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Panel rejects suit over immigrants' adult children

Panel rejects suit over immigrants' adult children

A federal appeals court has ruled that immigrants might have to wait years to bring their now-adult children to the country.
A three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, has ruled that a 2002 law on children's immigration does not enable these now-grown children to come here more quickly.
It can take more than a decade to obtain a green card through a relative, but only children under 21 can immigrate on their parents' petitions.
Immigration attorneys argued that a 2002 law designed to prevent children from "aging out" due to lengthy processing meant that now-grown children should be allowed here soon after their parents filed paperwork on their behalf. But the government says they were new applicants and must start the process anew.


Updated : 2021-07-24 06:32 GMT+08:00