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The August 2019 Priority Dates

Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular ...
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Deported because extension denied

Many people visit the U.S., and upon arrival are allowed to remain for six months. Near the end of that ...
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How come the consul said my child “aged out”?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: My sister petitioned me back in 1997, when my child was still a baby.  Recently, the priority ...
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Mother’s eight month delay in filing petition causes extra 12-year wait for daughter

I recently had a consultation where a mother’s confusion and lack of understanding of immigration law resulted in her delaying ...
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The July 2019 Priority Dates

Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular ...
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U.S. embassy still open, despite USCIS Manila field office closure

Recently, the USCIS announced it will be closing its Manila field office. This has created a lot of confusion and ...
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Nothing has been happening on my petition all these years!

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I am a U.S. citizen, and petitioned my sister and her family in 1995.  It has now ...
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Trump cracking down on immigrants who receive public assistance

On May 23, 2019, Pres. Trump issued a memorandum to strictly enforce obligations under affidavits of support (Form I-864), including: ...
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Employer-sponsored green cards are still available despite H-2B ban

The USCIS has “de-listed” (or banned) Filipinos from applying for the seasonal/temporary H-2B visa. (This visa allows U.S. employers to ...
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