Real Life Stories

Drug Use

CONGRESSMAN RONALD SINGSON REGAINS U.S. VISA DESPITE HONGKONG DRUG CONVICTION When Ilocos Sur Congressman Ronald Singson (right) served time in a Hong Kong prison, and faced a lifetime ban from entering the US after his 2011 conviction for drug possession, his greatest fear – aside from letting down his family and his constituents – was not being able to fulfill ...
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No Provisional Waiver Needed For This Jumpship

CREWMAN WHO JUMPED SHIP WAS ABLE TO GET HER GREEN CARD IN US Mabz was a crewman who “jumped ship” to pursue work in the US as a caregiver. After consulting with two lawyers for her labor certification case, she was told her case was hopeless, since she was a jump ship, and only an “amnesty” could save her.  She ...
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“Provisional Waiver” Success for Crewman

Cindy (2nd from left) was a crewman who jumped ship and had been out of status for over 10 years.  After seeing a CITIZEN PINOY episode about another crewman who also jumped ship, Cindy and US citizen husband, Tom (left), consulted with leading US immigration attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel about her chances of legalizing, through “provisional waiver.” Through Atty. Gurfinkel’s ...
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Caught Working On Visitor Visa

“AIRPORT TO AIRPORT,” CHARGED WITH FRAUD, AND BANNED FOR LIFE, FOR WORKING ON A VISITOR’S VISA. Abe visited the US several times on his tourist visa.  On his last trip, the immigration officer discovered that he had a California ID, and had worked on a previous visit. He was sent back to the Philippines, without the chance to see his ...
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Assumed Name Entry

FRAUD WAIVER NEEDED FOR USING AN “ASSUMED NAME”.  Sheila (center) entered the US under an assumed name.  Pregnant with the child of her ex-husband who left them, she felt alone and helpless, until she found true love.  She married US citizen Rudolph (right), under her assumed name, thinking to revert to her real name once she qualified for citizenship.  But ...
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Alien Smuggling

ACCUSATION OF ALIEN SMUGGLING WAS LIFTED AFTER MORE THAN 17 YEARS OF PAINFUL SEPARATION! When Ferdie applied for his U.S. immigrant visa, through his wife’s Racquel petition, the Embassy not only refused the visa, but also imposed a lifetime ban against him for alien (human) smuggling.  Racquel went to an attorney, who charged them a hefty fee and advised them ...
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CSPA Age-Out Victory!

A MOTHER’S (AND HER ATTORNEY’S) PERSISTENCE RESULTS IN HER DAUGHTERS FINALLY BEING ISSUED CSPA VISAS BASED ON “EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES” Lolita left her two daughters in the Philippines to seek a better life in the US; her dream was that they would eventually join her.  However, her previous attorney missed the one year “sought to acquire” filing deadline for CSPA eligibility, ...
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Aged Out CSPA

SON GETS GREEN CARD EVEN AFTER AGING OUT!  By the time Leah and Frisco Gildores’ petition became current, their youngest PETN (left) was about to turn 21, and they were afraid he would have to be left behind in the Philippines.  They consulted with the Law Offices of Michael Gurfinkel on the eve of his 21st birthday.  Fortunately, by utilizing ...
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Drug Use

TROUBLES BEGAN WHEN HE ADMITTED TO DRUG USE AND WAS BANNED FROM ENTERING THE U.S FOR LIFE!  Val (2nd from left) and his wife, Sining’s (2nd from right) American Dream was shattered when Val got a lifetime ban from entering the US because he admitted to drug use many years ago.  Val urged Sining to consult with the Law Offices ...
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