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Federal Court bans USCIS’s new Public Charge rule

On July 29, 2020, a federal court judge issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting USCIS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating ...
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Immediate Relatives: One Person per Petition

Most petitions (family and employment based) allow the petitioner to include the beneficiary’s spouse and minor children, but not with ...
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The August 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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Fixed fiancée visa is same as fixed marriage

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently held that a person caught applying for a K-1 fiancée visa in a ...
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Is Pres. Trump opposed to the Declaration of Independence?

Over the 4th of July holiday, Pres. Trump praised the Declaration of Independence as a “beacon of liberty, prosperity, and ...
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But my child was a baby when the petition was filed!

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: My sister petitioned me in 2001 in the F-4 category, (brother/sister of a U.S. citizen) when my ...
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Trump extends and expands proclamation “suspending” immigration

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued another Executive Order (EO) or Proclamation, extending his April 22, 2020 proclamation to ...
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Supreme court DACA decision is “reprieve,” not victory

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its DACA decision, but it did not actually uphold DACA. Instead, ...
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The July 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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