Immigration Law

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Holiday Gifts from DOS: Expanded Interview Waivers and Lenient View on Student Nonimmigrant Intent
Posted on 27 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 25, 2021 "The State Department has given much needed holiday gifts to ease delays in visa processing brought about by the evisceration of consular operations due to Covid-19. According to a December 22, 2021 article in Roll... Read More

Wang v. Blinken: "A Deep Disappointment"
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, July 14, 2021 "On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Wang v. Blinken , No. 20-5076 (D.C. Cir. 2021), interpreting INA § 203(d) to include the counting of derivatives... Read More

Tags: mehta , visas , Blinken

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

Cyrus Mehta on The Future of Work and Visa Rules in the Age of COVID-19
Posted on 15 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 14, 2020 "Since COVID-19 afflicted the world, people have learned to work remotely from home and the office seems to be less relevant . Most white collared work can be carried out remotely through Zoom Video or Microsoft Teams... Read More

Tags: mehta , visas , COVID-19

Cyrus Mehta: The Ethics of Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests in Light of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
Posted on 1 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 30, 2019 "The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act has divided the immigrant community as well as immigration attorneys. The bill seeks to eliminate per-country caps without expanding the number of visas in the EB categories... Read More

Tags: mehta , visas , ethics

Modi, Visas and Religious Freedom Inadmissibility Grounds: Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been welcomed by the Indian diaspora without reservations in the United States. This is his first trip to the United States after his tourist/business was revoked on May 18, 2005 under Section 212(a)(2)(G... Read More

The Blocking of an Entrepreneur: A Broken Immigration System at Work
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"3D printing technology is about to revolutionize the way we understand manufacturing, and the country that takes the lead in this new technology will be the winner ofwhat The Economist magazine has called the third industrial revolution. A state... Read More

Halt America's Decline, Welcome Skilled, Entrepreneurial Immigrants
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One wonders how the US has an immigration system dominated by quotas, which also micromanages the employer and foreign national worker, when it espouses free market capitalism. Such a system is more reminiscent of one that could have been... Read More

Families Counted Together Stay Together: How to Eliminate Visa Backlogs
Posted on 15 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There is nothing in the Immigration and Nationality Act that requires each derivative family member to be counted on an individual basis against the worldwide and country caps. That being so, President Obama tomorrow can issue an executive order... Read More

VISA OPTIONS FOR FOREIGN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE US - WHILE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE POTENTIAL TRAPS AND PITFALLS
Posted on 7 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On paper, there are many attractive options for foreign entrepreneurs to live and work in the US temporarily without investing large sums of money. This blog takes the reader through these options, but will also make one aware about the many... Read More

Tags: mehta , visas , investors

A trade war wages across US consulates in India over H-1B visas. Is a truce in sight?
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"America’s unofficial trade war against India might be coming to an end. For the last few years, US consulates across India have excessively scrutinized visa applicants in the H-1B and L categories. These refer to highly skilled professional... Read More