Amerasian Act Law and Legal Definition

Amerasian Act (“Act”) is a federal law that provides for the immigration of certain Amerasian children to the U.S. To qualify as an Amerasian and enjoy the benefits of the Act, an alien must have been born in Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam after December 31, 1950, and before October 22, 1982, and have been fathered by a U.S. citizen. [8 CFR 204.4]. Congress enacted the Act to address the situation of persons fathered abroad by U.S. servicemen to women of Asian nationalities during World War II and the Korean War. [Kaplan v. Chertoff, 481 F. Supp. 2d 370, 378 (D. Pa. 2007)].