Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) SuccessPublished: Friday, June 14, 2013
Immigration Law Associates was able to convince the USCIS to overturn a denied I-485 adjustment of status case by applying the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The case involved an individual who's aunt had originally filed an I-130 immigrant visa petition for this child's mother back in 1995. The mother eventually obtained her permanent residence after the child had turned 21 years old. Thus the child was technically no longer considered her child for immigration purposes because he was over 21 and not eligible to adjust his status anymore. Immigration Law Associates was able to convince the USCIS to apply section 203 of the CSPA to the child's case to retain his mother's original priority date of 1995 and to automatically convert the child's status to the category of unmarried son of a legal permanent resident since his mother was now a legal permanent resident. The child obtained his permanent residence card and is now living and working in the United States.