Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta on Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses When They Have a Pending Adjustment Application – Part 2
Posted on 19 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Fascinating Confluence of TPS, Removal and Employment-Based AOS
Posted on 13 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 13, 2020 "Immigration Judge Ila C. Deiss’ summary order shows how one who is granted Temporary Protected Status can adjust to permanent resident status through an I-140 petition filed by an employer. Here are the facts... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta Unpacks #VisaGate2015: When is a Visa 'Immediately Available' for AOS Filing?
Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Oct. 4, 2015 - " Central in the Mehta v. DOS lawsuit is whether the administration is authorized to establish a dual date system in the Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin, which it did for the first time in October 2015... Read More

LET'S HOPE THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS: DOES EXECUTIVE INITIATIVE REALLY PROVIDE FOR EARLY ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS?
Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now that we have had a chance to exhale, a nagging doubt clouds this emerging optimism: Is early adjustment of status really what is contemplated? While White House briefings and talking points certainly suggested this was the case, a stubborn yet... Read More

Do We Really Have to Wait for Godot? - Endelman & Mehta
Posted on 31 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the Obama administration is working on unveiling administrative fixes to reform the immigration system, we wish to revive one idea, which we discussed in The Tyranny of Priority Dates . We propose that aliens caught in the crushing employment... Read More

Godot Has Arrived! Early AOS Fillings Possible Under Oct. 2015 Visa Bulletin - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta on Sept. 9, 2015 - " The U.S. Department of State, starting in October 2015, has issued a visa bulletin with two “application dates” for beneficiaries of family-based and employment based immigrant petitions. There is an... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on Early Adjustment for High-Skilled Green Card Applicants
Posted on 10 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 8, 2015 - "This blog’s focus is not to explain every aspect of the proposed rule , and refers readers to Greg Siskind’s detailed summary, but suggests that the DHS also consider adding a rule to allow early filing... Read More