The Biden Administration recently announced a policy change in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that will allow children born to US parents via surrogacy or assisted reproductive technology to qualify for US citizenship and permanent residence.
This policy change will benefit the babies born abroad to US citizens and permanent residents by allowing them citizenship and family-based immigration.
What Is the Updated USCIS Policy?
According to the updated policy, for the babies to meet the eligibility criteria for US citizenship or permanent residence, one parent must be genetically related or have a child. That parent must be married and be recognized as the legal guardian of the child.
This updated policy decision was made to help modern families. This includes couples who use Vitro Fertilization (IVF), same-sex couples using assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy, and other parents living abroad.