IMMIGRATION CORNER
USCIS to start deporting people
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
On July 5, 2018, the USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum (PM), providing guidance to officers or adjudicators on when to issue notices to appear (NTA), which is the document placing a person in removal/deportation...
State Department is revoking US passports of people who obtained citizenship through fraud
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In a previous article, I wrote about how the USCIS assembled a task force to start reviewing cases of people who may have obtained their green cards or US citizenship through fraud.
The July 2018 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - July 1, 2018 - 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.
Attorney General Sessions getting tougher on asylum applicants
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
In a recent ruling, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that women who were victims of domestic violence, and people fleeing gang violence in their home country, are not eligible for asylum in the US.
USCIS to start de-naturalizing and deporting people who obtained citizenship by fraud
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The USCIS announced it will start a task force of several dozen lawyers and immigration officers to start reviewing cases of immigrants who obtained US citizenship through fraud, such as where they had been ordered...
What is a fixed marriage?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
If a person is ever caught in a fixed marriage (married solely to obtain immigration benefits), the consequences (or punishment) could be severe.
DNA testing to establish family relationships
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, establishing family relationships can sometimes be extremely complex.
ICE deports student for not attending classes
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently issued a press release that they had a student removed/deported, when they found out that he was not attending class, as is required with a student visa.
The June 2018 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 20, 2018 - 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.
Titanic problems
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Almost every Filipino has seen the movie Titanic, the story of Jack and Rose who sailed that doomed ship, which hit an iceberg and sank.
It is now easier to transmit citizenship to out of wedlock children Michael J. Gurfinkel, ESQ
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
US immigration law allows citizen parents to “transmit” or pass on US citizenship to their children born abroad, provided certain requirements are met.
Find a US employer for your spouse if you can’t get legal status
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
I came to the US many years ago, and am out of status.
The May 2018 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - April 22, 2018 - 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.
USCIS to destroy undeliverable green cards and work authorizations
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
On April 3, 2018, the USCIS announced that it will start destroying green cards and work authorizations that are returned to it as “undeliverable.”
Trump wants to speed up deportations
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Since becoming president, Donald Trump has made several significant changes to make it easier for the government to deport more people.
Can my relative petition me for an employment-based green card?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
My aunt owns a care home, and wants to petition me as a caregiver.
Bad truth or good bola?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipino and his US citizen wife came to my office recently for a consultation.
The April 2018 priority dates
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - March 18, 2018 - 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.
ICE targeting those with DUI convictions
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
As part of its “enforcement priorities,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the recent arrest of over two dozen people with DUI convictions in connection with “Operation Secure...
Should President Trump deport his in-laws?
by Michael J. Gurfinkel - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
President Trump is fiercely opposed to family “chain migration” and wants to limit family petitions to spouses and minor children of green card holders or US citizens.
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