Tag: Louisiana

Detention is an Issue in State Elections, Not Immigration Court

Oct 10, 2019

In one of his campaign ads, Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone promises to end sanctuary cities in Louisiana, “end taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants,” and he says he “supports Pres...

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Talking Points to Fight the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Oct 4, 2019

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is officially known as S.B. 386, and it is pending passage in the Senate. We have written about the dangers of the act here and here. It may pass by unanim...

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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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Fight the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Sep 25, 2019

Recently, we wrote about how HB 1044 and S.386—the  "Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act”—is anything but fair. Unfortunately, so much attention is focused on asylum, public char...

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Immigration Issues Employers Face in 2019

Sep 19, 2019

This summer, Gasparian Spivey opened a new office in Lafayette (110 Travis St., Suite. 114, 337-310-0799) so that we now have immigration law offices in New Orleans and Lafayette. This will ...

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Support for Immigrants Has Become a Community Project

Sep 12, 2019

The upside to this administration is that we have all become more aware of our roles in helping to make sure that America lives up to the promises we value. As immigration lawyers in New Orleans, we d...

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Time to Naturalize if You Hope to Vote in 2020

Aug 20, 2019

People eligible to apply for naturalization need to do so now if they hope to vote in the elections in November 2020. Processing times vary from field office to field office, but the New Orleans offic...

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The Point of Threatened ICE Raids is Fear

Jul 16, 2019

It’s tempting to chew on President Trump’s ‘go back to where you came from’ tweets directed at a number of U.S.-born women in Congress, but honestly, that’s sadly not surprising. He has lowered the le...

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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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Applicants Face Delays in Receiving EADs

Mar 16, 2018

On February 27, the ombudsman for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) discussed issues related to the processing of I-765 forms, which request Employment Authorization Documents...

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