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Category: Louisiana Issues

New Orleans Artist Explores His Vietnamese Roots Through Nail Art

Jul 13, 2021

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At the end of corridor in the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, Nail Salon, a show by artist Christian Dinh speaks simply but profoundly. A series of sculptures and ceramic pieces focus on the ...

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Why Language Access Matters

May 27, 2021

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A 2019 study on immigration and language access conducted by the Center for American Progress points to the deaths of two children in U.S. custody to illustrate the importance of language access. Whil...

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Spivey in AP Story on Soccer Coach in Immigration Limbo

Apr 22, 2021

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Many of the cases we handle as immigration lawyers are fundamentally bureaucratic. We work to get Official A to approve Document B. Unfortunately, trying to make that happen often reveals the stress p...

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Candles for St.Francis Cabrini

Nov 13, 2020

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Today - November 13 - is the anniversary of St. Francis Cabrini’s beatification. As immigration lawyers from New Orleans, we admire St. Francis. Her impact on New Orleans and New Orleans immigran...

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If You're Driving Without a License ...

Aug 19, 2020

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This week, we have a guest post from Amanda Gammon Morse from the New Orleans-based law firm, Kiefer & Kiefer. It addresses what drivers should do if they’re stopped without a license. The first thing...

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The Numbers Correct the Immigrant Narrative

Jul 21, 2020

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Our president has worked pretty hard to treat immigrants as a dangerous “other” since he announced his candidacy in 2015, but the facts still won’t line up with that presentation. Recently, the Americ...

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Our Christmas Candle Called for Bridges not Walls

Feb 4, 2020

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At Christmas time, lawyers often exchange bottles of wine as Christmas presents. For the second year in a row, we opted for something more personal. In 2018, we commissioned New Orleans artist Leslie ...

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Detention is an Issue in State Elections, Not Immigration Court

Oct 10, 2019

In one of his campaign ads, Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone promises to end sanctuary cities in Louisiana, “end taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants,” and he says he “supports Pres...

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Fight the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Sep 25, 2019

[Updated] Recently, we wrote about how HB 1044 and S.386—the  "Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act”—is anything but fair. Unfortunately, so much attention is focused on asyl...

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Immigration Issues Employers Face in 2019

Sep 19, 2019

This summer, Gasparian Spivey opened a new office in Lafayette (110 Travis St., Suite. 114, 337-310-0799) so that we now have immigration law offices in New Orleans and Lafayette. This will ...

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