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Standard & Poor’s Study: Skilled Immigration Means Jobs, GDP Growth

Although U.S. immigration policy remains fraught – both on Capitol Hill and in the body politic – undocumented immigration remains the most contentious issue by far. By contrast, the emerging consensus largely favors immigration by highly skilled workers, though not everyone is convinced: some still see the labor market as a zero-sum competition, where the [...]

Murthy Mentors Women Executives at BBJ Event

It’s an old storyline with a new twist: women helping women – this time, at a mentoring event sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ). Murthy Law Firm founder and president, Sheela Murthy, was among the successful, high-powered women executives and entrepreneurs who were on hand for the BBJ’s 2014 Mentoring Monday event, held April [...]

Murthy Celebrates Outstanding Immigrants at AIC Awards in Washington D.C.

The Murthy Law Firm’s founder and president, Sheela Murthy, was on hand for the American Immigration Council’s (AIC) 19th Annual Immigrant Achievement Awards, held at the Capitol Liaison Hotel in Washington D.C. on April 10th. The event celebrated the accomplishments of several distinguished immigrants and immigrant advocates from around the country. As in past years, [...]

Sheela Murthy Inaugurates 2014 Global Education Lecture Series at CCBC

On April 1st, Murthy Law Firm founder and president, Sheela Murthy, welcomed a capacity crowd to the 2014 Sheela Murthy / Donna Riehl Global Education Leadership Lecture Series, held at the Center for the Arts on the Catonsville Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Ms. Murthy and her husband, Vasant Nayak, established [...]

Study: Lack of CIR Brings Ag Labor Shortage, Uncertainty on U.S. Farms

There are so many compelling reasons for passing comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), it’s hard to fathom why this has yet to be resolved. One of the most pressing arguments in favor of CIR should be relevant to everyone, because we all have to eat, and a vast proportion of our daily sustenance is planted, tended, [...]

Immigration Policy Center: H1Bs and The Innovation Economy

This month, the American Immigration Council’s (AIC) Immigration Policy Center (IPC) released an excellent background paper on the contributions of high-skilled H1B workers to America’s innovation economy. This articulate and well-researched piece, amply supported by research findings from leading academics and policy experts, shows just how essential H1B workers are to job creation in the [...]

Heartbleed Bug

By now, most of you have heard about the Heartbleed Bug. The problem, disclosed Monday night, is in open-source software called OpenSSL that is widely used to encrypt Web communications. Heartbleed can reveal the contents of a server’s memory, where sensitive data is stored. The current OpenSSL bug CVE-2014-0160 only applies to Linux servers, specifically [...]

Murthy Tells “How She Built It” at U.S. Chamber Event in Washington

As one of the nation’s leading woman entrepreneurs, Sheela Murthy often is called upon to share her insights about the unique rewards and special challenges that await women bold enough to build a world-class business from the ground up. This is familiar territory for Murthy – something she knows firsthand, as founder and president of [...]

AIC: Immigration Strengthens Maryland Economy

In March, the American Immigration Council (AIC) – a nonpartisan Washington think tank – released a factsheet, summarizing the benefits of immigration to our national economy. We discussed the national-level data in a recent blog post, American Immigration Council: Immigrant Entrepreneurship and its Benefits [See MurthyBlog, 26.Mar.2014.], focusing on the gains in educational achievement, innovation, [...]

Compete America: H1B Limits Cost American Jobs

A recent article in Computerworld points to some startling statistics on the opportunity costs of not hiring more H1B workers. It cites research from Compete America – a coalition of corporations, universities, research institutions, and trade associations – arguing that “Congress’s failure to raise the cap on H1B visas is costing the U.S. an opportunity [...]

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