Cyrus Mehta, June 26, 2021
"The temporary suspension of Rudolph Giuliani’s bar license by a New York appellate court for making false statements on behalf of Donald Trump’s election is thought provoking for lawyers, especially those...
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...
Lubna Kably, Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 2, 2021
"The outgoing US president Donald Trump has extended the ban on H-1B and L-1 work visas through March ... [Cyrus] Mehta said Trump deliberately planted this time bomb for Biden, knowing that it would...
Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 8, 2020
"Before President Trump, one could hardly imagine that an American president would use INA § 212(f) to rewrite immigration law in a manner he saw fit and with whatever prejudices might be harboring in his mind. While...
Cyrus Mehta, Aug. 30, 2020
The Impossible Feat of Determining Who is an “Illegal Alien” Under Trump’s Unconstitutional Census Executive Order
"In line with other xenophobic actions too numerous to keep tabs on, President Trump...
Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, June 27, 2020
The Real Threat to the US Economy is Trump’s Proclamation, Not the Nonimmigrant Workers it Bans
"President Trump has mastered the Dark Arts of immigration bans. On June 22, 2020, Trump signed yet...
Cyrus Mehta, June 22, 2020
"On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated...
Cyrus Mehta, June 1, 2020
"President Trump has issued a proclamation limiting Chinese students wishing to study in the United States to undergraduates under certain conditions, and limiting Chinese researchers. The proclamation states that the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 25, 2019
"President Trump’s Buy American Hire American Executive Order (BAHA) has little relevance in an economy where the unemployment rate is 4% and the Labor Department has reported that there is a record high of 7.3...
Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 14, 2019
"On Friday, January 11, 2019, many were intrigued by President Trump’s tweet assuring H-1B visas that they should expect a potential path to citizenship. This is what he tweeted :
“H1-B holders in the United...
Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 26, 2018 - "Donald Trump probably thinks that section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) makes him king as far as immigration matters are concerned. As a president with autocratic impulses, INA § 212(f) gives...