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Highlighting Contributions of Chinese Immigrants to Transcontinental Railroad

Between 1865 and 1869, a major milestone in U.S. history was achieved as the first transcontinental railroad (originally known as the “Pacific Railroad”) was constructed. Finally completed in May of 1869, the railroad revolutionized transportation in the United States by allowing passengers to travel coast to coast affordably and efficiently. Included among the workers who [...]

Honors and Recognitions for the Murthy Law Firm

The Murthy Law Firm is proud to have three of our attorneys recognized in the London-based Who’s Who Legal. Sheela Murthy, Aron Finkelstein, and Khorzad Mehta have been nominated by their peers as leading practitioners in corporate immigration law. Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business [...]

Refugees Fleeing Violence in Iraq Face New Challenges upon Resettling in the U.S.

As the last U.S. ground troops withdrew from Iraq toward the end of 2011, many Americans breathed a sigh of relief as our troops returned home. But for thousands of Iraqi refugees forced to flee their war-torn homeland, the struggle was far from over. Between 2006 and 2014, the United States has admitted more than [...]

Murthy Law Firm Attorneys Speak at 2015 AILA National Conference

Thousands of lawyers focusing on U.S. immigration law are joined by senior federal government officials and attorneys working for nonprofit organizations serving immigrant communities across the country, converge each year for the AILA Annual Immigration Law Conference. Several attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm will participate in the conference this year, as in prior years. [...]

New Exhibit Featuring IndianAmerican Culture Urges Viewers to Think “Beyond Bollywood”

When most people of non-Indian descent in America think of India and its culture, images of “Bollywood” likely spring to mind. The slang term for India’s billion-dollar film industry immediately conjures up elaborate song-and-dance sequences, colorful costumes, and romantic plotlines that are the hallmark of the popular Hindi-language films produced in the city of Mumbai. [...]

IndianAmericans Emerge as Winners at Scripps National Spelling Bee

History was made last week in the world of competitive spelling, as two co-champions were named in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Thirteen-year-old Vanya Shivashankar and fourteen-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam shared a trophy on the stage in National Harbor, Maryland, where the competition is held every year. The two beat out 283 other contestants, ranging in [...]

Murthy Presents AIC’s MultiMedia Award

The American Immigration Council (AIC) recently awarded the winner of its annual Change in Motion multimedia competition for youth, ages 14-25. Funded by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation, Sheela Murthy was on hand to present the first place award to representatives from Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH). This social justice youth council in Chicago is [...]

Coalition in Virginia Works to Ensure Immigrant Voices are Heard in Local Election

While the U.S. presidential election will not take place until November 2016, the nation’s attention already seems to be focused on the array of candidates and their early campaign efforts to secure votes. In Virginia, however, a major political race will take place much sooner – the state holds its primary election on June 9, [...]

New Study Reveals Changing Face of America

Almost from its inception, the immigrants who helped to build the United States have hailed from nearly every corner of the globe. The first wave of immigrants mostly came from Northern and Western Europe; later, they traveled here from Southern and Eastern Europe. In recent years, Latin America has sent the most immigrants to our [...]

MLF Attorney Warmly Remembers Friend Who Made Her American Dream Possible

At the Murthy Law Firm (MLF), supporting the American dreams of our clients is not only a goal, it is our passion. Since its inception, our nation has been molded by talented, hardworking immigrants who come here to build a better life for themselves and their families; we are honored to help current and future [...]

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