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Sweethearts vs. Immigration Law: Timing Issues Related to Spousal/Fiancé(e) Petitions

By Jeff Khurgel |

Of the various immigration questions and situations clients bring to us, a common one is a variation on: “my foreign fiancé(e) (or spouse) is overseas and I live in the U.S., how can we settle in the U.S. together, with minimal delay?” While modern travel and technology allow us to meet and woo mates from all… Read More »

Humanitarian Parole and Reinstatement Explained

By Jeff Khurgel |

Humanitarian causes are considered by immigration officials in determining whether to grant a foreign national emergency entry into the U.S. (without a visa) or whether to reinstate a petition following the petitioner’s passing away. Below is an outline of these two rare procedures, which, if successful, permit entry to the U.S. either temporarily or,… Read More »

10 Things to Know About Your Immigration Court Hearing

By Jeff Khurgel |

Removal Defense Attorney in Orange County, CA If the Department of Homeland Security has initiated Removal Proceedings against you, an Immigration Judge will preside over your case in Immigration Court and a government attorney will seek your removal from the U.S.  The series of immigration hearings, collectively known as “immigration proceedings” can take several… Read More »

Timing is Everything: Lawful Permanent Residents Face October 1st F-2A Deadline

By Jeff Khurgel |

The Department of State recently released October’s Visa Bulletin, bringing with it the news that the Family-Based F-2A classification (Petitions for Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents) will retrogress as of October 1, 2013.  If available visa numbers are used before then, the classification may backlog sooner.  Individuals that are Lawful Permanent Residents of… Read More »

The Disappearing Employer: What if my Petitioning Company is Sold?

By Jeff Khurgel |

U.S. immigration law provides for approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas per year to qualified applicants.  The visas are divided into five preference categories… READ MORE

Tell Congress What Immigration Reform Means to You

By Jeff Khurgel |

Express your thoughts on Reform directly to your Representative’s office.  Call (202) 224-3121 to connect to your Representative. You should know the name of your Representative or your Zip code, and you will be directly connected to the applicable office.

Attorney Jeff Khurgel Awarded Avvo 2013 Top Contributor Award

By Jeff Khurgel |

Legal Ratings provider Avvo notified the Firm on July 29, 2013 that it has awarded Jeff Khurgel an award for significant legal contribution to its immigration community.

As of August 1, F-2A Immigrant Classification for Spouses and Children of Lawful Residents is Current for Processing

By Jeff Khurgel |

Like a Fresh Summer Breeze, the State Department’s release of its August 2013 Visa Bulletin brings relief for many immigrants in the U.S. The Bulletin relays the news that as of August 1st… READ MORE.

Supreme Court Provides Relief for Same-sex bi-national Couples

By Jeff Khurgel |

Under U.S. immigration law, citizens and lawful residents have long been eligible to petition their family members for immigration benefits. However… READ MORE.

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