Immigration Law

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Biden Ushers In New Hope on Immigration
Posted on 26 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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is much for all of us to be excited about after President Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 when he aggressively rescinded many of Trump’s most damaging immigration actions.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... Read More

Proposal for the Biden Administration to Reduce Backlogs: Count the Family Together So That They May Stay Together
Posted on 17 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 16, 2020 "Ever since I co-wrote The Tyranny of Priority Dates in 2010, followed by How President Obama Can Erase Immigrant Visa Backlogs With A Stroke Of A Pen in 2012, I have steadfastly maintained that the current and prior... Read More

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

Ethical Dimensions to Federal Court Litigation in Immigration Matters
Posted on 21 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 21, 2020 "In light of the higher possibility of denials of routine H-1B and L-1 petitions, immigration lawyers may want to consider stepping out of their comfort zones. They should consider thinking about representing the client... 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

Immigration Perspectives On The Eve Of The 2016 Presidential Election - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 6 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 6, 2016 - "The United States has always prided itself as a nation of immigrants. Unfortunately, however, there has been disturbing rhetoric against immigrants and refugees in the current presidential election season. This has been... Read More

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

Brexit and Xenophobia vs. Immigration and Innovation - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 1, 2016 - "In the backlash against globalization, as seen in the vote in favor of Brexit , there is an even more insidious backlash against immigration. The world has prospered because of the expansion of trade and technology, and... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta: Immigration Inadmissibility, Legal Ethics And Marijuana
Posted on 10 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Oct. 10, 2016 - "Although medical and recreational marijuana activities are illegal under federal law , at least 25 states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska have gone even further by... Read More

Assembly Line Injustice: How the Implementation of Immigration Case Completion Quotas will Eviscerate Due Process - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 9 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, May 7, 2018 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review, under the direction of the Department of Justice, announced last year that it had reopened the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Association of Immigration... 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

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

Immigration Issues Ripe for Rulemaking: Some Modest Proposals
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" At the recently concluded CIS Second Annual Conference in Washington DC on October 18, 2012, Cyrus D. Mehta addressed key issues ripe for rulemaking involving unlawful presence, American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (known as "AC... Read More

Mental Competency Issues in Immigration Practice: Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 25 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It is already hard enough for an immigration lawyer to represent a foreign national client in an immigration proceeding, given the language and other cultural barriers, along with the fact that immigration law can be extremely complex and unforgiving... Read More

Cyrus Mehta's Top Ten Posts for 2016
Posted on 31 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 30, 2016 - "Thank you for reading and supporting The Insightful Immigration Blog. Listed below are the top 10 most viewed blogs in 2016. While these are the 10 most viewed blogs, each blog is a carefully crafted gem, and we invite... Read More