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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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Supreme Court Rejects Incomplete Notices to Appear, Creates Opportunities for Foreign Nationals Who Were Improperly Served

Jun 14, 2021

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Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that a foreign national had to receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) as a single, complete document—a decision that could impact a huge number of cases and be very...

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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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Immigration Reasons to Register to Vote

Oct 8, 2020

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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

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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

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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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