IMMIGRATION CORNER
The October 2019 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 22, 2019 - 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.
Safeguarding your petition, Part 1
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Most family-based petitions take years to be processed and for the priority date to finally become current.
New ‘public charge’ regulations could result in more denials
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Trump administration recently announced new regulations on public charge, to be effective Oct. 15, 2019.
Date of marriage on illegitimate child’s birth certificate should not harm single parent’s petition
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I was petitioned as “single” by my immigrant (green card) parent in 2008.
The September 2019 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 25, 2019 - 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.
Petition denied based on petitioner’s prior fixed marriage
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Many people believe that once they obtain a green card through marriage, they are “home free” as far as their legal status is concerned.
Terminating a failed marriage could ‘expedite’ your petition
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
I was petitioned by my US citizen parent in 2008 as a married child (category F-3).
HR 1044 would hurt and help Filipinos
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
On July 10, 2019 the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (HR 1044).
5 years of social media required on visa application forms
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, the State Department revised immigrant and non-immigrant visa application forms to add a question asking a person to list each social media platform they have used within the last five years.
The August 2019 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 21, 2019 - 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.
Deported because extension denied
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Many people visit the US, and upon arrival are allowed to remain for six months.
How come the consul said my child ‘aged out’?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
My sister petitioned me back in 1997, when my child was still a baby. Recently, the priority date became current. We paid all the fees and submitted all the forms on behalf of my family, including my child, who is...
Mother’s eight-month delay in filing petition causes extra 12-year wait for daughter
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I recently had a consultation where a mother’s confusion and lack of understanding of immigration law resulted in her delaying filing a petition for her minor child for approximately eight months.
The July 2019 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 23, 2019 - 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.
Nothing has been happening on my petition all these years!
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I am a US citizen, and petitioned my sister and her family in 1995.
US embassy still open, despite USCIS Manila field office closure
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, the USCIS announced it will be closing its Manila field office.
Trump cracking down on immigrants who receive public assistance
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
On May 23, 2019, President Trump issued a memorandum to strictly enforce obligations under affidavits of support (Form I-864), including...
Employer-sponsored green cards are still available despite H-2B ban
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The USCIS has “de-listed” (or banned) Filipinos from applying for the seasonal/temporary H-2B visa.
The June 2019 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 19, 2019 - 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.
Fees to NVC are application fees, not visa issuance fees
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m a US citizen and petitioned my married son many years ago when my grandchildren were still very young.
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