Application of the Child Status Protection Act to the Children of U.S. Citizen Petitioners

Application of the Child Status Protection Act to the Children of U.S. Citizen Petitioners

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (December 2018)

This practice advisory is one of a series of ILRC Practice Advisories on the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).1 CSPA, enacted on August 6, 2002, is a complex law that applies in different ways to different types of immigrant offspring. The overall intent of this law is to compensate for delays in processing that in the past caused the children of immigrants to age out and become ineligible for certain immigration benefits through their parents.

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