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Dr. Kirkland (Lieutenant Colonel, Retired), an expert in Mexican/Central American drug cartel and gang violence, has experience serving as an expert witness for legal cases where Mexican and Central American nationals in the United States facing deportation are requesting either asylum or withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture.

The services he provides include consultation with attorneys to review case details, consultation with the claimant and relevant witnesses, research for and drafting of a signed and notarized affidavit for presentation to the Court, and telephonic testimony during the immigration hearing.

Fees are charged on an hourly basis, and the average case requires between four and six hours of work.

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Education & Licenses

MA and PhD, Latin American History, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh