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Rapper 21 Savage facing immigration woes

Those in Louisiana who were not already familiar with rapper 21 Savage for his music now probably know him for his ongoing legal issues. He is currently in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces potential removal from the country and a 10-year ban on re-entry. However, the rapper insists that he is being unnecessarily punished and has not done anything to warrant his current treatment.

Fake immigration court dates cause mass confusion

The recent government shutdown threw an untold number of individuals into a state of uncertainty regarding their previously-scheduled immigration court dates. Despite the reopening, many are still dealing with constant confusion and chaos. On a recent Thursday, immigrants across Louisiana and the rest of the country showed up for what they thought were legitimately scheduled court dates only to discover something extremely upsetting upon their arrival -- their immigration court dates never existed in the first place.

Dealing with criminal convictions and US Immigration Law

Facing criminal charges in Louisiana is difficult enough as it is, but add in concerns over immigration status and things can very quickly go downhill. Because of how U.S. immigration law treats criminal charges and convictions, you might even feel as if you are being punished twice. Here is what you need to know about dealing with a criminal conviction as an immigrant.

Immigration court backlog longer than ever before

Immigrating to the United States is a long process filled with paperwork, documents and lots and lots of waiting. Unfortunately, that waiting is only getting worse by the day. Because of several factors -- including a now record government shutdown -- immigration hearings in Louisiana and across the rest of the country are taking longer to get to than ever before.

Does US immigration law limit when I an apply for asylum?

No one should have to fear violence or death for returning to their home, this is the reality for an untold number of people. While this is an extremely distressing situation, applying for asylum can help those currently in Louisiana or who are hoping to make it their future place of residence. Here is what those planning to apply for asylum should know about the process under U.S. immigration law.

Employment immigration for professors or researchers

Teaching or conducting research at a Louisiana university can be an exciting prospect for the future. However, professionals who have yet to reach the top of their chosen profession often worry that there is not any room for them in employment immigration. If you are a researcher or professor who is currently excelling in your field, you may be surprised to learn that there is a path to immigration specifically for you. 

Does U.S. immigration law protect against deportation?

Being removed from the United States -- also referred to as being deported -- is often a traumatic experience. However, an order of removal is not necessarily the final say on the matter. Under U.S. immigration law, those living in Louisiana might be able to delay or avoid removal altogether.

US immigration law changes could negatively impact Iran

Louisiana readers know that immigration is a hot topic right now, and potential new changes could make it even more complex. New proposed legislation could pass sometime soon, which could negatively some people waiting to get green cards. Skilled laborers applying for green cards from Iran could be more negatively impacted by this potential new U.S. immigration law than those from other countries.

US immigration law: Do I need a visa to visit Louisiana?

From delicious food to historical sites, Louisiana has a lot to offer for those planning to visit. While visiting the state from another country might seem quite alluring, the prospect of securing the necessary visas to do so can feel overwhelming. However, under U.S. immigration law, certain individuals may travel to the United States without a visa.

US immigration law: application denials skyrocketing

Coming to live and work in the United States is a dream that some may feel is falling further and further out of reach. Because of recent changes to U.S. immigration law, denials for all manners of immigrant applications have jumped significantly. Although this can seem disheartening for immigrants, there are still many options for coming to Louisiana.