LEADING U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel met with Kapamilya from New York City and neighboring areas, where he provided valuable information regarding their immigration concerns.
Cris petitioned his mom as an immigrant in 2013. In 2014, his mother returned to the Philippines to take care of her sick husband (Cris’ father). Sadly, he died in 2019. Cris’ mother is still in the Philippines, and he would like to know if she can still come back to the U.S.
Ben’s daughter has Down Syndrome and she is staying with Ben in New Jersey. They petitioned her in 2012 and they recently received a letter from the NVC saying she will soon be interviewed in Manila. Ben is worried, and wants to know what would happen if his daughter is denied a visa and gets stuck in the Philippines.
Niki has been a green card holder since 2016 and she petitioned her husband in 2019. The husband is now in the U.S. on a tourist visa. His immigrant visa interview is coming up. Their lawyer says he needs to fly back to Manila for the interview. Niki asks if it is possible to have his adjustment of status interview here in the U.S. instead.
Ruther’s U.S. citizen mother petitioned his brother in the Philippines. Unfortunately, their mother died in 2019. In 2021, the family received a notice from the National Visa Center saying Ruther’s brother can start working on his documents. Since they know that when the petitioner passes away, the petition dies as well, Ruther wants to know if there are other options for his brother to immigrate to the U.S.
Atty. Gurfinkel answers these questions and more in “Your Tanong, My Sagot,” with Kapamilya from New York City. Watch this brand-new episode of “Citizen Pinoy” on Sunday, May 15 at 7:00 PM PT (10:00 PM ET thru select Cable/Satellite providers), right after TV Patrol Linggo. Citizen Pinoy is also available on iWantTFC. Viewers may download the free app.