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Consular Processing for Overseas Derivative T and U Nonimmigrant Status Family Members: Q&A

"USCIS provides immigration relief to victims of various crimes—including domestic violence and human trafficking—by granting one of two forms of relief: T nonimmigrant status and U nonimmigrant status . Principal victims granted T or U nonimmigrant status may additionally apply...

Matter of A-Y-M-, ID 3750, 25 I&N Dec. 791 (BIA 2012)

Matter of A-Y-M-, ID 3750, 25 I&N Dec. 791 (BIA 2012) - Following the enactment of the Child Status Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 107-208, 116 Stat. 927 (2002), an unmarried alien seeking derivative asylum status based on the approval of his or her parent’s application for asylum who turned 21...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Age-Out Protection for Derivative U Nonimmigrant Status Holders

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance relating to certain U-3 derivative nonimmigrant petitions that are being held for final adjudication or have had their prior approvals limited in time due to the derivative aging-out. This PM also authorizes the approval of U-3 derivative nonimmigrant...

Matter of Estrada, ID 3790

A spouse or child accompanying or following to join a principal grandfathered alien cannot qualify as a derivative grandfathered alien for purposes of section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1255(i) (2006), by virtue of a spouse or child relationship that arose after April...

South Texas man wonders if he’s a citizen after Supreme Court ruling

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, July 20, 2017 - "The Supreme Court has left Leonardo Villegas’ citizenship in limbo. Things might be different if his mother had been born in Texas, like his father, but she was born and gave birth to Villegas in Mexico. The standards Congress has...