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Atty. Michael Gurfinkel

Atty. Michael Gurfinkel Michael J. Gurfinkel is licensed, and an active member of the State Bar of California and New York. All immigration services are provided by, or under the supervision of, an active member of the State Bar of California. Each case is different. The information contained herein (including testimonials,


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Things that can mess up your child’s CSPA eligibility

ELIGIBILITY for benefits under Section 3 of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) is based on a mathematical formula, where you subtract from the child’s age the length of time it took USCIS to process and approve the petition. You … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

Saving documents is critical to your case

FOR almost all immigration benefits, you should save and preserve documents to establish eligibility for that particular benefit. Many people state that, for one reason or another, they no longer have documents relating to their immigration history. They moved several … Continue reading

December 07, 2017

I’M TIRED and just want to give up and go back home!

MANY Filipinos consult with me saying they are sad, lonely, and depressed over their immigration situation, and just want to give up, and go back to the Philippines. Many of them came to the U.S. years ago, leaving behind a … Continue reading

December 02, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks

THANKSGIVING is when people step back and reflect on all of the wonderful things and events to be grateful for, and to give thanks to those people who played such a key role in helping us achieve them. At this … Continue reading

November 23, 2017

December 2017 priority dates

F-1 and F-2B retrogress! THE December 2017 priority dates bring bad news for those Filipinos petitioned as adult single children of US citizens (F-1) or green card holders (F-2B). • For single adult children of US citizens (F-1), the priority … Continue reading

November 16, 2017

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