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What do “Dates for Filing” and “Application Filing Dates” mean on the monthly Visa Bulletin?

Since October 2015, the monthly Visa Bulletin (priority dates) was revised, adding a new column or chart called the “Application ...
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Warning: U.S. Embassy is charging crewmen with fraud, despite approved provisional waivers!

In a shocking and disturbing change in policy, the U.S. Embassy in Manila has begun charging crewmen with fraud when ...
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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks

Thanksgiving is when people step back and reflect on all of the wonderful things and events to be grateful for, ...
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The December 2018 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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California Service Center approves less than 7% of humanitarian revalidation requests!

I have long suspected that with the way the California Service Center (CSC) adjudicates humanitarian revalidation requests, it is virtually ...
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What is “extreme hardship”?

If a person commits certain immigration violations (such as fraud, or overstaying in the U.S. for over six months and ...
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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 U.S. on a visitor’s visa under a different name. The passport and visa ...
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The November 2018 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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Another green card scam: Fake approval notices

Several people have consulted with me, asking whether the approval letter they received was genuine.  While the notice has the ...
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