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Second Wave of Immigration Ushers in Opportunity as Well as Diversity

In a promising sign that our economy is finally recovering after a prolonged recession, the number of foreign-born people in the United States grew by 523,400 last year. This is the biggest jump since 2006, and is fueled in no small part by immigrants from Asia, including a significant number of skilled tech workers from [...]

Philanthropy: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

If one were to wonder about Sheela Murthy’s commitment to philanthropy, it could not be made more apparent than on Saturday, October 19, 2014. On that beautiful autumn day, Murthy participated in two major events in greater Washington D.C. The first was as moderator of a panel at the Philanthropy Conference of the American Bazaar, [...]

Immigration and the Movies

The Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival is taking place in D.C.’s Gala Art Deco Theater, October 23-26, 2014, and includes the Washington premiere of Who Is Dayani Cristal? Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, Who is Dayani Cristal? has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as, “A [...]

Lights in the Darkness

[See President Obama's Diwali Greeting.] Diwali (or Deepavali) is the Festival of Lights, which celebrates the victory of good over evil – of light over darkness. With religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains living in India and around the world, the five-day festival has periods of focused prayer and devotion, with rows of small [...]

First Confirmed Ebola Case in U.S. Leads to Air Travel Ban Debate

Recent public health concerns over the Ebola outbreak in parts of Africa have led to heated debates and finger pointing in the United States between the two reigning political parties. The death of Thomas Duncan, who flew from his homeland of Liberia to the U.S., before succumbing to Ebola in a Dallas hospital less than [...]

MurthyIndia Celebrates 10 Years!

Murthy Immigration Services, Pvt. Ltd. (MISPL, or MurthyIndia) opened its doors ten years ago to guide those in India, with the dream of living, studying, and/or working in the United States, through the legal process and to provide assistance in consular matters. MISPL is the only law firm / immigration service in India that is [...]

Nobel Committee: Children + Education = Peace

The announcement of the shared Nobel Prize for Peace should resonate with all of us who believe that children are our future – our hope for tomorrow. While tensions between India and Pakistan are well known, and tensions between Muslims and Hindus are historic, the Norwegian Nobel Committee, in its wisdom, recognized the commonality between its [...]

Newly Elected Indian Prime Minister Makes Promising First Visit to U.S.

For the United States to continue as a leader of technological innovations, the importance of being able to draw from India’s huge pool of talented software engineers eligible for H1B visas cannot be overstated. And, with a projected shortage of 1.5 million software engineers in the United States over the next ten years, our reliance [...]

MurthyDotCom: Always Improving for YOU

Since 1994, the Murthy Law Firm has sought ways to educate and inform immigrants, their families, and their employers on what is most pertinent to them in the area of U.S. immigration law. We built MurthyDotCom to make it easy for users to find the information they need, whether the in-depth articles on a particular [...]

Obama Nominates IndianAmerican as Ambassador to India Following Recent Controversy

As IndianAmericans continue to gain prominence in the business sector, it is increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that they are still woefully underrepresented in the governmental sphere. While there are currently nine IndianAmerican CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, that level of visibility is lacking for IndianAmericans in high-ranking U.S. administrative positions. [See The Rise [...]

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