Immigration Law

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Still Disadvantaged Even When Your Priority Date Becomes Current
Posted on 14 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, June 14, 2022 "Individuals who are caught in the employment-based immigrant visa backlogs must navigate myriad issues that are associated with waiting for their priority dates to become current and applying for adjustment... 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

EB-5 Visa Cap Busting Lawsuit Opens Up Tantalizing Possibilities to Eliminate Backlogs in Employment and Family Preference Immigrant Visas
Posted on 30 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Oct. 30, 2018 - "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 Trump and... 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

Back of the Line! But is it Legal? - Brent Renison
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brent Renison, Oct. 30, 2015 - "I’m going to explain how the immigration service has been unlawfully revoking the approval of petitions for nearly a quarter of a century. The impact of this unauthorized action on hopeful immigrants has been... Read More

Work Authorization for Some H-4 Spouses Liberates Them from the Tyranny of Priority Dates: Gary Endelman & Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The proposed rule provides that an H-4 spouse may apply for employment authorization if the principal H-1B spouse is the beneficiary of an approved I-140 immigrant petition; or, if the H-1B spouse been granted an extension of beyond the 6-year limitation... 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