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Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving is being celebrated differently this year. Thankfully, we are nearing the end of the pandemic and may finally have ...
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The December 2022 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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Update On Embassy Interviews And Backlogs

On October 21, 2022, the Department of State (DOS) provided an update on worldwide visa operations, stating that embassies around ...
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Ninth Circuit: Consuls Must Provide “Factual Basis” For Visa Denial Within A Reasonable Time

On October 5, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal held that consular officers are required to provide the factual ...
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Great News For People Seeking “Extreme Hardship” Waivers

Recently, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal opinion offers new hope for people who are required to file a waiver ...
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Breaking News! Biden Pardons Immigrants With Marijuana Convictions

On October 6, 2022, President Biden issued a proclamation granting pardons for the offense of simple possession of marijuana, where ...
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The November 2022 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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Why Saving Your Assumed–Name Passport Could Actually Help Your Case

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I entered the U.S. under an assumed name on a passport. (The passport had a visitor’s visa ...
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Terminating A Failed Marriage Could “Expedite” Your Petition

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I was petitioned by my U.S. citizen parent in 2008 as a married child (category F-3). However, ...
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