Tag: Coronavirus

Candles for St.Francis Cabrini

Nov 13, 2020

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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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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New Stats Show the Impact of Immigrants on America's Health Care System

Sep 14, 2020

As immigration lawyers who work extensively with health care professionals, we took notice of updated statistics by the New American Economy Research Fund on immigrants in the health care field. New A...

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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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ICE Reversal on Online Classes Puts F-1 Students in an Unfair Bind

Jul 9, 2020

Much of the work we do in our immigration law practice is with international students and higher education institutions. This spring has felt off-kilter not only because of the stay at home order in L...

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USCIS Facing Possible Furloughs, Slow Downs

Jun 30, 2020

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (USCIS) announced that unless it received $1.2 billion to pay employees, it would be forced to furlough approximately two-thirds of its work force...

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New Executive Order Does More for Election Efforts Than Employment

Jun 24, 2020

On June 9, we wrote that an executive order on immigration was in the pipeline that could be bad for Louisiana—our first concern as immigration lawyers practicing in New Orleans—and the Un...

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Proposal in the Pipeline Would Harm Economy, Education, and States

Jun 9, 2020

The president hasn’t had a good news cycle for a few months now, so it’s no surprise that he may be returning to the nationalist bread and butter that united his base voters in 2016. Immigration lawye...

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The HEROES Act Offers Hope for Immigration

May 28, 2020

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, the House’s most recent effort to address the devastation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is the most wide-ranging effor...

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Good News in an FAQ from DHS on OPT

May 13, 2020

You know you’re an immigration lawyer when an FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security regarding F-1 student and OPT issues during COVID-19 makes you happy. True, we may be punchy from all th...

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