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MurthyOnline: Virtual Communities & Social Media

The methods we use to get information have changed tremendously over the two decades since MurthyDotCom (www.murthy.com) first went online. Now we check our phones before our feet hit the floor in the morning, but it isn’t phone calls we’re looking for. We want to see the eMails that came in during the night. We [...]

IndianAmerican Doctor Becomes Ohio’s First Poet Laureate

Attending to patients amidst a busy hospital and crafting award-winning poetry may seem like two disparate occupations. But for Amit Majmudar of Columbus, Ohio, combining a passion for writing with his hectic schedule as a doctor comes naturally. The son of immigrants from India, Dr. Majmudar is a diagnostic nuclear radiologist, and has also just [...]

One Simple Question!

Law in the United States, at the federal and state levels, is very complex, with endless subtleties, gray areas, and nuances. Laws, and their applications, change and are subject to refinements, definitions, and interpretations through regulations, court decisions, memos, and policies. More than ever before it has become critical for individuals to seek the advice [...]

Rich History of the Unique PunjabiMexican Community

At the dawn of the 20th century, America began to welcome a new demographic of immigrants – working class men from Punjab, the region between the disputed border between India and Pakistan. These immigrants settled into Southern California to farm the land and build new lives for themselves. Using their extensive knowledge of agriculture, these [...]

Immigrants’ Stories are America’s Story of Struggles and Triumphs

The renewed focus on our nation’s immigration laws during this election cycle has prompted heated debate all along the political spectrum. President Obama referred to our “broken immigration system” in his final State of the Union address to Congress on January 12, 2016. It was a goal to fix immigration when Mr. Obama was sworn [...]

New Animated Series Spoofs Ongoing Immigration Debate

As the march towards the 2016 presidential election continues, some of the candidates vying for the nomination of their respective parties continue to spew vitriolic anti-immigration rhetoric. And, as these provocateur candidates continue to dominate the media, Americans who support comprehensive immigration reform are nervous about the political future of our nation. But a new [...]

MurthyNAYAK Foundation: 2015 Was a Good Year

The MurthyNAYAK Foundation (MNF) is a family foundation begun by Sheela Murthy, President and CEO of the Murthy Law Firm, and her husband, Vasant Nayak. The couple decided to begin their foundation in the wake of 9/11, to do good work and give back to the United States, their adopted country, and to their homeland [...]

Influential Business Group Takes Out Full-Page Ad Supporting Immigrants

The recent wave of vitriolic rhetoric from some presidential candidates supporting mass deportations and tighter visa restrictions has left millions of foreign nationals who live and work in the United States, along with those who aspire to do so, understandably on edge. Many are frightened and wonder if their friends, neighbors, and employers still welcome [...]

Facebook Founder Fights for Immigration Reform Amidst Heated Election Season

As the U.S. tech industry continues to be a dominating force on the world stage, many insiders in the field credit immigrants for elevating the industry with their strong work ethic and talent for innovation. Several tech trailblazers, including Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and Reid Hoffman, have advocated for immigration reform that would expand visa [...]

USCIS Website Launches New Virtual Tool

With the advent of voice activated virtual assistants used by some of the world’s largest companies, such as the Apple iPhone’s Siri and Amazon’s Echo, consumers have come to expect similar features when it comes to online services. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is meeting this demand with the launching of Emma, a [...]

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