Adoption

USCIS Implements Help HAITI Act of 2010

Green Card Through the Help Haiti Act of 2010

 

On December 9, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010 (Help HAITI Act of 2010). This new law will make it possible for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States to become lawful permanent residents (LPR) of the United States and get green cards. Applications to get a green card under this law may be filed at any time on or before December 9, 2013.

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DOL Established Mailbox for Questions Regarding LCA Policies

The Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has established a mailbox for questions regarding LCA policies.  Those seeking policy guidance should submit a question to LCA.Regulation@dol.gov. Questions will be answered in the form of FAQs. The interested public should continue to direct all general inquiries regarding the H-1B program to the Chicago National Processing Center at LCA.Chicago@dol.gov.

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USCIS Announces New Versions of Forms I-600 and I-600A

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it has published new versions of the Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Form I-600 and the Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, Form I-600A .  The new date on the bottom of both forms is “12/30/09 N.” Due to the changes on the forms, previous versions will no longer be accepted after a 60 day transition period. 

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Guestbook Entry for Neeraj Chopta, United States

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Neeraj Chopta
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Indiana
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United States
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<SPAN style=”FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA“>I have adopted a daughter from India. Rajiv S. Khanna Law firm did I-800 for the adoption. Everybody was very helpful throughout the process specially Ms. Sheena Gill. She worked effortlessly on my case, finding an adoption agency to making calls to CBP. This process would not have been possible without Ms. Sheena’s hard work.SPAN>

Successful Adoption of an Indian Orphan Under the Hague Convention on Intercounty Adoption.

We were retained to assist a single US Citizen woman to adopt a child from India.  Due to India’s rigid regulations pertaining to who is eligible to become an adoptive parent of an Indian orphan, our client was initially worried this dream would never come to fruition. She had received very discouraging advice from several sources.  Nevertheless, within about one year’s time after we started working, the process is completed. Both immigration related petitions (I-800/I-800a) were approved within a few weeks after submission.

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Adoption Notice Re: Guatemala

Casa Quivira Cases: DOS issued an alert on December 28, 2009 informing that the Office of the Solicitor General's (PGN's) appeal of the 2009 decision determining the adoptability of the children taken into custody from Casa Quivira was upheld by the appeals court. Note, these children include those who are already residing in the U.S.

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Adoption Notice Re: Cambodia Ratifies New Adoption Law; Adoptions Pending Implementation Have Been Suspended

On December 3, 2009 new laws intended to create a thorough nationwide child welfare system and an intercountry adoption procedure in conformance with The Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention were implemented in Cambodia. However, the processing of adoption petitions for Cambodia was still suspended on December 21, 2009 due to concerns relating to fraud, lack of legal framework, and lack of safeguards in Cambodia to protect children’s best interests.  USCIS remains unable to approve any Form I-600.

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