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USCIS to Host "Grandfathered" Adoptions Engagement on Jan. 31, 2012

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: "Grandfathered" Adoptions Engagement U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/24/2012 04:43 PM EST Dear Stakeholder, USCIS invites interested parties to participate in a national stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday...

USCIS Unable to Resume Processing Adoptions from Vietnam

Released Feb. 2, 2011: Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Adoption Convention WASHINGTON – "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it cannot approve a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative , filed on behalf of a...

Communication to All LSC Grantees Regarding Hague Convention Cases

"LSC grantees have the statutory and regulatory authority to represent eligible foreign nationals in Hague Convention cases brought in United States courts. This includes foreign nationals residing abroad." - James J. Sandman, LSC President, Nov. 30, 2011 .

USCIS Unable to Approve I-800 Petitions to Adopt Children from Cambodia

USCIS, Jan. 2, 2013 - " The Cambodian government has indicated that it intends to begin accepting intercountry adoption petitions on Jan. 1, 2013. Cambodia joined the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention) on...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: International Adoption Simplification Act

"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act...

DOS Final Rule: International Adoption Simplification Act

"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act...

USCIS Interim Memo: Hague Convention, Residence

Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in the United States for Children from Hague Convention Countries "This policy memorandum (PM) clarifies the criteria to follow in determining whether or not the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption...

USCIS Liberalizes Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in Some Hague Convention Adoption Cases

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), there are three ways that adopted children can qualify as the children of a U.S. citizen parent for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent resident status, and generally derivative U.S. citizen status, through that adoptive parent....

CA5 on Hague Convention, Asylum: Lopez Sanchez v. R.G.L.

"Today, for the third time, we address an appeal by three children who are natives of Mexico, who seek reversal of the district court’s finding under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction that they were being wrongfully retained in the United States and...