According to the State Department's FY 2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, overall numbers of incoming adoptions continued to decline, with a total of 6441 visas issued for adopted children coming into the United States.  Of the total, about 56% of the ch
After several years of consideration, Congress enacted H.R.
US Signs Child Support Convention - November 2007
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Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that a domestic violence victim from Guatemala was eligible for asylum and withholding of removal, under 8 USC §§ 1158(a) and 1231(b)(3), as a member of a particular social group composed of "married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship."
In the New York Times this week, see In Thailand's Surrogacy Industry, Profit and a Moral Quagmire by Thomas Fuller (Aug. 26, 2014), reporting on a pair of recent scandals and a proposal by the country's ruling military junta to ban commercial surrogacy.


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