USCIS Updates Its Policy to Accept DNA Testing to Support Sibling Relationships
Pasricha & Patel
In the absence of substantive documentary proof to link sibling-to-sibling relationships in family-based immigrant petition filing cases, the USCIS is finally allowing its officers to consider direct sibling-to-sibling DNA results obtained from AABB-accredited labs. The USCIS already allows DNA testing in parentage context, so this represents a positive step by the USCIS in recognizing the recent advances made in DNA testing that extend to direct siblings too.
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