Immigration News: USCIS Expands the Definition of Mother and Parent
Under the new policy (PA-2014-009), a mother who meets the definition(*Gave birth to the child, and *Was the child’s legal mother at the time of birth under the law of the relevant jurisdiction), but does not have a genetic relationship with her child (for example, she became pregnant through an egg donor) will:
- Be able to petition for her child based on their relationship
- Be eligible to have her child petition for her based on their relationship
- Be able to transmit U.S. citizenship to her child, if she is a U.S. citizen and all other pertinent citizenship requirements are met as quoted on USCIS News.