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  • Opting for motions to reopen/reconsider, AAO appeal, re-filing or litigation
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  • Advocating with agency leaders, the Executive Branch and Members of Congress
  • Litigating causes of action:
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    • Petition for review of administrative agency action
    • Paperwork Reduction Act "Public Protection" clause
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