Immigration Law

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Ethical Considerations when ICE Moves to Dismiss Removal Proceedings under the Doyle Prosecutorial Discretion Memo
Posted on 9 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, May 9, 2022 "On April 3, 2022 the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) Kerry E. Doyle issued a memorandum (“the Doyle memo”) which empowers ICE attorneys... Read More

COVID-19 and Courts: NYSBA Ethics Opinions
Posted on 15 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Dec. 14, 2020 "In an earlier blog , we discussed ethics for immigration lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another ethical dilemma, addressed by two recent ethics opinions from the New York City Bar and the New York... Read More

Tags: mehta , COVID-19 , ethics

Cyrus Mehta: Ethics for Immigration Lawyers During COVID-19
Posted on 15 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 15, 2020 "Based on my video presentation at a Practising Law Institute One Hour Briefing entitled Ethics and Immigration: Spotlight on Select Rules and Client Representation during Covid-19 , I drew up some frequently answered... Read More

Tags: mehta , COVID-19 , ethics

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: 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

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

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

Cyrus D. Mehta on Ethical Obligations of Lawyers Who Represent Toddlers
Posted on 13 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 13, 2016 - " There has been a justifiable sense of shock and outrage after a senior immigration judge testified in a legal proceeding that three- and four-year-olds could represent themselves in complex removal proceedings. This... Read More

Tags: mehta , child , ethics , lawyer

EB-5 Green Card, Ethics and Trump - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 22 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 22, 2017 - "The EB-5 green card program for foreign investors is very much in the news due to its connection with President Trump! A series of news reports have highlighted the Kushner family’s attempt to raise funds through... Read More

The Duty to Correct False Evidence Submitted on Behalf of a Client: When Does it End?
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" In the immigration context, it may appear that a lawyer’s obligation to remedy a client’s fraud or false statement, if it was made to a tribunal, could last in perpetuity. It could result in draconian results, if say, a child or a spouse... Read More

Tags: mehta , Evidence , ethics

Cyrus Mehta: Were the DOJ Lawyers Really Unethical in Texas v. USA?
Posted on 4 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 4, 2016 - "Judge Hanen’s order dated May 19, 2016 reprimanding thousands of Department of Justice lawyers for unethical conduct is astounding because it does not even appear that their conduct was unethical. Much has already... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , hanen , dapa , legomsky , ethics , Texas

Posted on 12 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" What is the role of the attorney in advising non-citizens who may be committing crimes in Alabama by virtue of simply being alive in Alabama?" - Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 11, 2011 . Read More