An Overview of USCIS's New SIJS Regulations

Immigrant Youth
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Special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) provides a way for certain young people who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent to obtain immigration status. This practice advisory reviews the history of the federal regulationsimplementing the SIJS statute and then provides an overview of the new SIJSregulations, published in the spring of 2022. In the overview, the advisory highlights notable policy changes implemented through the new regulations.