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National Interest Exceptions: Is There a Better Way?
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Feb. 16, 2021 "On February 10, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced that certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for national interest exceptions under the... Read More

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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

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

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

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

Cyrus Mehta: Trump’s Tweet On “Extreme Vetting” May Have Opened the Door to a Court Challenge
Posted on 12 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 12, 2017 - "The Trump administration has begun to apply extreme vetting on visa applicants, even though tourism has dropped this year . A new form , DS-5535 , asks visa applicants extremely detailed questions about travels, work... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: No Matter How Many New Travel Bans Trump Issues, Maximum Power Does Not Mean Absolute Power (Updated)
Posted on 19 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese-Halvorson, Feb. 18, 2017 - "We have numerous justifiable concerns with the immigration policies of the Trump Administration on behalf of our clients and all Americans who feel that our values are being undermined... Read More

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