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USCIS issues policy guidance regarding Child Status Protection Act

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 23, 2018

    USCIS issues policy guidance regarding the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The guidance: (1) explains the applicability of the CSPA, including eligibility and evidentiary requirements; (2) consolidates previous guidance and incorporates judicial interpretations; and (3) explains how the Visa Bulletin charts impact CSPA eligibility determinations. [ID #722]

    USCIS Policy Alert (PA-2018-05): Child Status Protection Act
  2. Effective Date

    May 23, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

Commentary

  • AILA Comment on CSPA section of Policy Manual

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association notes the omission of EB-5 derivatives from the USCIS guidance on the Child Family Protection Act.

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  • AILA Supplemental Comment on CSPA section of Policy Manual

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association critiques the failure of the USCIS guidance on the Child Family Protection Act to treat a filing under DOS' "Dates for Filing" chart as the date on which CSPA protection is secured.

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