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What The Shutdown Means for Immigration

Dec 23, 2018

What happens to my case now that the government is shut down? It depends on what kind of case you have and where the case is in process. Many different agencies play a part in the immigration process ...

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Monday Last Day to Comment on "Public Charge" Changes

Dec 10, 2018

Monday is the last day to comment on the proposed rule changes regarding immigrants who may be considered by the government to be “public charges.” The idea that immigrants should be more or less self...

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Economic Impact of Immigrants Complicates the Immigration Conversation

Oct 30, 2018

It’s depressingly clear that President Trump is using immigration as an issue to try to mobilize his base as the midterm elections approach. By all estimates, the migrant caravan won’t reach the U.S.-...

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TPS Termination on Hold for Now

Oct 5, 2018

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration started the clock to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for those in the country who registered for it from Haiti, Sudan, Honduras and El Salva...

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The Diversity Visa Lottery is Not Dead Yet; Application Period Opens Wednesday

Oct 1, 2018

President Donald Trump has promised to eliminate the diversity visa lottery, but he hasn’t eliminated it yet. The application period opens October 3 and continues through November 6 for calendar ...

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Recent Reads Challenge the Narrative of Refugees and Migrants

Sep 4, 2018

The Trump Administration’s policies on immigration and refugees depend on Americans seeing people from other countries in stereotypical ways. The consequences of America turning its back on those who ...

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Trump Administration Plans to Clear Immigration Court Dockets with Quotas

Apr 3, 2018

On this week’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver drew attention to an asylum hearing that took fewer than two minutes. The judge asked a woman trying to escape gang violence in Ho...

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The Women's March, January 20, 2018

Jan 24, 2018

On Saturday, The Women’s March took place all around in the country including New Orleans. Like last year, the march addressed a menu of issues that women and supportive men have with the Trump Admini...

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How Does the Shutdown Affect Immigration?

Jan 22, 2018

The government shutdown that began Friday at midnight will affect the administration of immigration law, but not as much as some might expect. Because US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) i...

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Immigration Myths vs Realities, and Immigration and Kids in Louisiana

Nov 28, 2017

Earlier this fall, I was privileged to speak at the Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference here in New Orleans. Many of these teachers are on the front lines o...

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