Tag: immigration lawyer

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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Visa Applicants' Social Media and Online Friends May Be Held Against Them

Sep 3, 2019

Earlier this summer, we wrote, “If you’re applying for a visa, you can make your immigration lawyer’s life easier and improve your chances of success if you think before you tweet.” We should have add...

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

Aug 23, 2019

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 system already fav...

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Visa Applicants Need to Be Careful on Social Media

Jun 12, 2019

If you’re applying for a visa, you can make your immigration lawyer’s life easier and improve your chances of success if you think before you tweet.  Social media is simply a fact of life in ...

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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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"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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Louisiana Appleseed Helps Demystify Immigration

Feb 25, 2019

Today I’m excited to be one of the speakers at a CLE at Tulane University that addresses one of my favorite topics: “Tools for Navigating Immigration Court.” It starts at 2 p.m. in Rm. 110 of the Tula...

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USCIS Slows Processing, Study Shows

Feb 21, 2019

Visa processing delays have reached “crisis level,” according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A recent study conducted by AILA shows that U.S. Citizenship and Immigra...

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Changes to H-1B Visas Favor those with Higher Education

Feb 11, 2019

Recentlyu, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to H-1B visa processing that will go into effect April 1 this year. In the past, a lottery granted 20,000 visa t...

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