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DHS proposes tougher rules for sponsors

On October 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will propose new rules making “it easier to ...
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The October 2020 Priority Dates
Employment – based petitions are current!

The October 2020 priority dates provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled workers like ...
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K-1 petition denied; should we marry?

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I am a U.S. citizen, and filed a K-1 (fiancé) petition for my girlfriend in the Philippines ...
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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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