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Federal Policy

Special Status Seekers: Through the Underused SIJS Process, Immigrant Juveniles May Obtain Legal Status

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, State Policy, Unaccompanied Minors

Special Status Seekers: Through the Underused SIJS Process, Immigrant Juveniles May Obtain Legal Status

Los Angeles Lawyer (February 2012)

Written by Kristen Jackson, this article discusses the use of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status as a form of immigration relief for immigrant youth.

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Special Immigrant Status for Certain Aliens Declared Dependent on a Juvenile Court

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

Special Immigrant Status for Certain Aliens Declared Dependent on a Juvenile Court

Special Immigrant Juvenile, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 8, § 204.11

Government Publishing Office (2012)

Provides guidance on the process for establishing an immigrant child’s eligibility for an immigrant visa when the child has been placed in foster care and is declared dependent by a juvenile court.

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Federal Immigration and Nationality Law (United States Code Title 8, Chapter 12, Cornell University, Legal Information Institute)

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy

Federal Immigration and Nationality Law (United States Code Title 8, Chapter 12, Cornell University, Legal Information Institute)

Cornell University/Legal Information Institute (2011)

Compiles legislation enacted by Congress regarding immigration and naturalization law.

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Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

By | Adoption, Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (July 2010)

This is a national benchbook for juvenile and family court judges on various immigration related issues including: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, adoption, VAWA, U Visas, divorce, child custody, immigration consequences of delinquency and crime, and immigration enforcement.

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Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy

Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

Wendy Cervantes, Yali Lincroft, & Ken Borelli, First Focus (May 21, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families. In three papers, authors address immigration enforcement, language, cultural, immigration relief, public benefits, and child welfare financing.

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Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

First Focus (May 21, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families.

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The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy

The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

First Focus (April 7, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families.

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Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act 

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Foster Care, Law & Policy, Practice, Resources, Social Workers

Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Center for the Study of Social Policy & Urban Institute (2009)

This publication examines the effects of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, including, “The Impact of ASFA on Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System.”

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William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 (P.L. 110-457)

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 (P.L. 110-457)

U.S. Congress (December 23, 2008)

In addition to expanding protections for trafficking victims generally, the TVPRA made procedural and substantive changes to immigration legal relief for unaccompanied alien children. Specifically, section 235 of the TVPRA increased many protections for unaccompanied alien children seeking relief from removal, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum.

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Child Citizenship Act of 2000: Public Law 106-395 [H.R. 2883] (United States Congress, 2000)

By | Adoption, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy

Child Citizenship Act of 2000: Public Law 106-395 [H.R. 2883] (United States Congress, 2000)

United States Congress (December 1, 2000)

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer U.S. citizenship automatically and retroactively to certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

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