Real Life Stories

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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Humanitarian Parole

A Desperate Mother Is Able to Bring Her Special Needs Child to the USA via "Humanitarian Parole"  When Mommy Conchita (center) immigrated to the US in 2007, she had to make a difficult decision of leaving her special needs daughter, Nina (left) behind in the Philippines. It was a difficult time, because mother and daughter had never been separated before. Nina ...
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Drug Use

ADMISSION TO DRUG USE BANS HIM FROM ENTERING THE U.S. FOR LIFE!    Jeff and his wife, Jesyl’s ultimate goal of living the American Dream was shattered when Jeff got a lifetime ban from entering the US because he admitted to the doctor’s at St. Luke’s he tried drugs many years ago.  Jeff was left behind to take care of their ...
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Religious Visa

RELIGIOUS GREEN CARDS ARE MUSIC TO THEIR EARS!    Rey and Maria are music ministers who surrendered their fate to God as they heeded His call.  Their life in the Ministry brought them numerous opportunities, one of which was the chance to come over to the US under a Religious Worker’s visa to sing and dedicate their lives to the ...
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Drug Use

HOPE IS RENEWED AFTER LIFETIME BAN FOR ADMITTING TO DRUG USE.  Admitting that he had used drugs got Marven banned from entering the US for life.  Alone and away from his family, he endured back-to-back tragedies:  their house burned down; and the few possessions remaining were washed away during Typhoon Ondoy.  All hope was lost until leading US immigration attorney ...
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Survivor Law

A MOTHER’S GREEN CARD FROM HEAVEN.  Christine decided to remain in the US after she found out that her mother’s health was deteriorating fast.  Life as a TNT was hard, but she held on and prayed daily for the strength to persevere and for her mother to hang on. Christine’s fear was that if her mother died, her mother’s petition ...
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Humanitarian Revalidation

GREEN CARDS DESPITE PETITIONER’S DEATH THROUGH HUMANITARIAN REVALIDATION.  Harold was petitioned by his veteran father, but unfortunately his petitioner died before Harold could enter the US.  Atty. MICHAEL J. GURFINKEL was able to obtain green cards for Harold and his two children despite the petitioner’s death through humanitarian revalidation ...
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