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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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GSI Named to Louisiana Super Lawyers, New Orleans Leaders in Law

Feb 20, 2020

This week, Gasparian Spivey Immigration earned a number of recognitions for which we are very proud and appreciative. On February 17, New Orleans City Business named its 2020 “Leadership in Law” class...

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How Will "Public Charge" Changes Affect Applicants?

Feb 18, 2020

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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Employers, Administrators Need to Prepare for Site Visits

Jan 22, 2020

“Compliance” isn’t a dirty word, even if it makes employers and administrators nervous. As immigration lawyers who work with employers and institutions of higher learning, we help companies put proces...

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Looking Ahead to 2020 in Immigration

Jan 7, 2020

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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USCIS Proposes Fee Hikes to Apply for Citizenship, Asylum

Nov 20, 2019

When NPR asked acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli how the government’s stricter “public charge” standard squared with The Statue of Liberty’s call to “...

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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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Fight the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Sep 25, 2019

[Updated] 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 asyl...

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