Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is available to undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both of their parents. If a state court decides that a child’s parent(s) neglected, abandoned or abused the them, the child may apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and get a green card.



Eligibility Status for SIJS
By: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
An overview of the SIJS eligibility requirements. 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Overview
By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
An introduction and overview of SIJS, including the benefits, risks, and the application process.

SIJS Introduction and Overview
A chapter on SIJS from a manual for legal advocates who are representing unaccompanied children.


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