Do?

Jun 27, 2019

In light of the threats of ICE raids and detentions issues—kids in detention, families in detention, predictions that Louisiana will have over 10,000 ICE detention beds by the end of the year pu...

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How to Prepare for Possible ICE Sweeps

Jun 25, 2019

President Trump postponed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep that he announced would take place last weekend in 10 major American cities including New Orleans. Since he tied the delay...

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A Rare Window Will Open to Apply for F2A Visas

May 22, 2019

Recently, Leah Spivey attended a session with Charlie Oppenheim, the Visa Chief for the Department of State at the Federal Bar Immigration Law Conference in Austin, Texas. Oppenheim monitors the ...

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