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: USCIS Policy Memo

"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." - USCIS, July 14, 2014.