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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Samples by State and Region  

Virginia: State-Wide Resources

Matter of "B", 2005:

Virginia: Arlington County

Redacted Petition for Custody, Approval and Factual Findings to Permit Minor's Application for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Arlington County, 2006.

Virginia: Fairfax County

Redacted Amended Memorandum in Support of Amending Order Obtained Prior to 18th Birthday and Allowing for SIJS Jurisdiction, Fairfax County, 2008.

Redacted Amended Memorandum arguing that the court retains jurisdiction past the age of 18 when a petition was properly filed prior to the child's 18th birthday and the court had not fully adjudicated the request, Fairfax County, 2008.

Redacted Order in the Above Case - Child Obtained SIJS special findings after reaching 18, Fairfax County, 2008.

Redacted Memorandum in support of Petitioner's request for SIJS, Fairfax County, 2006.

Virginia: Prince William County

Redacted Memorandum in Support of Petition for Order Regarding SIJS.

Redacted Petition for Order Regarding SIJS

Redacted Affidavit 

Redacted Order Regarding Respondent's Eligibility for SIJS, 2006. 

Redacted Order for SIJS, Prince William County. 2007.

Redacted Order retaining Court's jurisdiction in above case, Prince William County, 2007.

Redacted Memorandum in the above case arguing that not only does the Circuit Court have jurisdiction, but it retains jurisdiction and should enter the factual findings for SIJS, Prince William County, 2007.

  • Although the child turned 18 prior to the issuance of the Order in this case, counsel filed the petition prior to the child's 18th birthday, requested a hearing prior to this date and argued that the the request for factual findings for SIJS was not moot because his immigration case was pending and unaffected. 

Amended Virginia Pro Hac Vice rules went into effect July 1, 2007.

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