Immigration News: USCIS Expands the Definition of Mother and Parent

international flags cover globeUnder 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.

For more information see- USCIS Expands the Definition of “Mother” and “Parent” to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

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