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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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I broke the law, but the officer exercised “prosecutorial discretion”

Recently, I had to cross a boulevard.  There were two lanes going in each direction with a center island.  The ...
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The October 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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USCIS’s new “denial memo” is now in effect

Starting on September 11, 2018, a new USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM) became effective, instructing officers on how to adjudicate (process ...
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You cannot have “assumed name” fingerprints

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: In 2004, I applied for a visitor’s visa but was denied.  The next year, I secured an ...
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The Philippine Consulate will not report you to DHS

When applying for almost all USCIS benefits, the USCIS usually requires a person to have a valid, unexpired passport. This ...
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U.S. citizen husband is considered “parent” of wife’s extramarital child, entitling that child to U.S. citizenship

On August 13, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which is just below the U.S. Supreme Court, saved a ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Sessions makes it harder to obtain court continuances/postponements

On August 16, 2018, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions issued an opinion, to be binding on all immigration courts, on when ...
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The September 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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