Entries by Cyrus Mehta

Follow the Money: What the OES Counts That You Can’t

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta What is the main complaint against foreign workers? Simple: They undercut American wages. How do we know that one might ask? Well, critics like Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who unveiled and passed HR 6080, the Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010, do not tell us but […]

H-1B Portability When There Is A Gap In Status

Most within the H-1B visa community are familiar about being able to “port” under INA § 214(n) to a new employer upon the filing of a new H-1B petition without waiting for the petition to be approved. This article endeavors to creatively draw more out of § 214(n) to benefit the H-1B worker in troubled […]

United States v. Arizona: Constitution Wins Over the Tyranny of the Majority

In Round 1 of the legal battle against Arizona’s Immigration Law, S.B. 1070, the Constitution triumphed. Judge Susan R. Bolton agreed with the United States that the State of Arizona had invaded into an area that has always been occupied by the federal government, http://www.scribd.com/doc/35017735/USA-v-Arizona-Order-Granting-Preliminary-Injunction. The judge blocked the most controversial provisions – allowing local […]


byGary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, the world seems to be getting far more flat than what Tom Friedman originally envisaged with people being able to deliver services and products to the US and other countries from anywhere via the internet. Also, coinciding with this […]

Indian Government Backs Down Over Passport Surrender Rule, But Will the New Guidance Lead to Further Confusion?

As a result of pressure from the overseas Indian, the Indian government has backed down. Here is the latest guidance from the Indian Consulate in New York website, http://www.indiacgny.org/php/showHighLightDet.php?h_id=144&key. “In supersession of the rules regarding Surrender/Renunciation Certificate the Government of India have decided as follows:- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who have already acquired foreign […]