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Immigration Relief for Abused Children: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Information for Juvenile Court Judges and Child Welfare Professionals   [open pdf - 317KB]

From the Overview: "Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status is an immigration classification for certain foreign children present in the United States who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by a parent. Children may be eligible if they are the subject of a juvenile court order that makes certain findings regarding: [1] Their court-ordered custody, placement or dependency; [2] The non-viability of parental reunification; and [3] The best interests of the child. SIJ classification allows these individuals to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status (also known as getting a Green Card). Children eligible for SIJ classification may include those who are: [1] In a state's child welfare system; [2] Currently (or were previously) in federal custody due to their undocumented status; or [3] Living with a foster family, an appointed guardian or the non-abusive custodial parent."

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2016-04
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Public Domain
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