Articles

State Department scraps “30/60 day rule” in favor of the new “90 day rule” for fraudulent intent

One of the most technical rules on visa fraud focuses on a person misrepresenting his or her intent when applying ...
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The October 2017 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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The end of DACA

On September 5, 2017, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is being rescinded or canceled ...
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Things that could make your case suspicious (Part 1)

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I have waited for over 12 years for an interview on my approved family petition. I am very ...
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Myths and misconceptions about immigration law

There are many myths and misconceptions about immigration law, which are simply not true.  People may receive “advice” from consultants, ...
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The September 2017 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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“Raise Act” to eliminate most family petitions and create point system for employment green cards

On 8/2/17, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) ...
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Green card holders and other non-citizens: what to do when you receive a jury summons

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I just received a jury summon from the County Courthouse, but I am in illegal status (TNT).  ...
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Senators propose “Dream Act of 2017”

On July 20, 2017 Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan bill (supported by Democrats and ...
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