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Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii - Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii, July 2, 2018, Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese - "On June 26, 2018, the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii upheld President Trump’s travel... Read More

How Trump Administration Officials Can Be Found Criminally Culpable For Separating Children From Parents - Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese
Posted on 24 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese, June 24, 2018 - "The Trump Administration has continued to perpetuate the falsehood that immigrants are criminals, despite overwhelming evidence that communities are safer when immigrants arrive . Trump’s... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Making Sense of the Acquittal in Kate Steinle’s Case - Why Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Equating Immigrants with Criminals Must Stop
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 4, 2017 - "Kate Steinle’s death was a senseless tragedy. On July 1, 2015, as she was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14, a gun goes off and cuts her life short. She died in her father’s arms. The accused... Read More

David Isaacson on the SUCCEED Act
Posted on 11 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Isaacson, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Following the Trump Administration’s decision in September to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program , President Trump suggested in a Tweet that Congress should “legalize DACA”... Read More

The American Dream is for Everyone
Posted on 29 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Sophia Genovese, Jan. 29, 2018 - "The Trump Administration has announced an immigration proposal that pits the lives of Dreamers against other immigrant populations. Dreamers are young people who came to the United States prior... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta: Stopping H-1B Carnage
Posted on 23 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Oct. 23, 2017 - "In his inaugural address, President Trump pledged to end what he referred to as “American carnage,” depicting the United States bleakly—as a “land of abandoned factories, economic angst, rising... Read More

Supreme Court May Have Bolstered Rights of Foreign Nationals with Ties to the United States - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 27 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 27, 2017 - "While disappointing that the Supreme Court allowed the ban to apply on visa applicants with no ties with the US from the banned countries, it may have permanently bolstered the rights of visa applicants who have ties... Read More

Going Beyond IRAP v. Trump: Challenging “Bad Faith” Governmental Actions Denying Non-Citizens Admission Into the US - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 30 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 30, 2017 - "The Fourth Circuit’s decision in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump upholding the preliminary injunction against President Trump’s travel ban , on the ground that it violated the Establishment... Read More

Tags: mehta , irap , Bad Faith , Trump

EB-5 Green Card, Ethics and Trump - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 22 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 22, 2017 - "The EB-5 green card program for foreign investors is very much in the news due to its connection with President Trump! A series of news reports have highlighted the Kushner family’s attempt to raise funds through... Read More

Is Being Anti-Trump A New Ground Of Inadmissibility? - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 24 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 24, 2017 - " Over the weekend, a Canadian student of McGill University, Joseph Decunah, who was seeking to be admitted to protest at the Women’s March the day after President Trump’s inauguration was refused admission... Read More

Tags: march , mehta , cbp , Trump , border

The Ethical Role of Immigration Lawyers During the Trump Regime - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 20 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 19, 2016 - "... The role of the immigration lawyer has become ever more important since Trump winning the election, and the prospects for increased immigration enforcement after January 20, 2017 when Trump is President. While Trump... Read More

Deconstructing the Myth of the Criminal Immigrant - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 23 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, July 23, 2016 - "Donald Trump began his presidential campaign last year by accusing Mexican immigrants who cross the border as being criminals and rapists, and ended with the same sentiment in his acceptance speech of the Republican... Read More

Tags: mehta , Trump , criminal

Protesting Trump’s Muslim Ban Through Art: An Immigration Lawyer’s Perspective - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 12, 2017 - "There are many ways to protest Trump’s travel ban, also known as the Muslim ban. Lawyers have successfully sued against the ban in the courts. People protested at airports in an unprecedented and spontaneous manner... Read More

Is Trump’s Proposed Scrapping of the H-1B Lottery in Favor of the Highest Wage Such A Good Idea? - Cyrus D. Mehta and Sophia Genovese-Halvorson
Posted on 17 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Sophia Genovese-Halvorson, Jan. 17, 2017 - "Employers have already begun preparing for the upcoming H-1B visa lottery season. The annual H-1B cap is limited to 65,000 visas per year for applicants with bachelor’s degrees... Read More

Tags: mehta , H-1B , Trump

History Will Trump Donald - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 12 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul and GOP Presidential candidate, has called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers who are demoralizing the country. His popularity among a certain section in the Republican party has surged as... Read More