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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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The May 2017 priority dates

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. A priority date is a person’s “place in line” for a … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

Permanent residents can petition their spouses and unmarried children

MANY legal permanent residents (LPR or green card holders) mistakenly believe only U.S. citizens can petition family members. Even after they obtain their green cards, they still wait many years until they finally become citizens, before they petition family members. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017

Permanent residents can petition their spouse and unmarried children

MANY legal permanent residents (LPR or green card holders) mistakenly believe only US citizens can petition family members. Even after they obtain their green cards, they still wait many years until they finally become citizens, before they petition family members. … Continue reading

April 12, 2017

Is it safer to travel by bus or plane?

DEAR Atty. Gurfinkel: I overstayed my visa, and am now out of status (TNT). I’m living in California, and want to visit my relatives on the East Coast. I’m afraid of flying, because they have immigration officers at the airport, … Continue reading

April 06, 2017

Pres. Trump: Build bridges, not walls!

AN open letter to the president: Dear Pres. Trump: BEFORE you were elected president, you were one of the world’s premier builders. Your buildings fill the New York City skyline, and skylines of so many other cities within the US … Continue reading

March 30, 2017

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