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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Policy Change

As recently as last month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Office (USCIS) offered some clarification regarding the requirements for obtaining an SIJ classification – otherwise known as a Special Immigration Juvenile classification. The United States Congress established the SIJ classification in 1990. The main purpose of this classification was to pave the way [...]


Who is Eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification that protects juveniles who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent. Special immigrant juveniles whose petitions are approved can also be eligible for lawful permanent residency (a Green Card). This makes SIJS a powerful tool for young immigrants who need the protection of a [...]