IMMIGRATION CORNER
Biden’s immigration bill: who benefits?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president, and the Trump era of strict immigration enforcement and demonizing of immigrants is now over.
Immigration ban extended
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
On Dec. 31, 2020, President Trump extended his “immigration ban” through March 31, 2021, just hours before it was set to expire.
Court upholds Trump’s ‘public charge’ proclamation
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
On Dec. 31, 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal struck down a nationwide injunction by a lower District Court, ruling that President Trump’s proclamation banning the issuance of immigrant visas to those who...
The January 2021 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The January 2021 priority dates, continue to provide great news for workers in the EB-3 (skilled/professional) and “other worker” (unskilled workers like caregivers).
NVC erroneously sending notices on visa availability
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I was born in the Philippines, and in 2015 my mother petitioned me in the F-2B category (unmarried adult child of immigrant).
ICE going after those with ‘voluntary departure’
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently announced “Operation Broken Promise,” targeting for arrest and removal/deportation those aliens who were in removal proceedings and promised to voluntarily...
What is ‘birthright citizenship’?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Donald Trump has often stated he wants to end “birthright citizenship” for children born in the US to undocumented parents.
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.
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