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USCIS Policy Memo: Guidance for Determining if an Adoption is Valid for Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Purposes

"This policy memorandum (PM) amends the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to provide guidance on whether an “adoption” is valid for immigration purposes." - USCIS, Nov. 6, 2012 .

USCIS Policy Memo: Ethiopia Pre-Adoption Immigration Review

"This policy memorandum (PM) implements the Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) of Forms I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (“Form I-600”), filed on behalf of children from, and physically located in Ethiopia. Effective September 1, 2013, the Government of...