Articles

Should I appeal or refile

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I just received a denial from USCIS, giving me 33 days to file an appeal. I truly ...
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Getting an abusive green card

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I married a U.S. citizen for love, hoping we would live “happily ever after.”  Unfortunately, soon after ...
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Why did you wait so long?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel, I was petitioned by my sister in 1990, and immigrated to the U.S. in 2013.  Unfortunately, I ...
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The September 2020 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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Public Charge injunction now limited to Connecticut, New York and Vermont

Pres. Trump’s new, stricter public charge rules seem to go back and forth, like a tennis or ping-pong match.  It ...
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Federal Court also bans State Department’s 2018 Public Charge rule

In a previous article, I wrote that on July 29, 2020, a federal court judge issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting ...
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Federal Court bans USCIS’s new Public Charge rule

On July 29, 2020, a federal court judge issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting USCIS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating ...
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Immediate Relatives: One Person per Petition

Most petitions (family and employment based) allow the petitioner to include the beneficiary’s spouse and minor children, but not with ...
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The August 2020 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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