Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Aug. 31, 2022
"On August 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule aimed at “preserving and fortifying” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Aug. 16, 2022
"On July 21, 2022, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Texas , which involves a challenge to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement priorities as originally...
Cyrus Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, May 9, 2022
"On April 3, 2022 the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) Kerry E. Doyle issued a memorandum (“the Doyle memo”) which empowers ICE attorneys...
Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 18, 2022
I-485 Supplement J Should Not Be the Only Vehicle to Express Portability
"It is well settled that noncitizens must have the requisite intent to work for their employers at the time of entry or adjustment of status under...
Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 2, 2022
"I conducted a one hour presentation on immigration relief for Ukrainians under the aegis of the Practicing Law Institute on March 29, 2022, and spoke about options for Ukrainians in the US as well as for those who have...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, and Jessica Paszko, Mar. 15, 2022
"The USCIS Contact Center purports to provide tools for checking case statuses online, correcting notices that contain mistakes or were never delivered, and connecting applicants to...
Bender's Immigration Bulletin Editorial Board Member Cyrus D. Mehta has two new blog posts online:
Expansion of STEM Practical Training and Broadening of O-1A Standards Allows Foreign Talented Students to Contribute to the US Even If Rejected in...
Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 25, 2021
"The State Department has given much needed holiday gifts to ease delays in visa processing brought about by the evisceration of consular operations due to Covid-19.
According to a December 22, 2021 article in Roll...
Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 22, 2021
"The USCIS has been processing employment authorization requests for H-4 and L-2 spouses so slowly that they have been rendered virtually useless. By the time the applicant receives the employment authorization document...
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!