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The Visa Waiver Program (ESTA registration)

By Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 38 countries to travel to the U.S. for...

Waivers Available for Non-Immigrant Visas

By Michael Phulwani, Esq.& Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. Many individuals who are denied immigrant or nonimmigrant visas believe that after they are charged with any...

Record number of visa applicants turned away on ‘public charge’ grounds

By Doug Rand The Trump administration is refusing a record number of visa applications based on its "public charge" policy, which redefines which would-be immigrants...

Proposed US Bill on H-1B visa has ‘onerous conditions’, cautions software body

New Delhi: The proposed US Bill -- Protect and Grow American Jobs -- is riddled with "onerous conditions" and places "unprecedented obligations" on both...

Muslim bodies soften stand on triple talaq

New Delhi: Even as the Triple Talaq matter is being heard in Supreme Court, Muslim organizations seem to be softening their stand on the...

Last Week’s Last Week Tonight: You Can’t Afford Not To Have An Immigration Lawyer

By: Anish Parikh, Parikh Law Group, LLC What really happens in immigration court? The popular opinion program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently focused...

The O-1 Visa – The Cream of the Crop, Rise to the Top!

By Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is a temporary work visa available for an individual who has an...

6-month ‘cooling off’ period for granting divorce can be waived: SC

NEW DELHI: A Hindu married couple may not need to wait six months for a separation order in the case of mutual consent and...

Child Status Protection Act – Part II

By Dev B. Viswanath & Michael Phulwani The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) permits certain aliens to retain classification as a “child”, even if...

When the Petitioner Dies after the Petition has been Approved, What to do?

Humanitarian Reinstatement By Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. If an individual applies for a green card through a relative who is a...