25 Dec 2021 A Father’s Dying Wish is Fulfilled
Mother Cece (center) petitioned her son Vince in 2001. Because he was out-of-status, and had no section 245(i), he was not eligible to adjust status (apply for his green card) in the U.S. The family went through several attorneys who applied for political asylum, and later obtained an approved provisional waiver, after the regulations came out in 2016.
Vince returned to the Philippines for his interview, but the family was devastated when the Embassy charged Vince with fraud, for having overstayed in the U.S. – the very reason a person pursues a provisional waiver! Desperate to get Vince back to the U.S. to fulfill his father’s dying wish, the family retained Atty. Gurfinkel, who was able to get a fraud waiver approved, enabling Vince to return to the U.S. as a green card holder.