Hamel Vyas, JD
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Hamel Vyas received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science (cum laude) from York University, Toronto, Canada, and her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, and to the United States Supreme Court.  Ms. Vyas is currently the Associate Dean for International Personnel, and HR Regulatory and Compliance, at the Mount Sinai Health System where she oversees all employment immigration matters as well as I-9 and E-verify for the health system. She is the Responsible Officer for the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa program and the Principal Designated School Officer of the F-1 Student Visa Program.

 

She served as immigration co-chair for the South Asian Bar Association, North America, served on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), and as Vice President.  She served on the AILA Board of Governors during her term as chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD).

 

Ms. Vyas is the recipient of the inaugural 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year from the South Asian Bar Association of New York Pro Bono Clearinghouse for outstanding commitment to pro bono legal service for the South Asian community and 2018 recipient of the Public Interest Award from the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey.  Ms. Vyas is an inaugural member of the Immigration Affairs Commission for Jersey City, New Jersey established in January 2017 and is currently a member of Sadhana’s Project Samaanata Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.  Ms. Vyas volunteers her time advising survivors and victims of domestic violence pertaining to immigration matters. She has spoken at the United Nations DPI/NGO briefing encouraging gender equality in the contemporary global era. Ms. Vyas has also spoken and written on various immigration topics nationally.