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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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Five years of social media required on visa application forms

Recently, the State Department revised immigrant and non-immigrant visa application forms to add a question asking a person to list ...
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HR 1044 would hurt and help Filipinos

On July 10, 2019 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (HR 1044).  ...
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The August 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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Deported because extension denied

Many people visit the U.S., and upon arrival are allowed to remain for six months. Near the end of that ...
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How come the consul said my child “aged out”?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: My sister petitioned me back in 1997, when my child was still a baby.  Recently, the priority ...
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Mother’s eight month delay in filing petition causes extra 12-year wait for daughter

I recently had a consultation where a mother’s confusion and lack of understanding of immigration law resulted in her delaying ...
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The July 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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U.S. embassy still open, despite USCIS Manila field office closure

Recently, the USCIS announced it will be closing its Manila field office. This has created a lot of confusion and ...
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