Articles

Can my relative petition me for an employment-based green card?

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: My aunt owns a care home, and wants to petition me as a caregiver.  However, I was ...
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Bad truth or good bola?

A Filipino and his U.S. citizen wife came to my office recently for a consultation. They drove several hours to ...
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The April 2018 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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ICE targeting those with DUI convictions

As part of its “enforcement priorities,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the recent arrest of over two dozen people ...
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Should Pres. Trump deport his in-laws?

Pres. Trump is fiercely opposed to family “chain migration” and wants to limit family petitions to spouses and minor children ...
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Why did the embassy cancel my interview?

Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I was petitioned in November 2006 as a single adult child of my immigrant (green card) parent, ...
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The March 2018 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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Filipina nurses make great “green card” caregivers

Several years ago, Filipina nurses had a fast track to green cards, as their priority was “current”. They could be ...
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BREAKING NEWS: USCIS to schedule asylum interviews for newest filings first

On January 31, 2018, USCIS announced a change in policy for scheduling affirmative asylum interviews.  They will follow a “last ...
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