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Would you perform surgery on yourself? Or would you let a doctor do it?

Some people, with only limited knowledge or understanding of immigration laws, try to strategize and handle their immigration case on ...
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How to bring your same-sex partner from the Philippines

When the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), their ruling enabled same-sex couples to marry ...
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The April 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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The NVC is not your “attorney”, for free legal advice

Many people, desiring to save money, try to handle their immigration matters on their own, rather than hiring an attorney ...
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You cannot make up your own marriage laws

Marriages are usually governed by the laws of the place of celebration. In the Philippines, the Family Code deals with ...
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Things that can mess up your child’s CSPA eligibility

Eligibility for benefits under Section 3 of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) is based on a mathematical formula, where ...
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The March 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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A new family petition could be faster than waiting for your pending employment case

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I received my green card through my employer’s petition, but the priority date on my petition retrogressed ...
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It could be possible to retain and transfer your old employment-based priority date

If, years ago, you were petitioned by an employer, and that employer’s petition (Form I -140) was approved, but you ...
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