USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

General Information 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Provisions of Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act :

SIJS as Defined by General Provisions of INA law
Text of provision within the Immigration and Naturalization Act 

House of Representatives Conference Report on SIJS 

  • Report from the Appropriations Committee: sec. 113 discusses amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act which addresses problems encountered with the implementation of the SIJ provision.
  • Requires the Attorney General to determine that neither the dependency order nor the administrative or judicial determination of the alien's best interest was sought to obtain legal status but rather to obtain relief from abuse or neglect.
  • Removes jurisdiction from State juvenile courts to consider the custody status or placement of such aliens unless the Attorney General specifically grants consent to such jurisdiction.
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