Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, June 14, 2021
"On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Mayorkas , holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute an admission under INA § 245(a) for purposes of adjustment...
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 Mehta, May 10, 2021
"On May 5, 2021, the majority opinion in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Sanchez v. Attorney General followed two other circuit courts in holding that an Immigration Judge (IJ) has the authority to administratively...
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 Mehta, Mar. 15, 2021
"One of the unresolved conundrums in our immigration law is the inability of children of lawful permanent residents to be protected under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) when their parents naturalize to US citizenship...
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...