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The December 2020 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The December 2020 priority dates continue to provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled workers like caregivers) categories.
Thanksgiving message
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Thanksgiving is being celebrated differently this year.
Preparing for Biden’s proposed immigration reforms
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In a previous article, I wrote on how Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election and has proposed sweeping changes and reforms to our immigration laws and policies, including possible...
Biden’s compassionate immigration platform
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
The November 2020 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The November 2020 priority dates continue to provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled workers like caregivers) categories.
Signing an untrue confession will not help your case!
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Many people consulted with me after their case was denied by a USCIS officer or consul at the embassy. In some cases, the person signed a confession, but now claims it was not true.
Why didn’t you file a petition already?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I immigrated to the US in 2008 through my mother’s F-3 petition (married son/daughter of US citizen), which she filed in 1990.
Could have been in the US years ago
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
I was petitioned by my mother as a married child (F-3) in April 2001. However, I discovered that my wife had cheated on me, so I had our marriage annulled in 2012.
No mercy or compassion with some immigration laws
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Some people hope or believe that if consuls or immigration officers hear their grave predicament, they would be filled with mercy and compassion and approve their case. If their situation is dire, and they tearfully...
DHS proposes tougher rules for sponsors
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
On Oct. 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will propose new rules making “it easier to hold immigrant sponsors accountable for failing to meet the obligations of contracts they sign with...
October 2020 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The October 2020 priority dates provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled workers like caregivers).
Should I appeal or refile?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
I just received a denial from USCIS, giving me 33 days to file an appeal. I truly think I was eligible, but am so heartbroken. Would you advise I file an appeal?
Self-petition for a green card
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
I married a US citizen for love, hoping we would live “happily ever after.” Unfortunately, soon after marriage, he changed.
Why did you wait so long?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
I was petitioned by my sister in 1990 and immigrated to the US in 2013.
The September 2020 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories.
Public charge injunction now limited to Connecticut, New York and Vermont
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Pres. Trump’s new, stricter public charge rules seem to go back and forth, like a tennis or ping-pong match.
Federal court also bans State Department’s 2018 public charge rule
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 16, 2020 - 12:00am
In a previous article, I wrote that on July 29, 2020, a federal court judge issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting USCIS from enforcing, applying, implementing or treating as effective, Pres. Trump’s new...
Federal court bans USCIS’s new public charge rule
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
On July 29, 2020, a federal court judge issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting USCIS from enforcing, applying, implementing or treating as effective, Pres. Trump’s new public charge rules as long as there...
Immediate relatives: One person per petition
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Most petitions (family and employment based) allow the petitioner to include the beneficiary’s spouse and minor children, but not with immediate relative petitions (spouse, parents, minor children of US ...
The August 2020 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories.
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