No ‘Leapfrogging’ for Visa Applicants Who Aged Out
Children who “aged out” of their eligibility for family visas because of processing delays failed to persuade the Supreme Court on Monday that they deserve priority for adult visas.
The case at hand stems from F3 and F4 petitions filed for the married children of U.S. citizens, or those citizens’ siblings, respectively.
Each of those beneficiaries also had a son or daughter who, on the date of filing the petition, was under 21 and thus qualified as a derivative beneficiary.
Those sons and daughters each turned 21 by the time visas became available, however, even after accounting for age adjustments available under Section 1153(h)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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