Articles

The April 2024 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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CSPA: When Not To Expedite

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: My employer recently agreed to petition me for a green card.  They’ve already started the recruitment/advertising stage ...

Caught Through Her Fingerprints

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: In 2002, I was petitioned as a married daughter (F3) by my U.S. citizen mother.  The priority ...
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Cable 99: A Consul’s Guide To Working Constructively With Attorneys

February 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the State Department’s famous cable, 99 State 21138 (“Cable 99”). The subject of ...
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The March 2024 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 Didn’t Know!

Recently, a woman consulted with me about options for her unmarried sister in the Philippines to immigrate to the U.S ...
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Common Mistakes And Misunderstandings On Adoption Petitions

Whenever a couple wants to petition an adopted child from the Philippines, several requirements must be met before they may ...
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Do Something While Biden Is Still President!

The presidential election will be in November 2024.  Currently, President Biden and former President Trump are the frontrunners.  Trump is ...
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The February 2024 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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