USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Samples by State and Region


  • Ruling holds that "where an applicant has shown that a juvenile court has legally committed him to, or placed him under the custody of any agency or department of a State, and he continues to maintain that status, he is not also required to establish that he has been declared dependent, and that he continues to be dependent, on a juvenile court." 
  • In this case, a child who entered state foster care prior to his 18th birthday and elected to remain in such care through a voluntary placement agreement met the requirements for SIJS.


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