Regulations/Statutes

Important Notice Regarding TPS Re-Registration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not be reusing previously captured fingerprint and biometric (photograph and signature) data during the next Central American Temporary Protected Status (TPS) re-registration period.

USCIS Expands the Definition of "Mother" and "Parent" to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

 

October 28, 2014

USCIS issued a new policy (PA-2014-009) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless of whether they are the genetic mothers. USCIS and the Department of State (DOS), who exercise authority over these issues, collaborated in the development of this policy. USCIS and DOS concluded that the term “mother” and “parent” under the INA includes any mother who:

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