These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 6 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 14, 2017. New developments continue […]
About David Isaacson
David A. Isaacson is a Partner at Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC where he works on immigration and nationality law matters. David's practice includes a variety of family-based and employment-based applications for both permanent residence and nonimmigrant visas, as well as waivers, naturalization and citizenship matters, asylum cases, other removal proceedings such as those stemming from criminal convictions or denied applications for adjustment of status, and federal appellate litigation.
David received his J.D. in 2004 from Yale Law School. Following law school, David clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. David is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned an A.B. in Economics, summa cum laude, and also received certificates in Finance, German Language and Culture, and Political Economy. He is the author of Correcting Anomalies in the United States Law of Citizenship by Descent, 47 Ariz. L. Rev. 313 (2005), reprinted in 26 Immigr. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 515 (2006), and Waiving Goodbye to Unappealable Decisions: Indirect AAO Jurisdiction, or Why Having Your Appeal Dismissed Can Sometimes Be a Good Thing, 20 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 831 (Aug. 1, 2015).
David is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, in the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. He is a co-chair of the Federal Practice Committee and the CBP Committee of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has spoken on panels at the AILA Annual Conferences in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010, as well as other AILA events, regarding family-based immigration, citizenship issues, ethics, criminal immigration issues, removal proceedings and federal court review. He is included in Chambers USA, New York Super Lawyers (Rising Stars), and the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (These listings are not approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.) He was counsel for the petitioner in Pareja v. Att’y Gen., 615 F. 3d 180 (3d Cir. 2010).
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These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 10, 2017. New developments continue […]
Under section 235(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), U.S. immigration officers may order certain non-citizens who are arriving in the United States to be removed on an expedited basis, without any appeal or meaningful judicial review. This “expedited removal” process can lead to unfair results, but the conventional wisdom has been that it […]
As interpreted by the Board of Immigration Appeals (ТBIAУ), regulations in effect for more than 50 years have long been thought to prevent an alien who has departed the United States under an order of removal from filing a motion to reopen or reconsider a decision of the BIA or an Immigration Judge (ТIJУ), or […]
On April 23, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law SB 1070, a multipronged effort by the Arizona legislature to, in the words of the statute, “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”1 Among other things, SB 1070 creates […]
Following the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a number of measures to aid both Haitian nationals already in the United States, and certain Haitians who were in the process of coming to the United States as relatives of U.S. citizens. This article does not attempt […]