LPR Adoptive Parents with USC Spouses Not Required to Adopt Under Hague Convention

The Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a decision that offers multiple adoption routes for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with U.S. citizen spouses. Couples comprised of an LPR and a U.S. citizen spouse may adopt under the Hague Convention or by filing an I-130 through the LPR spouse. The LPR parent is not required to adopt under the Hague Convention even if they are married to a U.S. citizen.



Court Rules TPS Beneficiaries May Adjust Even With an Uninspected Entry

According to a decision made by U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, certain TPS beneficiaries – those who are eligible for an immigrant visa and have an immigrant visa independently available to them through immediate family – may apply for Adjustment of Status regardless of having entered the U.S. without inspection. Rather than returning to their home countries on advanced parole and re-entering the U.S., eligible TPS beneficiaries with a USC spouse or USC children over 21 may apply for Adjustment of Status from within the U.S.



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