Repatriation Flight

What Is a Repatriation Flight?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, International Law

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of international flights were suspended. Nonetheless, some airlines were offering sporadic international services known as repatriation flights. At the time, tens of thousands of American citizens stranded in 100+ countries were brought home. What is a repatriation flight, and how do they work? Here’s everything you need to know. What Is …

Difference Between an Embassy and a Consulate

What’s the Difference Between an Embassy and a Consulate?

Legal Assistant International Law, Resources

Let’s say you and your friend are on holiday in Cancún. Your friend ends up making a slightly ill-advised decision and ends up becoming a “guest of the state.” You’ve tried your best to explain to the local police officers that your friend was not aware they were breaking the law when they committed the offense. The friendly officers sympathize …

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What Is the Afghan Allies Protection Act?

Legal Assistant International Law

In July 2021, President Biden upheld the government’s decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, citing that it was now time to end US involvement in Afghan affairs. He further stated that the chances of a Taliban takeover were minimal since the Afghan military was now better-equipped, better-trained, and more competent as far as war affairs go. A week after …

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Who Can Seek Asylum in the United States?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Immigration Law, International Law

Asylum is a legal protection afforded to individuals who’ve fled their home country, where they’ve undergone persecution, or have a legitimate fear of getting persecuted if they were to return in the future. It gives them a chance to start a new life in a foreign country. The process of seeking asylum in the US is not as easy as …

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Can a Naturalized Citizen Be Deported?

Legal Assistant Immigration Law, International Law

In 2019, the Trump administration embarked on a campaign to deport naturalized US citizens. More than 700,000 individuals were at risk of getting their citizenship stripped from them over what the government termed as “flaws in the naturalization process.” It begs the question – Can a naturalized citizen be deported, and on what grounds? Here’s everything you need to know. …

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Can You Sue a Country?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, International Law, Personal Injury Law

In a 2019 ruling, a federal judge ordered Iran to pay Jason Rezaian and his kin almost $180 million in damages. The Washington Post reporter took to the courts to sue the Middle Eastern country for his unlawful detention, imprisonment, physical abuse, and the psychological torture he endured at the hands of Iranian authorities. This ruling raised many questions, key …

How Did the Colonial Pipeline Get Hacked and Who’s Next?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Regulatory Law

On April 29, 2021, hackers gained access to the Colonial Pipeline Co. IT network. The security breach, which took down the country’s largest fuel pipeline, caused widespread gas shortages across the East Coast. The cause: a single compromised password. How did the Colonial pipeline get hacked, and could it happen again? Here’s everything you need to know. Who Owns Colonial …

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Get Kidnapped?

Legal Assistant Employment Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Law, Resources

Every year, more than 90 million Americans travel outside the US for work or leisure. However, the last thing you would expect to happen when you’re in a foreign country is to get kidnapped. That’s anyone’s worst nightmare. Although kidnapping statistics held by the US government and private security companies are not usually released publicly, we estimate that number could …

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Are There Laws in International Waters?

Legal Assistant International Law

If you were a fugitive on the run, where would you escape to? Is there any place on earth you could go where law enforcement couldn’t get to you? Well, one option would be to buy a yacht or sailboat and head out to the high seas and live out the rest of your days there. Sort of like a …