Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta: Extending Visitor Visa Status During COVID-19 and after the Birth Tourism Rule
Posted on 20 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 20, 2020 "Visitors who have been admitted in B-2 visa status may extend their status while in the United States. Even if a visitor has a multiple entry visa in the passport for a duration of ten years, the visitor is admitted... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Real Threat to the US Economy Is...
Posted on 29 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, June 27, 2020 The Real Threat to the US Economy is Trump’s Proclamation, Not the Nonimmigrant Workers it Bans "President Trump has mastered the Dark Arts of immigration bans. On June 22, 2020, Trump signed yet... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on DACA and Reliance
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 22, 2020 "On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Ethics for Immigration Lawyers During COVID-19
Posted on 15 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 15, 2020 "Based on my video presentation at a Practising Law Institute One Hour Briefing entitled Ethics and Immigration: Spotlight on Select Rules and Client Representation during Covid-19 , I drew up some frequently answered... Read More

Tags: mehta , COVID-19 , ethics

Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut: Trump Proclamation Bans Chinese Students and Researchers Linked to China’s “Military-Civil Fusion Strategy”
Posted on 9 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 1, 2020 "President Trump has issued a proclamation limiting Chinese students wishing to study in the United States to undergraduates under certain conditions, and limiting Chinese researchers. The proclamation states that the... Read More

Tags: 212(f) , mehta , China , Trump

The Differing Impact of Foreign Entity Changes on an L-1 Extension and EB-1(C) Petition
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Rebekah Kim, May 20, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a final policy memorandum designating Matter of F-M- Co . as an Adopted Administrative Appeals Office Decision. The decision clarifies that... Read More

Tags: mehta , l-1 visas

Experts: H-1B and COBRA
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, May 20, 2020 " Cyrus D Mehta , managing attorney at the New York-based law firm Cyrus D Mehta & Partners, said if the employer offers health insurance, then under COBRA, the employer must offer the option of continuing... Read More

Tags: COBRA , mehta , H-1B , yale-loehr

Cyrus Mehta: FAQ on Skilled Workers in the Green Card Backlog
Posted on 11 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 11, 2020 "Skilled workers caught in the employment-based backlogs face great uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis. They have to continue to work for employers who have sponsored them green cards while maintaining H-1B status... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: FAQ on Changes in Salary, Working Conditions
Posted on 4 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 4, 2020 "In continuation of my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) relating to the COVID-19 crisis on immigration issues, I focus on other nonimmigrant visa categories besides the H-1B visa category. Changes in employment at the workplace... Read More

Tags: mehta , COVID-19

Cyrus Mehta: Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump's Immigration Ban
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 26, 2020 "President Trump’s latest Proclamation is a brazen attempt to rewrite US immigration laws under the guise o protecting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation bans most noncitizens who will enter... Read More

FAQ for Green Card Holders during the COVID-19 Period
Posted on 13 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 13, 2020 "I have received inquiries from lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, who are outside the United States and have been unable to return to the United States in the COVID-19 period. They are unable to return... Read More

Cyrus Mehta's FAQ on Changes in Salary, Working Conditions for H-1Bs During the C19 Crisis
Posted on 30 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 30, 2020 "The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease COVID-19, is a pandemic threatening populations in the United States and worldwide. The US economy has virtually shut down. Many employers who have been forced... Read More

Tags: mehta , H-1B , COVID-19

Cyrus Mehta: Immigration Attorneys on the Frontlines in the COVID-19 Crisis
Posted on 24 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 24, 2020 "Since USCIS still requires paper submissions by mandated deadlines and the immigration courts in detention centers still function, the COVID-19 crisis has compelled immigration attorneys to take more risks than others... Read More

How USCIS Can Remain True to its Mission by Exercising Compassion During the COVID-19 Period
Posted on 17 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 16, 2020 "Although the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is mandated by Congress to grant benefits, it has become an enforcement oriented agency under the Trump administration that has displayed remarkable hostility... Read More

Tags: mehta , COVID-19 , USCIS

How Interpol Red Notices Allow Abusive Foreign Governments to Manipulate and Undermine the Integrity of Immigration Proceedings in the United States
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 8, 2020 "The Board of Immigration Appeals in Matter of W-E-R-B -, 27 I&N Dec. 795 (BIA 2020) recently ruled that an Interpol Red Notice may constitute reliable evidence of criminality that serves as a bar for asylum and withholding... Read More