Immigration & Nationality Law Committee
Managing Partner, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC
I was Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee when an immigration law provision, section 245(i), was set to sunset on April 30, 2001. It would help people who were undocumented to adjust their status in the US. We mobilized and trained lawyers to assist immigrants prior to the deadline. A seminar was held in the Great Hall for the immigrant community, and the hall was packed and there was a line to get in on 44th street. Then the September 11 attacks happened, and two days later in our committee meeting we mobilized again to assist immigrants who would get impacted. I am proud that through the City Bar we served thousands of immigrants who needed help in their hour of need.