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Garland Reverses Trump AGs, Vacates Asylum Rulings

Jun 21, 2021

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As immigration lawyers, we spent much of the last four years disturbed by the lengths the Department of Justice (DOJ) would go to fundamentally change the government’s posture on immigration. The curr...

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U Visa Applicants Now Eligible for Work Cards as Part of Plan to Make Immigration More Humane

Jun 15, 2021

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On Monday, the Biden Administration made another announcement that continued the process of slowly making American immigration law more humane. The U visa is for victims of crime, most commonly domest...

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New Executive Order Does More for Election Efforts Than Employment

Jun 24, 2020

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On June 9, we wrote that an executive order on immigration was in the pipeline that could be bad for Louisiana—our first concern as immigration lawyers practicing in New Orleans—and the Un...

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The DACA Decision is Just the First Step

Jun 19, 2020

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court overruled by a 5-4 margin the Trump Administration's 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That’s good news, but it’s not ...

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How Will "Public Charge" Changes Affect Applicants?

Feb 18, 2020

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The controversial new “public charge” rule will go into effect February 24, 2020, and it will impact a lot of family-based applications including those from non-immigrants who wish to change or extend...

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Looking Ahead to 2020 in Immigration

Jan 7, 2020

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When people look into the crystal ball to see the future of immigration in 2020, they don’t see anything pretty. The president has found that his core constituency responds well to anti-immigrant rhet...

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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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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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Spivey Graduated from Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Aug 28, 2019

Recently, I attended graduation for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. I completed the program a year ago and we got together last week in a graduation ceremony with representativ...

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Is Not That Fair

Aug 23, 2019

[Updated] The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 sounds like a good thing because Americans like fairness. But measures that want to make sure that fairness extends to those the sys...

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