USCIS Policy Memo: Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children

USCIS Policy Memo: Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in adjudicating Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, filed by a self-petitioning adopted child, when the adopted child has been battered or abused. This PM revises Chapter 21.14 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM); AFM Update AD13-15." - USCIS, Sept. 12, 2013.