Policy Alert: Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment of Status [open pdf - 73KB]
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) classification and special immigrant-based (EB-4) adjustment of status, including adjustment based on classification as a special immigrant religious worker, SIJ, and G-4 international organization or NATO-6 employee or family member, among others. [...] Certain foreign nationals may be eligible for classification as special immigrants and seek adjustment to lawful permanent resident status based on such classification. One such classification is SIJ, which is available to certain children who, as determined through state juvenile court proceedings, cannot reunify with one or both parents because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or a similar basis under state law. This guidance, contained in Volumes 6 and 7 of the Policy Manual, replaces the guidance found in Chapter 22.3(q) of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) and the AFM's related appendices. Except for the Perez-Olano Policy Memo 602-0177,1 any related policy memoranda are rescinded and are no longer in effect. The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any prior guidance."
Policy Alert 2016-06; PA-2016-06
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services: https://www.uscis.gov/