Tag: New Orleans

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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Women's Equality Summit Reminds Us of Our Connections

Sep 9, 2019

Last year, I had a great experience going through the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) program, and on August 29 I attended the first Women of NORLI’s Women’s Equality Summit at the W...

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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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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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