Child Protection Status Act

Legal Guidance from a New Jersey Immigration Attorney

The Child Protection Status Act (CSPA) was established to prevent youths who had applied for U.S. citizenship, green cards, or refugee status prior to the age of 21 from "aging out" of eligibility. All children and immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are given preference for immigration purposes. The primary goal of CSPA is to preserve this status.

Essentially, there would be no statute of limitations to govern the time limits for children and relatives. Furthermore, they will be exempt from being included in the yearly allotment of green cards that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will issue.

If you need assistance with you or your child's application, contact the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini now for legal counsel!

What Are the Qualifications?

Any child or immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen, who filed the application before the age of 21 and unmarried are eligible. There are numerous benefits for these individuals. They will be given priority status, which can tremendously accelerate the immigration process. The first step is to complete and submit Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.

Children must fall under one of these categories:

  • Any children born to married parents
  • Natural-born children to unmarried parents and the father acknowledges paternity.
  • Any stepchildren who were under the age of 18 at the time of the parents' marriage. Parents must continue to be married.

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I am ready to help you realize and achieve your immigration goals. Contact my firm now and let us begin paving the road to your success!

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