Category: Immigration Law Issues

International Travelers Must Now Show Evidence of Negative COVD Test to Fly

Jan 14, 2021

Starting January 26, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will require that international travelers to the United States show written proof of a negative test for COVID-19 conducted within three calen...

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New Regulations Radically Change the H-1B Lottery

Jan 12, 2021

In November 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new regulations that would radically change the H-1B lottery. As immigration lawyers that specialize in work...

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Help Us Stop Unfair "Fairness" Act

Dec 15, 2020

As immigration lawyers who specialize in employment-based immigration, we’ve been watching the progress of the “Fairness in High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020” with real concern. Unfortunately, the S...

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TPS Protection Extended to October 2021

Dec 9, 2020

Many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) work authorizations were set to expire in January 2021. That date has been pushed back for those from Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Nepal, and Honduras be...

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DHS is Now Accepting DACA Applications Again

Dec 8, 2020

Last June, the Supreme Court overruled the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act (DACA), but the Department of Homeland Security refused to accept new ap...

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How Will This Election Affect Immigration?

Oct 26, 2020

How will the upcoming presidential election affect immigration?  We have talked here and on our Facebook page about how immigration may be the arena where President Trump has had the most impact...

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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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