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Immigrant Fingerprints on U.S. History – and Future!

Modern forensics has taught us that each fingerprint is unique. Despite this, their patterns all are made of arches, loops, or whorls. Immigrant stories are something like fingerprints. They are completely individual – each one unique. But there are similarities that run through them. Immigrants set out to build a better life for themselves and [...]

Trial Begins Against Company Accused of Exploiting Indian H2B Workers

When Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, the region’s economy came to a catastrophic standstill. Virtually overnight, thousands of residents whose homes were destroyed were forced to relocate, resulting in a precarious labor shortage along the Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana coastlines. One Alabama-based shipbuilding company, Signal International, turned to India to [...]

American Sikh Culture Highlighted in Rose Bowl Parade Float

Every New Year’s Day, millions of Americans tune in to watch the Rose Bowl Parade broadcast live from Pasadena, California. Started over 120 years ago, the parade includes dozens of floats, a variety of marching bands, and equestrian units, and is designed to celebrate the history and culture of the United States. Part of the [...]

New Pittsburgh Program Aims to Increase Local Immigrant Population

This past year was an especially contentious one in the world of U.S. immigration. While President Obama’s announcement of sweeping reform in November was a victory for millions of immigrants pursuing the American dream, there were also national headlines about border security and rigid new state laws that exposed deep-rooted fears surrounding the immigrant community. [...]

How the Murthy Law Firm Celebrates

Employees of the Murthy Law Firm gathered at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD in the spirit of the season to celebrate together. This traditional annual gathering is a favorite of our attorneys and paralegals, client service, accounting, admin, and tech workers. Grateful for all that we have, when there are others who have so [...]

New Business Venture Aims to Help Immigrants Achieve Their Entrepreneurial Dreams

What do the iconic U.S. companies Google, Intel, and eBay have in common? Besides being top ranked Fortune 500 businesses that have fundamentally reshaped the technology industry – and consequently, life as we know it – they were also all founded by immigrants. And, these companies are not anomalies. A report issued by Forbes in [...]

The Year in Review: Immigration in 2014

With President Obama’s announcement last month that he will be using his executive power to usher in sweeping immigration reform, 2014 will undoubtedly be remembered as a watershed year for immigrants pursuing the American Dream. Although his announcement garnered national attention, those following MurthyDotCom know that immigration trends, laws, and regulations are constantly in flux, [...]

Peace on Earth: One Small Act at a Time

Violence and hatred seem to dominate headline stories reported from city streets, houses of worship, schools, and playgrounds: the acts of madmen, bigots, and extremists. But they do not tell us the whole story, and they are not the only news. On October 2, 2014, Ellen Degeneres introduced an inspiring family to her NBC audience. [...]

Sheela Murthy is a Maryland Super Lawyer Again!

SuperLawyers.com has released the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine containing all of the attorneys who made the cut for 2015. Sheela Murthy is on the list again, and is the only Maryland attorney on the list who practices U.S. immigration law exclusively. By focusing on this area of the law, which is constantly changing, Murthy and [...]

Proposed Bill Would Require High School Seniors in North Dakota to Pass Citizenship Test

Immigrants in the midst of completing the naturalization process face many challenges. Among these hurdles is a civics test administered by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that must be passed by nearly all immigrants applying to become citizens of the United States. The test, comprised of ten questions selected randomly from a [...]

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