USCIS Updates Policy Manual Guidance on the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

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USCIS is clarifying existing guidance on the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) in the USCIS Policy Manual to address:

  • Application of the CSPA to derivatives of widows and widowers;
  • Guidance for which immigrant petition is used to calculate the CSPA age for adjustment of status applicants; and
  • The one-year “sought to acquire” requirement for permanent residence and how applicants may satisfy the requirement.

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