All About the Child Status Protection Act

Oct. 2, 2023 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5

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.

A recorded version of this webinar will be posted on CLINIC's website here.

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This training takes place in the Eastern Time Zone.

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Certificates of Attendance are only issued to participants who attend the live session(s).

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

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02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

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