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Conditional Green Card holders can petition certain family members even while still conditional residents

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I married a US citizen after my child's 18th birthday and am now a conditional resident. I ...
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I’m tired and just want to give up and go back home!

Many Filipinos consult with me saying they are sad, lonely, and depressed over their immigration situation, and just want to ...
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The August 2016 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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Being waved across the border could constitute “inspection” for adjustment of status

In most cases, in order for a person to adjust status (obtain a green card) in the U.S., the person ...
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Appealing a Visa denial

Ordinarily, there is no appeal process for visa refusals. Under the doctrine of "consular non- reviewability", a person cannot even ...
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A little knowledge can be dangerous

Despite having only limited knowledge or understanding of immigration laws, some people attempt to strategize and handle their immigration case ...
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Avoiding an Affidavit of Support (form 1-864) by working 40 quarters (10 years)

Family based petitions and some employment-based petitions (where a relative owns a 5% interest in the petitioning company) require the ...
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The July 2016 priority dates

THE JULY 2016 PRIORITY DATES By Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, ...
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Re-packaging and re-filing a hardship/fraud waiver

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: When I filed for adjustment of status, USCIS said I committed fraud when I entered the US ...
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