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CSPA: Teach Your Parents, and their Attorneys, Well

"Given the retrogression in the employment-based categories, it is very important that parents of sons and daughters who turned 21 years of age before they obtain permanent residence, and their immigration attorneys, fully understand how the Child Status Protection Act operates." - Carl...

115 Years of Solitude for Mexican Moms?

Carl Shusterman asks, "Does CSPA stand for Child Status Prevention Act?" - " Charles [Wheeler] correctly states that the number of persons who may immigrate to the U.S. under the family-based 2B category is limited to 26,266 annually. There is a per-country limit of 7%, or 1,841 per...

CSPA Victory in Ninth Circuit, But Don't File Yet! - Carl Shusterman

" Over four years after our law firm sued the USCIS and the State Department in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas to preserve the “automatic conversion” clause in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) , on September 26, 2012, an en banc (11 judges) panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th...

The Battle over CSPA Heads to the Supreme Court

From Carl Shusterman's Feb. 2013 Newsletter, here's a long post : " On January 25, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a 150-page Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court requesting the Court to review our victory in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas in the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon: Carl Shusterman

"We expect the Supreme Court to issue a decision on the nationwide class action lawsuit regarding CSPA, Mayorkas v. DeOsorio, very soon, possibly on May 10 or May 19. While we lawyers argue over the meaning of terms like “retention”, “automatic conversion” and “appropriate...