Congress Raises Age of Adoption From Sixteen to Eighteen

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24th Apr 2000

On December 7, 1999, President Clinton signed Public Law 106-139, which allows children over the age of sixteen (16) but under the age of eighteen (18) to be adopted and thereafter immigrated by their adoptive parent. Prior to this new … more

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Is INS Driving You Crazy With Delays?

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10th Apr 2000

The following are typical examples of the kinds of inexcusable delays we hear about in consultation everyday. Mr. F is from the Philippines and the beneficiary of an I-130 petition from his United States citizen spouse. This petition and his … more

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Applying for Political Asylum Based On Domestic Violence

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3rd Apr 2000

In order to be eligible for political asylum, the applicant must prove that she has been persecuted by the government as a result of her membership in one of the following five enumerated groups: (1) race, (2) religion, (3) nationality, … more

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