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Consultant’s unnecessary lies result in unnecessary denial and fraud waiver

Recently, a person came to my office for consultation after her adjustment of status application (based on marriage to a ...
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The July 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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Who can benefit from the “Expanded Provisional Waiver” rule for the 3\10 year bar?

On July 29, 2016, the USCIS published its FINAL rule, expanding eligibility for a provisional waiver of the 3\10 year ...
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Your marriage petition could be in trouble if USCIS visits your home

Marrying a US citizen is one of the fastest and most commonly known ways to obtain a green card. It ...
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What is “extreme hardship”?

If a person commits certain immigration violations (such as fraud, or overstaying in the US for over six months and ...
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Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” of Visa Applicants

During Pres. Trump’s candidacy, and after he was elected, he stated that among the ways he would combat terrorism would ...
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The June 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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I came to the U.S. under a different name; is there hope for me?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I came to the US under a different name on a visitor’s visa. The passport and visa ...
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Can adopted children petition biological family members?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: Before I was 16 years old, I was adopted and petitioned by my aunt, and got my ...
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