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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Manuals

Overview of SIJS Representation Process

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status A Step-by-Step Guide for Safe Passage Volunteer Attorneys (Focus on NY Law) (November, 2014)

Procedural Guides for representation before Immigration Courts

EOIR Immigration Court Practice Manual

Representing Children in Immigration Matters- ABA (February, 2014)
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/gpsolo/2014/02/2014-aba-gpsolo-midyear-meeting/2014_midyear_cle_03_introduction_to_representing_children_in_immigration_matters.authcheckdam.pdf

Appeals
EOIR Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/qapracmanual/apptmtn4.htm


Overview of SJIS and USCIS Application Process
Protective Services Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Legal Permanent Residency Application Guide and Instructions – New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
http://cssr.berkeley.edu/cwscmsreports/LatinoPracticeAdvisory/New%20Mexico/SIJS_Legal%20Permanent%20Resident%20Guide.pdf
Basic Procedural Manual for Representing Children and Youth Seeking SIJS – National Immigrant Justice Center (December, 2014) http://immigrantjustice.org/sites/immigrantjustice.org/files/SIJS%20Manual%2012%202014%20Final.pdf
Common questions in State Court Proceedings
SIJS Role-play common questions in State Courts Proceedings – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ilrc)
http://www.ilrc.org/files/documents/sijs_roleplay_common_questions_in_state_court_final.pdf

Children and Youth Rights
Know your Rights Manual for Children and Youth – National Immigrant Justice Center (2014)

http://immigrantjustice.org/sites/immigrantjustice.org/files/Immigration%20and%20You%202014.pdf

USCIS and EOIR Memorandums and SJIS General Information
SIJS Brochure: Information for Juvenile Court Judges, Child Welfare Workers, and Others Working with Abused Children, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (May 29, 2014)
SIJS Flier: Information for Juvenile Courts
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (May 29, 2014)

Neufeld Memorandum on SIJS Provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (March 24, 2009)

Attorney General and BIA Precedent Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws of the U.S.
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/intdec/lib_indecitnet.html

Fact Sheet EOIR’s e-Registry Program
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/engage/eRegistry/factsheet-eRegistry.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions EOIR’s e-Registry Program
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/engage/eRegistry/FAQs-eRegistry.pdf

How to Register for the EOIR’s E-Registry Program
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/engage/eRegistry/instructions-eRegistry.pdf

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Summary – USCIS (April, 2014)
http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/Immigration_Relief_for_Abused_Children-FINAL.pdf

Memorandum to USCIS regarding Challenges in the Adjudications of Petitions for SIJS – National Immigrant Justice Center (July 18, 2013)
https://www.immigrantjustice.org/sites/immigrantjustice.org/files/NIJC_Special%20Immigrant%20Juvenile%20Status%20Memorandum_Final_USCIS.pdf

Executive Office for Immigration Review, Special Immigrant Juveniles: All the Special Rules, Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2014)
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/ILA-Newsleter/ILA%202014/vol8no1.pdf 

Policy Memorandum:  Implementation of the Special Immigrant Juvenile Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement (April 4, 2011)
http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2011/April/perez-olano-settlement.pdf

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