Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

Definition of "Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)"
  1. A law passed in 2002 that allows individuals applying for green cards or visas in family-based immigration categories to remain eligible even after they turn 21, beyond which they are generally considered too old to be 'children' in immigration law
How to use "Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)" in a sentence
  1. The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) ensured that her application for a green card remained valid even after her 21st birthday.
  2. Since the implementation of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), age-out is no longer an issue for some immigrant children.
  3. Benefiting from the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), the daughter kept her child status for immigration purposes even after turning 21.

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