[pdf] Revised Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) (+)

This guidance significantly modifies a prior interpretation of certain provisions of the CSPA. In particular, it changes how the agency interprets the statute to apply to aliens who aged out prior to the enactment date of the CSPA. It also permits those individuals who were ineligible under the prior policy to file a new application for permanent residence.

[pdf] Guidance for Adjudication of Family-Based Petitions and I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006 (+)

Title IV of the Adam Walsh Act, “Immigration Law Reforms to Prevent Sex Offenders from Abusing Children” contains two provisions that amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). This memorandum provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices regarding the amendments made by the Adam Walsh Act to sections 204(a)(1)(A)(i), 204(a)(1)(B)(i), 101(a)(15)(K), and 237(a)(2)(A) of the Act.

[pdf] The Child Status Protection Act- Memorandum Number 2 (+)

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance to Service officers concerning this new law. As with the previous memorandum, while this memorandum will provide examples of cases that may be affected by the CSPA, it is impossible to anticipate and address every possible scenario.