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Newspaper Crowdsourcing for Funds to Explore the Lives of H1B Workers

Here in the United States, in the midst of a long, drawn-out election season, immigration may make for good political fodder. However, such discussions frequently ignore the reality of what it is like for the actual immigrants caught in the crossfire. Their stories mostly go unheard. But a new start-up journalism company, based in California, [...]

Murthy Law Firm & TANA Pushing for Congressional Help on Vital Immigration Issues

The Murthy Law Firm and the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) have joined forces to push members of Congress to intervene on two crucial immigration issues: the implementation of a new rule to reauthorize the STEM optional practical training (OPT) program; and pressuring the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to revert to the original version of [...]

Murthy Appeals to President to Intervene in Visa Fiasco

Sheela Murthy and the Murthy Law Firm continue to press the government to reimplement the original version of the October 2015 Visa Bulletin. As part of our efforts in this regard, attorney Murthy has sent correspondence to President Obama, with copies to senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and [...]

Government Shift on Oct 2015 Visa Bulletin Leaves Thousands in Deep Despair

When the original version of the October 2015 Visa Bulletin was released on September 9, 2015, there was tremendous excitement in the immigrant community. Granted, the revised system was not perfect, leaving a great many foreign nationals with continued wait times for immigration benefits that would stretch on for years. Still, it was a dramatic improvement [...]

New Documentary Explores Tradition of Arranged Marriage from a Fresh Perspective

The process of finding a life partner is undoubtedly a nerve-wracking experience for hopeful singles looking for love. Flirting and first dates can lead to a blissful lifetime union, or to the heartbreak and disappointment of a breakup. Naturally, most people on the dating scene putting their hearts on the line prefer to keep their [...]

New Measure in California Aims to Bring History of Mass Deportation to Light

A group of elementary school students in Southern California helped to make history this month as a measure they spearheaded was passed by the California Senate and Assembly. If, as expected, it is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, the measure will make California the first state in the nation to strongly encourage history [...]

National Sport of India Making Headway into the U.S.

As a new school year begins this month, students in the Tri-Valley region of northern California will be participating in a popular team sport enjoyed by millions of people – but it’s not one of the traditional American pastimes such as baseball, football, or basketball. Instead, students in the area are flocking to play cricket, [...]

Nonprofit Group in Ohio Seeks to Educate Employers About Hiring Immigrants

When it comes to hiring foreign national workers, many companies in the United States are still intimidated by what they perceive as a lengthy and complex hiring process. There simply are not enough qualified U.S. workers to fill all of the highly skilled positions modern businesses require, yet employers are often completely unfamiliar with the [...]

Promotion of Immigrants to Top Level Positions at Tech Companies is Long Overdue

When tech giant Google announced earlier this month that it would be creating its own parent company named Alphabet Inc., reactions around the world were instantaneous. While the surprise declaration of the corporation’s restructuring was lauded by some industry insiders as bold and innovative, others were skeptical, criticizing Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin [...]

ASHA for Women Helps Victims of Domestic Violence, with Support from MurthyNAYAK Foundation

When ASHA for Women was founded in 1989, there was a dearth of resources in the D.C. metro region for South Asian women enduring domestic violence. Language and cultural barriers too often became roadblocks for such women in the region, many of whom were immigrants with little understanding of the protections the government offered to [...]

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