DEATH OF A PETITIONER: WHAT’S NEXT?

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29th Mar 2003

Beneficiaries of family-based immigrant visa petitions find themselves in a quandary when their petitioners die before they immigrate or obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States. Under the pertinent federal regulations, family-sponsored petitions are revoked automatically upon the death … more

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Child Status Protection Questions and Answers – (CSPA Q & A Part 1)

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24th Mar 2003

1. What is the Child Status Protection Act (“CSPA”)? The CSPA is an attempt by Congress to address the BCIS (formerly known as the INS) and State Department processing delays in approving permanent residency status. Prior to CSPA, any children … more

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22nd Mar 2003

7a. A U.S. company sponsored me for an immigrant visa. I am processing my immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate and my eldest child will turn 21 nextmonth, April 2003. Will my child age out? Children who are the direct … more

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