Category: Immigration Law Issues

Immigration Reasons to Register to Vote

Oct 8, 2020

If you haven’t done so yet, register to vote. We’re based in New Orleans, and the deadline to register online in Louisiana is October 13. Mail-in registration deadlines may have passed wherever you ar...

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The Importance of Language Access in Immigration Proceedings

Sep 29, 2020

On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security sent out a press release that seemed innocent but worried us as immigration attorneys.  It began, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...

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The Visa Bulletin Raises More Questions than it Answers About Permanent Residency Visas

Sep 24, 2020

If you want to get into the true intricacies of immigration law, then welcome to the visa bulletin.  The demand for permanent residence—a green card—exceeds the supply of cards ava...

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How Do We Deal with USCIS' Budget Issues?

Aug 31, 2020

As immigration lawyers, we deal extensively with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and when the agency announced in June that it needed to furlough almost 70 percent of its s...

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USCIS to Hike Fees October 2

Aug 14, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its sadly predictable solution to the budgetary issues that prompted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to threaten to f...

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The Administration Is Fighting the Courts on DACA

Jul 30, 2020

How chaotic is the current administration?  On Tuesday, while we were working on a blog post on the July 17 ruling from Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court in Maryland that the Depart...

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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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