The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel We strive to get the best possible results for our clients as quickly as possible. The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. is one of the most respected and successful immigration law firms in America.
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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." Our philosophy is simple. We Strive to Bring families Together to Live the American Dream.

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Are you wondering how you could possibly benefit from President Biden’s Immigration Reform?  Send your questions now!
02/20/2021

Are you wondering how you could possibly benefit from President Biden’s Immigration Reform?
Send your questions now!

Here are some of the latest updates in connection with the Embassy reopening for immigrant visa processing
02/18/2021
Information on the embassy reopening - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Here are some of the latest updates in connection with the Embassy reopening for immigrant visa processing

17 Feb Information on the embassy reopening Posted at 11:25h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. As almost everyone is aware, the U.S. Embassy in Manila has not been issuing most immigrant visas since approximately March 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions and the presidential pr...

02/18/2021
The proposal is expected to include an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand t...
02/17/2021
Biden, Hill Democrats plan to unveil immigration reform bill this week

The proposal is expected to include an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand the refugee resettlement program.

The proposal is expected to include an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand the refugee resettlement program.

Why am I getting notices from the NVC when I’m here in the U.S.?  What should I do?
02/10/2021
NVC sending notices, but I’m in the U.S. - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Why am I getting notices from the NVC when I’m here in the U.S.? What should I do?

10 Feb NVC sending notices, but I’m in the U.S. Posted at 13:43h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. Dear Attorney Gurfinkel: I entered the U.S. in 2000 on a visitor’s visa and overstayed. My sister filed a petition for me (F-4) in early 2001 under Clinton’s LIFE ACT. I am no...

02/10/2021
Can the Government Just Pick Me Up & Deport Me?

In this video, I discuss that there are many legal and procedural safeguards and steps before a person can be deported/removed. What sort of things can a person do to avoid being deported?

02/05/2021
President Biden's New Executive "Inactions"

On February 2, 2021, Pres. Biden issued several additional Executive Orders on immigration. But actually they seem more like executive “inactions,“ in that except for rescinding or canceling one of Trump’s public charge memorandum, Biden is basically establishing “task forces“ to study, report, and make recommendations for future changes. What will those changes be?

Pres. Biden’s strategy is based on the premise that our country is “safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair, sa...
02/03/2021
Biden’s newest executive orders on immigration - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Pres. Biden’s strategy is based on the premise that our country is “safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair, safe and orderly immigration system that welcomes immigrants, keep families together, and allows people – both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations – to more fully contribute to our country.”

02 Feb Biden’s newest executive orders on immigration Posted at 17:55h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. On February 2, 2021, Pres. Biden issued several additional Executive Orders (EO) on immigration. They include: (a) establishing a task force to reunify families separated at...

FACT SHEET: President Biden Outlines Steps to Reform Our Immigration System by Keeping Families Together, Addressing the...
02/02/2021
FACT SHEET: President Biden Outlines Steps to Reform Our Immigration System by Keeping Families Together, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration, and Streamlining the Legal Immigration System | The White House

FACT SHEET: President Biden Outlines Steps to Reform Our Immigration System by Keeping Families Together, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration, and Streamlining the Legal Immigration System | The White House

Biden-Harris Administration Forms Family Reunification Task Force and Issues Executive Orders on Regional Migration and Legal Immigration On January 20th, the Biden Harris Administration took the first steps in a broad, whole of government effort to finally reform our immigration system, including s...

Senior administration officials said Monday night that most of Mr. Biden’s directives on Tuesday would not make immediat...
02/02/2021
Biden to Sign 3 Orders to Begin to Roll Back Trump’s Immigration Agenda

Senior administration officials said Monday night that most of Mr. Biden’s directives on Tuesday would not make immediate changes. Rather, they are intended to give officials at the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the State Department time to evaluate how best to undo the policies.

One executive order aims to reunite migrant families separated at the southern border. The others authorize a wholesale review of the former president’s immigration policies.

This is a developing story and could affect so many people in removal proceedings or have been ordered removed.
02/01/2021
Court blocks Biden's deportation freeze - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

This is a developing story and could affect so many people in removal proceedings or have been ordered removed.

27 Jan Court blocks Biden’s deportation freeze Posted at 13:48h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. As I reported in a previous article, on January 20, 2021, just after taking office, Pres. Biden issued an executive order calling for a 100-day pause on most deportations or remova...

The February 2021 Priority Dates
01/23/2021

The February 2021 Priority Dates

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday sued the Biden administration over its 100-day deportation pause, citing an...
01/23/2021
Texas attorney general sues Biden administration over deportation pause

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday sued the Biden administration over its 100-day deportation pause, citing an 11th-hour agreement between Texas and the Trump administration that required the Department of Homeland Security to consult with the state before making changes."

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday sued the Biden administration over its 100-day deportation pause, citing an 11th-hour agreement between Texas and the Trump administration that required the Department of Homeland Security to consult with the state before making changes.

