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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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Supreme Court makes it harder for unwed mothers to transmit citizenship to their children

One of the cornerstones of US constitutional law is “equal protection”. That means people in similar situations should be treated ...
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The August 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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Fake News: There is no “visa-free” travel to the U.S. for Filipinos

I want to warn Filipinos about fake news reports that Pres. Trump had signed an executive order allowing Filipinos to ...
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If you abandon your green card, you will abandon your family’s petition

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I am a green card holder, and petitioned my wife and children. I know it will take ...
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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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