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Category: Immigration Law Issues

Supreme Court Decision Highlights Importance of Precision

May 19, 2022

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The U.S. Supreme Court just gave immigrants another reason to seek out immigration lawyers. The importance of properly and accurately filling out forms has never been more pressing. On Monday, the ...

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USCIS New Rule Automatically Extends Renewal Period for Employment Authorization Documents

May 4, 2022

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Starting on Wednesday, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Many EA...

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Las Cafeteras Add Optimistic, Political Notes to Jazz Fest in New Orleans

May 2, 2022

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Last weekend, New Orleans’ Jazz Fest returned for the first time since Spring 2019. Since it is one of the cornerstones of New Orleans’ tourist economy and the identity of a city built on music, it’s ...

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USCIS Expands Premium Processing to Reduce Backlog

Apr 6, 2022

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One of the frustrations we face as immigration lawyers is the time that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can take processing documents and applications. On March 30, USCIS an...

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Immigration Inconsistencies Need to Be Addressed

Mar 25, 2022

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Sunday’s New York Times featured a story about people fleeing the fighting in Ukraine trying to immigrate to the United States. As immigration lawyers, we’re happy to see stories that reflect the real...

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DHS Extends TPS Status to Ukranians in the U.S.

Mar 11, 2022

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Russia’s military actions in Ukraine have prompted the Department of Homeland Security to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months to Ukrainians in the United States. TPS has been granted...

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Louisiana Detention Facilities Waste $80 Million with Guaranteed Minimums

Feb 10, 2022

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In the past, we’ve written about the role states play in the immigration conversation. Many conservative gubernatorial candidates have staked out get-tough positions on issues that are federal matters...

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Dependent Spouses of Some Visa Holders Have Path to Employment Eased

Jan 5, 2022

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One challenge we regularly face as immigration lawyers who work a lot of employment-based immigration matters is what to do about spouses. One member of a family receiving work authorization doesn’t n...

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COVID-Related Travel Ban to Lift November 8

Nov 1, 2021

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Recently, President Joe Biden announced “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Starting on 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 8, tra...

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U.S. to Open Borders to Travel Starting November 8

Oct 21, 2021

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Canada lifted its ban on entry to fully vaccinated travelers on August 9, and late last week the Biden administration announced that the United States will follow suit starting November 8. Starting on...

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