[COLUMN] Nurse balances work and home by petitioning family member as household help, on an encore of Citizen Pinoy this Sunday

AN EXHAUSTED, EXASPERATED NURSE PETITIONS FAMILY MEMBER AS HOUSEKEEPER, ON AN ENCORE SUCCESS STORY ON CITIZEN PINOY THIS SUNDAY! Lani (top photo, left), a hardworking nurse in Houston, found herself overwhelmed with household duties alongside her demanding job. After seeing an episode of Citizen Pinoy on TFC, Lani consulted with leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel (top photo, right) about petitioning her brother, Marvin (bottom photo, right) and sister-in-law, Genalyn (bottom photo, left), from the Philippines to help her around the house. This case shows that families can petition family members for employment-based green cards, if certain qualifications are met. Watch this success story on an encore episode of Citizen Pinoy on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 PM PT (9:30 PM ET) through select Cable/Satellite providers, right after TV Patrol Linggo.(Advertising Supplement)

LANI, a dedicated nurse residing in Houston, found herself juggling multiple responsibilities between work and home. With a husband, a seven-year-old son, and a mother-in-law under her care, Lani’s days off often felt busier than workdays as she managed household chores, childcare, and caregiving duties.

In a stroke of serendipity, while watching TFC, Lani stumbled upon an announcement from leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel that intrigued her. It highlighted the possibility of petitioning family members as household help or caregivers, offering a potentially expedited process compared to traditional family petitions. This gave Lani the idea to bring her brother, Marvin, and sister-in-law, Genalyn, from the Philippines to assist with household responsibilities.

From left: Lani’s brother Marvin, nieces Karen and Kyla and sister-in-law Genalyn

Her brother Marvin and sister-in-law Genalyn seemed like ideal candidates for this opportunity. Aside from alleviating her own workload, Lani recognized the immense opportunity this presented for her nieces, Karen and Kyla, to pursue their education and have a better life in the United States. It is perfectly legal for family to petition other family members for an employment based green card, which is much faster than a regular family petition, and allowed Lani to live an easier life.

Lani (left) with Atty. Michael Gurfinkel

For individuals like Lani, this pathway offers a practical solution to balancing work and family responsibilities while providing valuable opportunities (green card) for loved ones to thrive in the U.S.

Watch this success story on an encore episode of Citizen Pinoy on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 PM PT (9:30 PM ET) through select Cable/Satellite providers, right after TV Patrol Linggo. Citizen Pinoy is also available on iWantTFC. Viewers may download the free app.

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Atty. Michael Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. is one of the most respected and successful immigration law firms in America. We take pride that many of our cases are considered “miracle cases” that were “emergency” in nature, or were considered “too difficult” or “impossible” by other attorneys. Through hard work, determination, and years of experience in immigration, litigation, and negotiation, we have been fortunate to help thousands of people solve their immigration problems, be reunited with their families, and be able to live the “American Dream.”

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