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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

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New Jersey

Redacted Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Custody, February 1, 2007

  • This Memorandum outlines the authority of the New Jersey Court to retain jurisdiction past the age of 18,  discusses the definitions of abuse, neglect and abandonment under New Jersey law, analyzes the best interest standard the New Jersey Court employs and finally applies this standard to the factual findings required to apply for special immigrant juvenile status.  

Redacted Brief in Support of Motion to Petition for Custody, Essex County, 2006.

Redacted Supplemental Brief in Support of Motion to Petition for Custody, Essex County, 2006.

  • This Supplemental Brief explains to the court that when a child has been released from the custody of the federal government, consent need not be obtained. 

Redacted Letters to the court instructing that consent need not be obtained for a child released from the custody of the federal government. Essex County, 2007.

Redacted Affidavit of Child in Support of Motion to Petition for Custody, Essex County, 2006. (English and Spanish).

Redacted Order granting custody and making necessary SIJS findings, Essex Country, April 19, 2007.

In the Matter of “XX”. Superior Court of New Jersey. 2002. Sample packet includes:

  • Complaint for Custody.
  • Notice of Motion to Petition for Custody.
  • Brief in Support of Motion to Petition for Custody of “XX”

Redacted Complaint for Custody and SIJS Findings, Superior Court of NJ, Morris County, 2006.  Sample Packet includes:

  • Confidential Litigant Information Sheet
  • Notice of Motion to Petition for Custody
  • Complaint for Custody Brief In Support of Motion to Petition for CustodyProposed Order (Exhibit A)
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