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The value of being legal and legal services

Some people who are in the U.S. with immigration problems/issues, such as being out of status, in deportation/removal, or they ...
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Safeguarding your petition, part 3

In a previous article I discussed some tips, strategy, and suggestions to safeguard your family-based petition.  Here are more suggestions ...
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Safeguarding your petition, part 2

In a previous article I discussed some tips, strategy, and suggestions to safeguard your family-based petition.  Here are more suggestions ...
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The October 2019 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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Safeguarding your petition, part 1

Most family-based petitions take years to be processed and for the priority date to finally become current.  For example, it ...
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New “public charge” regulations could result in more denials

The Trump Administration recently announced new regulations on public charge, to be effective October 15, 2019.  The plan is to ...
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Date of marriage on illegitimate child’s birth certificate should not harm single parent’s petition

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I was petitioned as “single” by my immigrant (green card) parent in 2008.  The priority date is ...
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The September 2019 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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Petition Denied Based on Petitioner’s Prior Fixed Marriage

Many people believe that once they obtain a green card through marriage, they are “home free” as far as their ...
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