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Legal Representation for Stateless Persons in the United States

If you are an Immigration Attorney representing a client who is, or may be stateless, you may find the resources listed below very valuable. If you are, or think you may be stateless, please share this page with your attorney!

A webinar co-hosted by UNHCR and the immigration firm Benach Collopy LLP on 22 August 2017.

An Attorney Training Manual from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Representing Stateless Persons before U.S. Immigration Authorities)

The UNHCR Handbook contains a step by step analysis to help determine if someone is stateless. If you are wondering if you are stateless, the Handbook contains information that can help.

 

For example, refugees are not necessarily stateless, but they can be! However, just because you are stateless doesn't automatically make you a refugee. The Handbook can help you tell the difference.

Handbook on Protection of Stateless Persons (Representing Stateless Persons under International Law)

The UNHCR Handbook contains a step by step analysis to help determine if someone is stateless. If you are wondering if you are stateless, the Handbook contains information that can help.

 

For example, refugees are not necessarily stateless, but they can be! However, just because you are stateless doesn't automatically make you a refugee. The Handbook can help you tell the difference.