REINTERPRETING THE AUTOMATIC CONVERSION PROVISION OF THE CSPA TO HELP DREAM KIDS

"It would make sense if the Administration withdrew its opposition to a broader interpretation of §203(h)(3) and followed Khaled v. Holder across the country." Cyrus D. Mehta on Sept. 16, 2011.

Cyrus D. Mehta: EB-3 to EB-2 BOOST MAY NOT PROTECT YOUR CHILD UNDER THE CHILD STATUS PROTECTION ACT

"If the EB-3 for India is truly expected to take 70 years before a green card materializes, a foreign national being sponsored today with a 1 year old child will have absolutely no hope of protecting the age of this child under the CSPA!" - Cyrus D. Mehta, Oct. 21, 2011 .

STATE DEPARTMENT’S VISA OFFICE TAKES BROADER VIEW OF “SOUGHT TO ACQUIRE” PROVISION UNDER THE CHILD STATUS PROTECTION ACT

Cyrus D. Mehta writes : "Our recent success, which we report here for the benefit of others, was regarding the interpretation of “sought to acquire the status of permanent residency” within one year of visa availability. At issue is whether the payment of the visa processing fees...

Mehta & Isaacson: Hidden Silver Linings in Cuellar de Osorio?

"Cuellar de Osorio does contain some seeds of hope for better outcomes in the future. ... [A] majority of the Court agrees that the meaning of §1153(h)(3) is an ambiguity subject to Chevron deference, rather than suggesting, as the Second Circuit had done in Li v. Renaud, that a narrow reading...