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February 2018 Archives

J-1 work visas allow students to work in the US during summers

While it is months away, it is never too early to think about summer plans, especially if those plans include traveling to the United States. For many college students in other countries, coming to Louisiana for summer employment is an opportunity to broaden their horizons while earning money to continue their educations or support their families. However, the first step toward that goal is to obtain a J-1 visa for summer work travel. The complex process for these work visas may take weeks to months to complete.

5 successful entrepreneurs who immigrated to the United States

One of the primary reasons that the United States appeals to migrants is its myriad business opportunities. With a strong economy, competitive market and entrepreneurial spirit, the U.S. offers foreign-born entrepreneurs business opportunities that they might not find anywhere else in the world.

What proposed changes in immigration law could mean for America

The United States was built on the blood, sweat and tears of those who risked everything to come here. It may be hard to believe that immigration law as we know it only came about around 1965. Since then, many more people have entered this country and prospered, many of them here in New Orleans. The proposed changes to the current system could have prevented around 57 percent of those who entered the country since that time and 2016 from entering the country.

Immigration law changes may move toward merit-based system

Immigration is an important facet in the lives of many people, including many in Louisiana. They likely came to the United States in hopes of obtaining better lives for themselves and for their children than they faced in their countries of origin. However, due to immigration law changes, they may now fear that their new lives will be substantially disrupted, especially if they face deportation.

Immigration law: Did Motel 6 overstep its bounds?

One of the greatest advantages of living in the United States is freedom of movement. One can travel from New Orleans to anywhere in the country without worrying about border crossings from state to state and without being on the government's "radar" as is often the case in many other countries. That is, unless it involves a stay at certain Motel 6 locations that seem to be taking immigration law into their own hands. The question is whether the motel chain violated certain guests' civil rights.