Cyrus Mehta, June 26, 2021
"The temporary suspension of Rudolph Giuliani’s bar license by a New York appellate court for making false statements on behalf of Donald Trump’s election is thought provoking for lawyers, especially those...
Cyrus Mehta, June 2, 2021
"On May 18, 2021, the State Department issued guidance broadening the path for transmission of US citizenship to a child born abroad to married parents. The guidance is reproduced below:
Recognizing the advances in...
Cyrus Mehta, May 19, 2021
"Re: USCIS-2021-0004, Identifying Barriers Across U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Benefits and Services; Request for Public Input
I would like to propose ideas that would provide relief to beneficiaries...
Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box*, May 3, 2021
"In previous blogs we have discussed the Trump administration’s numerous COVID travel bans that were extended by President Biden, and provided suggestions for overcoming them. On Friday, April...
Cyrus Mehta and Isabel Rajabzadeh*, Apr. 19, 2021
"Although H-4 and L-2 extensions continue to be delayed since our last blog “ Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses ”, we highlight another issue, which adds further hardship...
April 11, 2021 - Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses
April 2, 2021 - End the Arbitrary H-1B Lottery and Visa Quotas – and other practical considerations for the winners!
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Feb. 28, 2021
"Although the Trump era has ended, some of its draconian immigration policies continue to linger, including the COVID travel bans. On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Feb. 16, 2021
"On February 10, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced that certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for national interest exceptions under the...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Jan. 25, 2021
"There is much for all of us to be excited about after President Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 when he aggressively rescinded many of Trump’s most damaging immigration actions. We...
Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Jan. 4, 2021
"On the last day of 2020, Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation extending two previous Proclamations – Proclamation 10014 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States...
Lubna Kably, Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 2, 2021
"The outgoing US president Donald Trump has extended the ban on H-1B and L-1 work visas through March ... [Cyrus] Mehta said Trump deliberately planted this time bomb for Biden, knowing that it would...
Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box, Dec. 18, 2020
"On December 16, 2020, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Innova Solutions, Inc. v. Baran , which involved a technology company, Innova, that wanted to hire an Indian employee in the specialty...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Dec. 14, 2020
"In an earlier blog , we discussed ethics for immigration lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another ethical dilemma, addressed by two recent ethics opinions from the New York City Bar and the New York...
Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 7, 2020
"The Department of Justice’s complaint claiming that Facebook discriminated against US workers even when it followed DOL regulations for sponsoring foreign national workers is troubling. It renders every employer...
Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 19, 2020
"Saddened by the death of Justice Ginsburg, I searched through the blogs I have written on her opinions in immigration cases. I was again reminded not only about her brilliance but how forcefully she advanced the rights...