Tag: New Orleans

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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A Rare Window Will Open to Apply for F2A Visas

May 22, 2019

Recently, Leah Spivey attended a session with Charlie Oppenheim, the Visa Chief for the Department of State at the Federal Bar Immigration Law Conference in Austin, Texas. Oppenheim monitors the ...

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Trump's Immigration Reform More Campaign Document Than Threat

May 17, 2019

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced what he called a “big, beautiful, bold plan” and a “sweeping modernization of our dysfunctional legal immigration process.” The proposal is an effort...

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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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"In Shadow" Addresses Immigration Through Art

Apr 12, 2019

Recently, I spoke at the opening of an ambitious art show, “In Shadow,” at 912 Julia Street. The exhibition used art to start conversations about borders and migration, and the organizers brought in f...

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We Lost and Won at Love Your City Awards

Jan 25, 2019

Congratulations to The Black Men of Labor. Last night at the Love Your City Awards, the famed social aid and pleasure club won in the Culture category at LifeCity’s Love Your City Awards Gala Thursday...

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Art Show Puts Face on the Latino Experience in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Sep 11, 2018

Recently, we observed that the Trump Administration’s posture toward immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers falls apart as nakedly and unacceptably cruel if Americans are unable to empathize with the...

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Window for Hondurans to Re-register for TPS Open Now

Jun 6, 2018

On Saturday, Leah Spivey of Gasparian Spivey Immigration will participate in a workshop for Hondurans in the Greater New Orleans Region who will be affected by the Trump Administration’s decision to...

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Gasparian Spivey to Participate in Honduran Embassy TPS Workshop

Jun 4, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, the Honduran Embassy will present a day of free presentations for members of New Orleans’ Honduran community with immigration concerns. The day was inspired by questions that aros...

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