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BIA on K-4 Adjustment: Matter of Valenzuela, ID 3761

Matter of Valenzuela, ID 3761, 25 I&N Dec. 867 (BIA 2012) - An alien who is admitted to the United States in K-4 nonimmigrant status may only adjust his or her status to that of a lawful permanent resident based on the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) filed by the United States citizen K...

BIA on Adult K-4 Adjustment: Matter of Akram, ID 3762

(1) An alien who was admitted to the United States as a K-4 nonimmigrant may not adjust status without demonstrating immigrant visa eligibility and availability as the beneficiary of a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) filed by his or her stepparent, the United States citizen K visa petitioner...

CA7 Overrules Matter of Akram! - Akram v. Holder

"Mahvash Alisha Akram came to this country in 2006. She hoped to join her recently remarried mother and become a lawful permanent resident. Her hopes were dashed when she ran headlong into a regulatory wall. She now argues that the regulation that thwarted her cannot stand. Because we find that...

CA3 Agrees With CA7, Strikes Down K-4 Visa Reg: Cen v. Atty. Gen.

Cen v. Atty. Gen., June 6, 2016 - "The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows a child under the age of twenty-one whose alien parent has married a U.S. citizen abroad to obtain a temporary “K-4” visa to accompany her parent to the United States and, based on the parent’s...