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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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The May 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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Permanent residents can petition their spouse and unmarried children

Many legal permanent residents (LPR or green card holders) mistakenly believe only US citizens can petition family members. Even after ...
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Is it safer to travel by bus or plane?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I overstayed my visa, and am now out of status (TNT). I’m living in California, and want ...
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Pres. Trump: Build bridges, not walls!

An open letter to the president: Dear Pres. Trump: Before you were elected president, you were one of the world’s ...
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Trump would favor provisional waiver

A provisional waiver can benefit certain people who are not eligible to adjust status in the US. These people include: ...
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