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Kulas v. Jaddou: Challenging the delays in adjudicating I-730/follow-to-join petitions of Sri Lankan family

This is one in a series of cases in which IRAP is representing refugee families who are seeking to reunite in the United States. 

Our client

Our client, Jayarajah Kulas, is a Tamil refugee who fled Sri Lanka nearly a decade ago to escape kidnapping, torture, and death at the hands of the Sri Lankan army. He was unable to bring his family with him on his difficult journey to safety. By the time he filed this lawsuit, Mr. Kulas had been separated from his family for over eight years.


The Kulas family was safely reunited in the United States in August 2023.

Case status

IRAP dismissed the lawsuit after Mr. Kulas’s family arrived in the United States.