Crewman son helps legalize his mother


Crewman son helps legalize his mother

Did you know that family members can “spread the love” by helping each other legalize their status?

Mommy Emi (left) came to the U.S. on a visitor’s visa and overstayed. Upon consulting leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel (right), she was advised to wait for her son to legalize his status in the U.S. first.

But Emi’s son, Jerome, was a crewman who jumped ship and was not eligible to adjust status in the U.S.

When the provisional regulations came out in 2013, Atty. Gurfinkel filed a provisional waiver so Jerome could get his green card in Manila, and eventually become a U.S. citizen, so he could petition his mother.