ABSTRACT

Memorandum: The Child Status Protection Act   [open pdf - 85KB]

"On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) (attached). This law amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) by changing how an alien is determined to be a child for purposes of immigrant classification. This law changes who can be considered to be a child for the purpose of the issuance of visas by the Department of State and for purposes of adjustment of status of aliens by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service). The purpose of this memorandum is to provide preliminary guidance to Service officers concerning the amendments made to the Act by the CSPA. While this memorandum will provide examples of cases that may be effected by the CSPA, it is impossible to anticipate and address every possible scenario. As a note, the sections of the CSPA that address children of asylees and refugees will be addressed in a separate memorandum."

Report Number:
HQADN 70/6.1.1
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Date:
2002-09-20
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/
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pdf
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