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Immigration Law

USCIS Policy Alert: Adoptions

USCIS, Nov. 19, 2021

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is publishing a volume in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding adoptions. This guidance incorporates basic requirements for the submission of adoption-based applications and petitions to USCIS. ... This guidance consolidates, clarifies, and replaces Chapters 21.4(d)(5), 21.5, 21.6, and 21.16 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), as well as the AFM’s related appendices."