BIA Reverses USCIS Policy Against Accepting Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Test Results

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On March 29, 2016, the BIA issued a decision titled the Matter of Ruzku, 26 I&N Dec. 731 (BIA 2016). The BIA held that if sibling-to-sibling DNA test results reflect a 99.5% degree of certainty or higher that a full sibling biological relationship exists; the evidence should be accepted and considered to be probative.