Real Life Stories

Drug Use Denial

LIFETIME BAN WAS LIFTED AND VISA WAS ISSUED, DESPITE ADMITTING TO DRUG USE!!!  Rey (left) had been separated from his family for more than 14 years. When his petition finally became current, he went for his medical exam, and admitted to the doctors at St Luke’s that he tried some drugs out of curiosity when he was still in High ...
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Marriage Interview Denial

BEAUTY QUEEN'S MARRIAGE CASE DENIED BECAUSE OF "FRAUD" Karen (center) married US citizen Paul (left) in 2007. It was a match made in heaven, until their beautiful life was put under “extreme hardship” when Karen's adjustment of status was denied, after she was found guilty of immigration fraud. They submitted a fraud waiver, prepared by their first attorney which was ...
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“Provisional Waiver” Success for Crewman

Crewman went home to Manila on Provisional Waiver, and came back to the US with a Green card Leading US immigration attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel obtained a Provisional Waiver for Jerome, a crewman who jumped ship.  Jerome had initially filed for Adjustment of Status on his own, but it was denied, because he was not eligible. With the approved Provisional ...
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Same Sex Marriage

DOMA SUCCESS STORY:  US CITIZEN WILLING TO UNDERGO SEX CHANGE FOR PARTNER’S GREEN CARD Gretchen’s (left) family did not approve of her relationship with Joelette (right). Gretchen was pursuing her green card as a nurse, but her case was denied due to a wage issue. Joelette, a US citizen, was willing to do anything to help petition her spouse – ...
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Assumed Name Entry

ENTERING THE U.S. UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME, SHE LIVED IN FEAR FOR 17 YEARS UNTIL THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL GURFINKEL DELIVERED A MIRACLE!   Amelia entered the US under an assumed name. While she was able to take care of her dying father in the US, she constantly lived in fear due to her questionable status, and loneliness, due to ...
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Work Without Authorization Per USCIS

SHE TRIED TO COMPLY, BUT HER CASE WAS DENIED… A MOTHER’S DESPAIR AND AN ATTORNEY’S RESCUE! Rowena and Mike came to the US in 2010 to build a better life. Rowena was sponsored as a teacher.  As she was filing her third extension for her H1-B visa in 2016, the shocking news hit her. She was denied! Then her adjustment ...
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Fake Birth Certificate

THREE PETITIONS BY TWO MOTHERS AND A "SISTER/MOTHER" CREATED VISA CONFUSION A teenage pregnancy forced Armi (middle) to keep the birth of her son, Kevin (right), a secret. Kevin’s birth certificate listed his grandmother (Armi’s mother) as his mother. Years later, Armi became a US citizen. She petitioned her mother immediately.  When Armi’s mother arrived in the US as an ...
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Humanitarian Revalidation

GREEN CARD, DESPITE PETITIONER’S DEATH AND PREVIOUS DENIAL Jun knew that when a petitioner dies, the petition dies with him.  He also knew there was hope with “humanitarian revalidation.”  Reluctant to spend money, Jun and his family hired another lawyer to work on his humanitarian revalidation case, but got a denial.  When the Survivor Law took effect in 2010, Jun ...
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Survivor Law

GREEN CARD DESPITE PETITIONER’S DEATH, AND WITHOUT HUMANITARIAN REVALIDATION Elvie came to the US as a tourist to be with her terminaly-ill mother who had already petitioned for her.  Elvie was devastated with the death of her mother and was also worried that her petition would no longer be valid. Atty. MICHAEL J. GURFINKEL saved the day, enabling Elvie to ...
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