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Episode 81 - Interview with Former Diplomat & Consular Officer and Current Immigration Attorney Christopher Richardson. 

 Consular Processing Practice and the Life of a Diplomat

- LATimes Op ED

- Email Address:

- DOS/AILA Liaison Meetings Notes for Fall 2018

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Episode 80 - Interview with Asylee & Activist Edafe Okporo, Author of "Bed 26: A Memoir of an African Man's Asylum in the United States"

Twitter: @EdafeOkporo /

RDJ Refugee Center:

Email: / Memoir

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Episode 79 - Interview with Former Diplomat & Consular Officer and Current Immigration Attorney Christopher Richardson. Discussing Consular Processing Practice and the Life of a Diplomat.

- His LATimes Op ED:

- His Email Address:

- DOS/AILA Liaison Meetings Notes for Fall 2018:

Episode Podcast & Download

Episode 78 - Recap of Immigration Law & Practice Change in 2018

Review of L-1A AAO Decisions for Feb/Mar 2018

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