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The Census Reveals Economic Reasons to be Pro-Immigration

Apr 30, 2021

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On April 29, The Washington Post made what seems on its face like a counterintuitive argument for increased immigration. Rather than argue the social value of immigration, the paper’s editorial board ...

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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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The Ways We Talk About Immigration

Apr 13, 2021

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We’ve been talking in the office about the language of immigration and in particular the use of the phrase “unaccompanied minor.” The legal-sounding euphemism mutes the reality of the situation for fa...

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Immigration Law for International Students: Frequently Asked F-1/OPT Questions

Mar 29, 2021

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Last year, Kathleen spoke online to international students at Texas A&M. The questions they asked are common ones, so we’re running them in hopes that they help you with your situation. Our first batc...

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U.S. Extends TPS to Venezuela

Mar 10, 2021

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In another sign that we have a new administration, the United States granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Venezuelans on Tuesday. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly worked to end TPS stat...

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F-1 Students Experiencing OPT Delays May be Entitled to "Flexibilities"

Mar 2, 2021

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International students that come to the United States on an F-1 visa do so in part because they can qualify for optional professional training (OPT). That gives them a year—and up to two additio...

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H-1B Visa Changes Delayed Until December 2021

Feb 11, 2021

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As immigration lawyers that work extensively on employment-based immigration, the H-1B visa has been a big part of our practice. It is for foreign nationals that “wish to perform services in a special...

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The Role of Immigration for Biden Administration Becomes Clearer

Jan 29, 2021

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President Joe Biden sent an ambitious immigration reform bill to Congress on his first day in office. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 includes provisions that address immigration, enforcement, a...

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Biden Starts His Presidency with Immigration Reform Bill

Jan 21, 2021

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On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a document to send the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress “to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system,” accordi...

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

Jan 14, 2021

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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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