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DHS Extends TPS Status to Ukranians in the U.S.

Mar 11, 2022

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Russia’s military actions in Ukraine have prompted the Department of Homeland Security to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months to Ukrainians in the United States. TPS has been granted...

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Time to Prepare for This Year's H-1B Visa Lottery

Feb 22, 2022

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It’s time for those who are considering entering the H-1B immigration lottery to start the process. The registration period for fiscal year 2023 will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and continue throu...

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Louisiana Detention Facilities Waste $80 Million with Guaranteed Minimums

Feb 10, 2022

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In the past, we’ve written about the role states play in the immigration conversation. Many conservative gubernatorial candidates have staked out get-tough positions on issues that are federal matters...

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Changes Make Immigration in STEM Fields Easier

Feb 3, 2022

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As immigration lawyers, we work extensively with employment and education-based immigration. It was difficult to watch the previous administration make immigration in those areas more difficult becaus...

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Dependent Spouses of Some Visa Holders Have Path to Employment Eased

Jan 5, 2022

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One challenge we regularly face as immigration lawyers who work a lot of employment-based immigration matters is what to do about spouses. One member of a family receiving work authorization doesn’t n...

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Gasparian Spivey Immigration Welcomes Colleen Templeton Home

Nov 22, 2021

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Between Hurricane Ida, immigration business as usual, and the ambient drag that COVID concerns exert over almost all facets of business in New Orleans, we’re finally officially welcoming associate att...

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COVID-Related Travel Ban to Lift November 8

Nov 1, 2021

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Recently, President Joe Biden announced “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Starting on 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 8, tra...

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U.S. to Open Borders to Travel Starting November 8

Oct 21, 2021

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Canada lifted its ban on entry to fully vaccinated travelers on August 9, and late last week the Biden administration announced that the United States will follow suit starting November 8. Starting on...

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Biden Administration Opens DACA Changes for Public Comment

Oct 8, 2021

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced proposed rule changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that we hope will take place. These changes seem necessa...

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The Biden Administration Moves to Define "Public Charge"

Sep 30, 2021

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The United States has long had some kind of “public charge” measure factored into the immigration experience, but the Trump administration’s attempt to weaponize it has prompted the Biden administrati...

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