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Nothing has been happening on my petition all these years!

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I am a U.S. citizen, and petitioned my sister and her family in 1995.  It has now ...
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Trump cracking down on immigrants who receive public assistance

On May 23, 2019, Pres. Trump issued a memorandum to strictly enforce obligations under affidavits of support (Form I-864), including: ...
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Employer-sponsored green cards are still available despite H-2B ban

The USCIS has “de-listed” (or banned) Filipinos from applying for the seasonal/temporary H-2B visa. (This visa allows U.S. employers to ...
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The June 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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Fees to NVC are application fees, not visa issuance fees

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I’m a U.S. citizen and petitioned my married son many years ago when my grandchildren were still ...
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Employer-sponsored green cards are still available despite H-2B ban

Recently, the USCIS “de-listed” (or banned) Filipinos from applying for the seasonal/temporary H-2B visa. (This visa allows U.S. employers to ...
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The May 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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State Department reports many Filipino family-based visas go unclaimed, resulting in the case being shred and priority date lost

Recently, officials from the U.S. State Department discussed the monthly Visa Bulletin and the movement of priority dates.  (A priority ...
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What are a green card holders’ rights if they get stuck at the airport when returning to the U.S.?

Recently, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) posted a brochure concerning lawful permanent residents’ (LPR or green card holder) rights ...
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