Are you in deportation or removal proceedings? Have you already been ordered removed? Are you living in constant fear th...
01/22/2021
Biden orders immediate 100-day halt to deportations. Could you benefit? - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Are you in deportation or removal proceedings? Have you already been ordered removed? Are you living in constant fear that you may be placed in removal proceedings?

There is great news: On January 20, 2021, after Biden took office, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo to ICE, CBP, and USCIS, calling for a 100-day halt or “pause” on certain removal proceedings.

21 Jan Biden orders immediate 100-day halt to deportations. Could you benefit? Posted at 16:15h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. Are you in deportation or removal proceedings? Have you already been ordered removed? Are you living in constant fear that you may be placed in remova...

This is only a proposal. It must pass both the House and Senate, and be signed by the President. This Bill could be subj...
01/21/2021
President Biden’s proposed immigration bill/amnesty: who benefits? - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

This is only a proposal. It must pass both the House and Senate, and be signed by the President. This Bill could be subject to change, such as amendments, deletions, etc. Therefore, there is nothing to apply for or file until it becomes law.

20 Jan President Biden’s proposed immigration bill/amnesty: who benefits? Posted at 16:25h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. It’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president, and the Trump era of strict immigration enforcement and demon...

"The president-elect plans to announce legislation that would give a path to citizenship for millions in a reversal from...
01/18/2021
Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

"The president-elect plans to announce legislation that would give a path to citizenship for millions in a reversal from President Trump’s policies."

The president-elect plans to announce legislation that would give a path to citizenship for millions in a reversal from President Trump’s policies.

Biden’s inauguration is this Wed Jan 20th, and we expect a lot of immigration updates in his first 10 days of office. To...
01/18/2021
US Immigration TV - YouTube

Biden’s inauguration is this Wed Jan 20th, and we expect a lot of immigration updates in his first 10 days of office. To get the latest immigration news and analysis on how these changes can affect you or your loved one, subscribe to my YouTube channel “US Immigration TV.” Click on the link below!
https://www.youtube.com/c/USImmigrationTV

The US Immigration TV YouTube Channel is brought to you by The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc., one of the most respected and successful immigratio...

“While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump’s policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20, the layers of r...
01/17/2021
Factbox: U.S. president-elect Biden pledged to change immigration. Here's how

“While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump’s policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20, the layers of reforms will take much longer to implement.”

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump's policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20...

“During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congre...
01/16/2021
Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it

“During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.”

During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a legislative proposal that would include a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, according to activists in communication with his transition team.

Biden promises to issue executive orders, within the first 100 days of taking office, to ameliorate\rescind Trump’s hars...
01/15/2021
What is the difference between Executive Action and Immigration Laws?

Biden promises to issue executive orders, within the first 100 days of taking office, to ameliorate\rescind Trump’s harsh executive orders concerning immigration. But what are executive orders? How do they compare with immigration laws? In this video, I discuss the differences between executive orders and immigration laws, and how each plays a vital role in your immigration case and future.

Biden promises to issue executive orders, within the first 100 days of taking office, to ameliorate escind Trump’s harsh executive orders concerning immigra...

Trump extends immigration ban to March 31, 2021 - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant...
01/13/2021
Trump extends immigration ban to March 31, 2021 - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Trump extends immigration ban to March 31, 2021 - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

12 Jan Trump extends immigration ban to March 31, 2021 Posted at 13:03h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. On December 31, 2020, Pres. Trump extended his “immigration ban” through March 31, 2021, just hours before it was set to expire. By way of background, and as I detailed i...

Watch on Youtube now! Is this the dawn of a new era, providing people with a pathway to legalization and citizenship? In...
01/09/2021
Democrats Won: How Does This Affect Immigration Reform?

Watch on Youtube now! Is this the dawn of a new era, providing people with a pathway to legalization and citizenship? In this video, I discuss what to look forward to under the Biden administration.

What will happen with immigration reform now that the Democrats have won the election, and control the presidency, House, and Senate? Is this the dawn of a n...

Court upholds Trump’s “public charge” proclamation requiring healthcare coverage - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel...
01/06/2021
Court upholds Trump’s “public charge” proclamation requiring healthcare coverage - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

Court upholds Trump’s “public charge” proclamation requiring healthcare coverage - Law Offices of Atty Michael Gurfinkel - Immigration Law, Non Immigrant Visas, Family Based Petitions, Immigration Corner, Employment Based Petitions

06 Jan Court upholds Trump’s “public charge” proclamation requiring healthcare coverage Posted at 13:41h in Immigration Articles by Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. On December 31, 2020, the 9th circuit court of appeal struck down a nationwide injunction by a lower District Court, ruling that Pres. ...

01/06/2021
Court Rules Trump's "Public Charge" Healthcare Proclamation is Lawful

On December 31, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal concluded that Trump's proclamation on restricting the entry of immigrant visa applicants based on acquisition of healthcare coverage or ability to pay for healthcare expenses are lawful and within the president's authority. What effect will this proclamation now have on people applying for immigrant visas abroad?

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