Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta: Giuliani, Trump and Arizona's "Illegal Alien" Voters
Posted on 28 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: mehta , Trump

Cyrus Mehta on Trump's Last Gasp: Extending the Visa Bans
Posted on 4 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Experts: Trump's Extension of Visa Ban a "Time Bomb" and a "Mistake"
Posted on 3 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on Gomez v. Trump: Welcome to the Brave New World of Made Up Law Under INA 212(f)
Posted on 8 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 8, 2020 "Before President Trump, one could hardly imagine that an American president would use INA § 212(f) to rewrite immigration law in a manner he saw fit and with whatever prejudices might be harboring in his mind. While... Read More

Tags: 212(f) , mehta , Trump

Cyrus Mehta on Trump's Census Order
Posted on 1 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Aug. 30, 2020 The Impossible Feat of Determining Who is an “Illegal Alien” Under Trump’s Unconstitutional Census Executive Order "In line with other xenophobic actions too numerous to keep tabs on, President Trump... 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

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

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

Trump's Expanded Travel Ban - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 2, 2020 "President Trump has done it again. On January 31, 2020, he used his extraordinary broad powers under INA § 212(f) to expand his travel ban to six additional countries. The affected countries are Nigeria, Eritrea... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on America, India, Immigration and Values
Posted on 14 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 14, 2019 How the Founding Values of Two Great Nations – United States and India – Can Get Hollowed Out Through Tweaks in their Immigration Laws "Until President Trump of the United States and Prime Minister Modi... Read More

Fallout from Trump’s Muslim Ban: Requiring Use of Social Media on Visa Application Forms - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 10, 2019 "On May 31, 2019, the State Department added new questions to visa application forms , DS-160/DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application. Visa applicants now have to disclose the... Read More

Don’t Always Suck Up to BAHA - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 25, 2019 "President Trump’s Buy American Hire American Executive Order (BAHA) has little relevance in an economy where the unemployment rate is 4% and the Labor Department has reported that there is a record high of 7.3... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Trump Can Provide a Potential Path to Citizenship for H-1B Visa Holders
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 14, 2019 "On Friday, January 11, 2019, many were intrigued by President Trump’s tweet assuring H-1B visas that they should expect a potential path to citizenship. This is what he tweeted : “H1-B holders in the United... Read More

Tags: tweets , mehta , H-1B , Trump

Trump is Not King, Cannot Change US Asylum System via Executive Action
Posted on 26 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 26, 2018 - "Donald Trump probably thinks that section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) makes him king as far as immigration matters are concerned. As a president with autocratic impulses, INA § 212(f) gives... Read More

Tags: mehta , Trump , asylum