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Representing Undocumented Children Who Have Been Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status)  

Author:  Veronica T. Thronson.; Leslye Orloff.; Carole Angel.; Soraya Fata Rocio Molina.; Benish Anver Kalli Wells.

Source: Volume 09, Number 03, Winter 2017 , pp.153-166(14)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abused, neglected, or abandoned children of undocumented immigrants have the possibly of attaining lawful permanent residency—the so called “green card” status—through an application for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Given that being a minor child, having undocumented status, and suffering from neglect or abuse places an individual in a triply vulnerable position, those who advocate for such children will find great benefit in taking advantage of the instructions in this final section.

Keywords: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS); Court Guardianship; Custody; Adoption

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