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Section Newsletter Articles From Tejas Shah

Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, June 2016 A message from Section Chair Tejas Shah.
Third Annual Immigration Law Update Live Webcast By Tejas Shah and Scott Pollock International and Immigration Law, June 2016 On January 22, 2016, the ISBA’s International and Immigration Law Section presented its 3rd annual Immigration Law Update “Changes that Affect Your Practice and Clients,” a live webcast.
Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, April 2016 A message from Section Chair Tejas Shah.
Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, February 2016 A message from Chair Tejas Shah.
New STEM OPT extension rules to extend the program have been proposed By Tejas Shah, Songhee Sohn, and Peter Land International and Immigration Law, December 2015 The proposed rules preview changes to the practical training guidelines for foreign students who are currently studying or have completed studies in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. and elect to work to enhance their knowledge in a STEM field.
Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, November 2015 A message from Section Chair Tejas Shah.
Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, October 2015 A message from International & Immigration Law Section Chair Tejas Shah.
Court upholds consular non-reviewability 5-4 By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2015 For the first time in over 40 years, the Supreme Court revisited the seemingly well-settled doctrinal issue of consular non-reviewability in Kerry v. Din.
Message from the Chair By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2015 A message from new Section Chair Tejas Shah.
Recent H-2B program changes require careful planning by employers By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2015 Given the flux and uncertainty within the H-2B program and the impact of the new IFR on recruitment timelines, employers with temporary worker needs during 2015 and the first half of 2016 are well-advised to begin planning now.
Recent H-2B program changes require careful planning by employers By Tejas Shah Corporate Law Departments, September 2015 Given the flux and uncertainty within the H-2B program and the impact of the new IFR on recruitment timelines, employers with temporary worker needs during 2015 and the first half of 2016 are well-advised to begin planning now.
Immigration reform and diversifying your workforce By Edward N. Druck and Tejas Shah Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 Recent executive actions enacted by the President and the Department of Homeland Security are estimated to collectively provide work authorization to 4 million undocumented individuals across the U.S., and impact hundreds of thousands of individuals in the state of Illinois alone.
DHS extends eligibility for work authorization to the spouses of certain H-1B status holders By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, April 2015 It is estimated that the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld and Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, October 2014 Make sure you're aware of these useful pointers!
An update on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and its impact on employers By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, December 2013 The author shares his presentation from the Section's recent CLE program, "Immigration, Legislation and Case Law Update."
S. Bill 744: Benefits & limitations for foreign national entrepreneurs By Himani Bhardwaj and Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2013 While current immigration laws include options for entrepreneurs and/or investors through the E-2 visa and the EB-5 permanent residency program, U.S. Senate Bill 744, which recently passed the U.S. Senate, significantly decreases barriers for the founders of new businesses seeking immigration status in the U.S.
H-1B quota for 2014 By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, February 2013 A basic overview of the H-1B quota The 2014 fiscal year H-1B visa quota filing date is fast approaching. The quota opens on April 1, 2013 and it is anticipated that there will be a higher volume of applications this year than in the past three years.
Introduction to competition law in India By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, February 2013 An overview of India's competition laws.
Introduction to competition law in India By Tejas Shah January 2013 An overview of India's competition laws.
H-1B quota for 2013 By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, April 2012 While it is anybody’s guess how quickly the quota will fill up this year, it is reasonably certain that it will fill up sooner than in past years.
ISBA Section on International and Immigration Law sponsors “Careers in International and Immigration Law” panels at Chicago-area law schools By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, January 2012 A summary of the recent panels, "Careers in International and Immigration Law," held at three law schools in Chicago and sponsored by the ISBA's International & Immigration Law Section.
USCIS announcement regarding job creation: The first step in a pro-growth immigration policy? By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, October 2011 An examination of the August 2nd USCIS announcement, its significance, and legal considerations. 

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