Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) allows certain youth immigrant survivors of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect by a parent to obtain legal immigration status in the United States. This webinar will review elements required for a successful SIJS application focused particularly on special findings in state court orders. Faculty will provide information and resources on screening for SIJS eligibility, types of qualifying abuse, which SIJS cases OVW and LSC funded organizations may represent, jurisdictional concerns of judges, and clarification on the requirement that only one parent abused the petitioning youth.
- Slideshow: “State Court Findings for Abused Youth Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status”
- Topic: SIJS Federal Materials
- Grounds of Inadmissibility for Special Immigrant Juveniles
- Public Benefits Flow Charts
Public benefits flow charts on VAWA self-petition and cancellation, U visas, T visas, and SIJS.
- Immigration Protection Screening Checklist: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
A checklist for immigration protection screening for special immigrant juvenile status.
- Pathways to Immigration Relief for Students
A brochure giving a brief introduction to immigration relief for students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), U visa, T visa, and VAWA self-petition information.
- Comparison Chart of U Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Legal Services Corporation: Program Letter 14-3
LSC issued a Program Letter to provide guidance to recipients in light of the recent influx of non-citizens into the United States from Central America on when children are eligible for representation by an LSC funded legal services program under LSC’s Anti-abuse regulations.
This publication was developed under grant number SJI-20-E-005 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.