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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 March 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

February 23, 2017

DACA recipient taken into ICE custody

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have taken into custody a 23-year-old man brought to the US as a young child, but had applied for, and was GRANTED, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), with his work permit valid until … Continue reading

February 16, 2017

Is Trump about to end DACA?

SINCE becoming president, Donald Trump has issued over 20 executive orders (EO) on a wide variety of topics and issues, including immigration. So far, there has not yet been an Executive Order concerning the future of Deferred Action for Child … Continue reading

February 09, 2017

Trump’s Executive Order (on protecting the US from foreign terrorists) could also affect Filipinos

ON January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) on “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Among the EO’s more controversial provisions are: • a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country; … Continue reading

February 03, 2017

Trump’s executive order lists ‘enforcement priorities’ of those who will now be targeted for removal

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” In that executive order, he lists those people who would now be considered “enforcement priorities,” and would be put … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

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