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LAC Releases Updated Practice Advisories on the CSPA and the APA

Released on Fri, Jun 21, 2013

For Immediate Release

LAC Releases Updated Practice Advisories on the Child Status Protection Act and
the Administrative Procedure Act


Washington, D.C.—The Legal Action Center (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of two updated practice advisories:

·     The Child Status Protection Act.  The CSPA was enacted to provide relief to children who “age-out” as a result of both visa backlogs and delays by USCIS in processing visa petitions and asylum and refugee applications. This practice advisory provides an overview of the CSPA, its effective date, and its interpretation and implementation by USCIS, the U.S. Department of State, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the courts.

·     Immigration Lawsuits and the APA: The Basics of a District Court Action. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) provides that a person who is suffering a legal wrong because of agency action is entitled to judicial review. Suits brought under the APA can be effective means of challenging unlawful agency decisions or actions in immigration cases outside of the removal context. This practice advisory discusses the procedural requirements for an APA suit, highlights the primary issues that arise in such cases, and provides examples of how the courts have decided these issues in immigration cases. 


For a complete list of the LAC’s Practice Advisories, please visit our website.

For more information, contact or call 202-507-7516.


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