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USCIS Policy Update on Assisted Reproductive Technology
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a stakeholder listening session on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 1–2:30 p.m. (Eastern) about a policy update on assisted reproductive technology (ART).
This policy update (PA-2014-009) clarifies the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act to include gestational legal mothers using ART regardless of whether they are the genetic mother. Previously, U.S. citizen mothers were generally required to have a genetic relationship with their child in order to transmit citizenship at birth.
During this teleconference, USCIS representatives discussed this policy update and answered stakeholder questions.