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Over 10,000 Illegals have been Deported from L.A. County Jails

By Michael J. Gurfinkel Esq. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that more than 10,000 illegal aliens have already faced deportation/removal after their arrest for various crimes and interview by Los Angeles County Jail officials on their immigration status.

Shadowy trails: Stories of the undocumented

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By CHER S. JIMENEZ – abs-cbn news online SAN FRANCISCO—His voice reverberates in a downtown San Francisco train station as passersby, residents and visitors make their way to the Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART), the city’s main subway system.

Amazing Visa Journey

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The consular officer who interviewed Arnel Pineda, a native of the Philippines, obviously agreed that he was not hired to deny visas – but rather to let the good guys in. As a result, Arnel Pineda is now the newest member and lead singer of the rock band Journey. Read more »

Canada gears up for more Pinoy visa applicants

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Canada is sending more immigration officers to its embassy in Manila in preparation for the expected huge volume of visa applications in the Philippines. The embassy’s visa processing offices will also be renovated for expansion to accommodate more applicants, according to Canada’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in a statement Read more »

TSA checking passengers’ immigration status for domestic flights

By Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. – Recently, a Filipina came to my office after she was “caught” by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) on a domestic flight from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL. She was going through security on this domestic flight when a TSA officer asked her for Read more »

Green Card Despite ‘Fixed Marriage’?

by Michael J. Gurfinkel – Recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which is one court below the U.S. Supreme Court) held that an alien is not required to demonstrate a “good-faith” marriage in order to obtain an “extreme hardship” waiver of the requirement to file a joint petition to Read more »