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CSPA: Teach Your Parents, and their Attorneys, Well

"Given the retrogression in the employment-based categories, it is very important that parents of sons and daughters who turned 21 years of age before they obtain permanent residence, and their immigration attorneys, fully understand how the Child Status Protection Act operates." - Carl...

115 Years of Solitude for Mexican Moms?

Carl Shusterman asks, "Does CSPA stand for Child Status Prevention Act?" - " Charles [Wheeler] correctly states that the number of persons who may immigrate to the U.S. under the family-based 2B category is limited to 26,266 annually. There is a per-country limit of 7%, or 1,841 per...

October Visa Bulletin a 'Disaster' - Shusterman

"On September 10, the State Department released the October 2012 Visa Bulletin. Considering that October marks the start of the 2013 fiscal year for the federal government, the new visa bulletin spells disaster for would-be immigrants playing by the rules. The preference categories should move forward...

CSPA Victory in Ninth Circuit, But Don't File Yet! - Carl Shusterman

" Over four years after our law firm sued the USCIS and the State Department in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas to preserve the “automatic conversion” clause in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) , on September 26, 2012, an en banc (11 judges) panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th...

The Battle over CSPA Heads to the Supreme Court

From Carl Shusterman's Feb. 2013 Newsletter, here's a long post : " On January 25, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a 150-page Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court requesting the Court to review our victory in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas in the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Members of Congress, Meet the Campbells!

"Let me tell you a little about Jio’s history. Try to put yourself in her place. She was born in Mexico, and was brought across the border to the U.S. by her parents at the age of 3. A few years later, her uncle died in the U.S., and her parents wanted to bury him in Mexico. So they brought...

We're Off to See the Visa Wizard! - Carl Shusterman

Carl Shusterman's test drive of the Department of State's 'Visa Wizard' website comes to a predictable conclusion: "While I like the idea behind the Visa Wizard, it is of limited value. Just as the Wizard of Oz gave the Scarecrow a diploma when what he needed was a brain, the Visa...

Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon: Carl Shusterman

"We expect the Supreme Court to issue a decision on the nationwide class action lawsuit regarding CSPA, Mayorkas v. DeOsorio, very soon, possibly on May 10 or May 19. While we lawyers argue over the meaning of terms like “retention”, “automatic conversion” and “appropriate...