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April 19, 2023

Citizens of Nowhere Representing Stateless Clients in Immigration Court

Date:  April 19, 2023 


During this webinar, panelists will educate immigration practitioners on how to recognize and represent stateless people in the US immigration system.

There are an estimated 218,000 stateless individuals living in the United States, but there is no federal definition of statelessness, nor are there any specific protections for stateless people under the law. As “citizens of nowhere,” stateless people face unique obstacles that may present novel challenges, even to experienced immigration lawyers. This training will discuss particular issues faced by stateless people and offer best practices on how to represent stateless individuals seeking immigration relief.

This is a companion webinar to the Understanding Statelessness held on March 24.  Viewing the prior webinar is not a prerequisite, but it is available for free on the ABA Commission on Immigration YouTube channel.  


  • Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough – Founding Member and Executive Director of United Stateless
  • Samantha Sitterley – Staff Attorney, United Stateless 
  • David Bennion, Executive Director of Free Migration Project

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