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Law That Saves Lives

On August 31, 2020 by Schnader

Keith E. Whitson, Managing Partner of Schnader’s Pittsburgh Office, was featured in a profile in Mt. Lebanon Magazine, “Law That Saves Lives.”

“Whitson has represented more than two dozen immigrants seeking asylum free-of-charge over the past decade.  . . . Whitson once helped a Rwandan woman who was seeking asylum for her two daughters. Her husband, who was an officer in the Rwandan Patriotic Front, had become abusive toward her because of her background and political beliefs, so she fled the country and eventually came to the U.S. on a student visa. She was not able to bring her daughters, however, whom she had left in hiding in Uganda. Whitson helped her to apply for asylum for herself and derivative asylum for her daughters. After two years of hearings and countless hours spent working with the embassy in Kampala, Uganda, their asylums were granted.”

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