06 Sep 2023 Do It Yourself Immigration Disasters
Upon the urging of Mommy Eva (center), Kristan (left) tried to obtain his green card by filing all paperwork on his own instead of retaining a qualified and knowledgeable attorney. After all, he thought the process was simple, and he could save all that money on attorney fees.
But Kristan’s filings always resulted in denials or rejections. He filed for adjustment as a minor when he was already an adult. He filed as the child of a U.S. citizen when his mother was only an immigrant. And he was out of status. Eventually, the family decided to retain the services of leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel (right), who was able to straighten out Kristan’s case and obtained his green card in the U.S., despite Kristan being out of status.