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

Mar 2, 2021

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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Immigration Reasons to Register to Vote

Oct 8, 2020

If you haven’t done so yet, register to vote. We’re based in New Orleans, and the deadline to register online in Louisiana is October 13. Mail-in registration deadlines may have passed wherever you ar...

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Did We Just See Positive Changes for International Education?

Jul 15, 2020

This week we’ve seen a few positive signs on the international education front. Nothing’s great because, well, this is the Trump Administration, but they’re better than they were. - Immigration and...

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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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What Is It Like to Practice Immigration Law in 2019?

Oct 3, 2019

I am asked almost daily what it’s like to be an immigration attorney. Before this administration, immigration law lived in the background. Many people didn’t even think about immigration as a specific...

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How to Prepare for Possible ICE Sweeps

Jun 25, 2019

President Trump postponed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep that he announced would take place last weekend in 10 major American cities including New Orleans. Since he tied the delay...

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New Orleans Advocate Reveals Louisiana's Investment in Immigrant Detention

May 10, 2019

Today, The New Orleans Advocate featured a story that investigates the financial incentives that have prompted sheriffs’ offices in Louisiana to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ...

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Cantrell Launches Office of Human Rights and Equity in New Orleans

May 8, 2019

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed an Executive Order that created an Office of Human Rights and Equity on March 20, 2019. The order acknowledges that “after 300 years, many residents still face...

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Tell the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to End Agreement with ICE

Apr 22, 2019

The Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition has started an online petition asking the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) to end an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that...

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What The Shutdown Means for Immigration

Dec 23, 2018

What happens to my case now that the government is shut down? It depends on what kind of case you have and where the case is in process. Many different agencies play a part in the immigration process ...

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