Category: Louisiana Issues

If You're Driving Without a License ...

Aug 19, 2020

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

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

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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Support for Immigrants Has Become a Community Project

Sep 12, 2019

The upside to this administration is that we have all become more aware of our roles in helping to make sure that America lives up to the promises we value. As immigration lawyers in New Orleans, we d...

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Spivey Graduated from Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Aug 28, 2019

Recently, I attended graduation for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. I completed the program a year ago and we got together last week in a graduation ceremony with representativ...

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Forbes Recognizes Entrepreneurial Immigrant Women

Jul 8, 2019

We can never tell the stories of successful immigrants enough. Admittedly, the Trump Administration and those who oppose immigration largely do so despite the overwhelming body of information that cou...

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DOJ, Louisiana Courts Agree to Improve Language Access

May 31, 2019

In 2017, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) received a complaint that the 24th Judicial District Court based in Gretna failed to provide help with language access including i...

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