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Writs of Mandamus: An Introduction

The immigration process is often a long and frustrating one, with applicants forced to endure interminable periods of waiting. But in some instances, the waiting periods shift from aggravating to

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Is my US child a citizen?

The simplest way citizenship is attained is by location of birth.  Children born in the United States or certain U.S. territories are automatically U.S. citizens. What if my child was

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Immigration Options for Afghan Parolees

More than 77,000 Afghan nationals were paroled into the United States during Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), a mission to evacuate and resettle Afghans in the U.S. following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August 2021. These Afghans were granted parole status for two years, allowing them to remain and work in the country. As the two-year expiration date of the statuses of thousands draws near, Afghans want to know what their options are.

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Preparing Former Afghan NDS and Military Officers for Asylum Interviews

The 1951 Refugee Convention (also known as the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees) (hereinafter “Convention”) is the primary international legal document defining who is a refugee and the basis on which refugees can seek asylum. The same document also details the individuals that do not qualify as refugees and therefore cannot seek asylum.

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