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Tag: International Students

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Louisiana

Dec 1, 2022

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We have said repeatedly that immigration is good business, and as immigration lawyers, we see that’s true. We deal regularly with professionals, business people, and students who aspire to find t...

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

Jun 9, 2020

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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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