Regine Tells Her Story on US Immigration Show
Asias songbird, Ms. Regine Velasquez, had a soaring careershe was a multi-platinum recording artist, boxoffice movie star, SRO concert performer. She was on top of the world until the summer of 2000 when her world seemed to crash.
She was in the thick of preparations for her "R2K" concert tour in the US when she was accused of alien smuggling and was almost banned from entering the US for life.
The songbird struggled against the winds of public humiliation, depression, emotional and psychological pain. "It was really very embarrassing, but I just didnt know how I could clear my name," Regine disclosed. "For two weeks I just stayed in my room and cried. I never thought something like this could happen to meI couldnt sleep, had falling hair"
Her "knight-in-Hawaiian-shirt" came in the person of Atty. Michael J. Gurfinkel, known as the "Attorney to the Stars" and "Attorney of Last Hope." Atty. Gurfinkel has helped many Filipino celebrities like Christopher de Leon, Michael de Mesa and Gina Alajar in obtaining their green cards, working visas or even their American citizenship. Someone suggested to Regine that she also get the professional advice and help of Atty. Gurfinkel.
With a lot of hard work and research, Atty. Gurfinkel was …
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Publication information: Article title: Regine Tells Her Story on US Immigration Show. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: May 8, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.