Tag: New Orleans

Help Us Stop Unfair "Fairness" Act

Dec 15, 2020

As immigration lawyers who specialize in employment-based immigration, we’ve been watching the progress of the “Fairness in High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020” with real concern. Unfortunately, the S...

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Gasparian Named One of the Top Lawyers by New Orleans Magazine

Nov 11, 2020

We’ve been so busy dealing with Hurricane Zeta and the election that we haven’t taken the time to congratulate Kathleen for again being named by New Orleans Magazine to the 2020 Top Law...

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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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The Importance of Language Access in Immigration Proceedings

Sep 29, 2020

On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security sent out a press release that seemed innocent but worried us as immigration attorneys.  It began, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...

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Getting the NAFSA National Feeling without NAFSA National

May 26, 2020

The week of Memorial Day usually marks one of my favorite events—the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) annual conference. Sometimes I am lucky enough to present at this incredibly v...

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We're Still Open, and So Are Immigration Courts. Sort Of.

Mar 16, 2020

[Updated] We’re still open. On Sunday, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell described the situation in the city as fluid, and by the time you read this, it may have changed again. We’re all doing our bes...

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A Breakdown of the Immigrant Population in Metro New Orleans

Jan 17, 2020

We have a pretty good idea who lives in New Orleans, and for immigration-related conversations, that’s important. Debates fueled by abstractions are prone to factual errors and misremembered facts, bu...

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Chaos Defines Immigration Law in 2019

Oct 25, 2019

The chaos that follows our president through almost every other phase of his political life extends to immigration as well. Other stories understandably get more attention, and there’s almost always s...

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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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