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Cases On Hold Pending BIA Review of Retroactive Adoption Rules

"The 9th Circuit demanded a status report Thursday as immigration authorities reconsider their blanket rule against recognizing retroactive adoption orders. ... In petitioning for a panel rehearing, Holder noted that "the board has recently called for supplemental briefing in two cases presenting...

BIA on Adoption: Matter of R. Huang, 26 I&N Dec. 627 (BIA 2015)

Official Headnote: The beneficiary of a visa petition who was adopted pursuant to a State court order that was entered when the beneficiary was more than 16 years old, but with an effective date prior to his or her 16th birthday, may qualify as an adopted child under section 101(b)(1)(E)(i) of the Immigration...