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.
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.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide further guidance to CIS personnel concerning the effect of Section 4 and 5 of the CSPA on petitions for children following to join an asylee or refugee and for purposes of adjustment of status under Section 209 of the act.
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.