All About the Child Status Protection Act

About This Recording

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) helps preserve the age of a "child" so they can remain in the immediate relative or F-2A category, or as a derivative in one of the preference categories. But calculating the age of a child can get complicated, especially now that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department apply different interpretations of the law. In this webinar the presenters will:

  • Explain the CSPA and its application in the family-based immigration context.
  •  Clarify the new interpretation by the USCIS on when to calculate adjusted age.
  • Illustrate how applicants can use the "extraordinary circumstances" exception if they failed to satisfy the one-year filing requirement.
  • Contrast the USCIS interpretation with that of the State Department for children who are consular processing.
  • Cover how the CSPA protects children immigrating through VAWA, the diversity visa lottery, and as derivatives of asylee and refugees, widow(er)s, and Afghans granted Special Immigrant Visa status.

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