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The November 2020 Priority Dates
“No change from October 2020 dates”

The November 2020 priority dates, continue to provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled ...
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Signing an untrue confession will not help your case!

Many people consulted with me after their case was denied by a USCIS officer or consul at the Embassy. In ...
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Why didn’t you file a petition already?

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I immigrated to the U.S. in 2008 through my mother’s F-3 petition (married son/daughter of U.S. citizen), ...
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Could have been in the U.S. years ago

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel: I was petitioned by my mother as a married child (F-3) in April 2001.  However, I discovered ...
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No mercy or compassion with some immigration laws

Some people hope or believe that if consuls or immigration officers hear their grave predicament, they would be filled with ...
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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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