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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Problem-Solving and Special Issues

Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2016
Running Time: 01:16:14

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Taken from the Web Program Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2016: Effective Advocacy and Ethical Best Practices recorded November, 2016 in New York.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Problem-Solving and Special Issues [01:16:14]
  • When procedural issues get in the way - service concerns, uncooperative roommates, etc.
  • What constitutes neglect, abuse, abandonment, or a similar basis under state law - tough facts and the tension between state courts and USCIS practice
  • When documentation doesn’t reflect actual parentage
  • When a caretaking relationship is flawed
  • What if my client “doesn’t act like a child”? When the court questions whether the child is truly “independent” or “emancipated”?
  • What you need to know about planning and timing given changes in visa number availability for certain SIJS applicants

Angela Hernández, Jodi Ziesemer

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  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Problem-Solving and Special Issues
    Jodi Ziesemer, Angela Hernández

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  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Problem Solving and Special Issues
    Angela Hernández, Jodi Ziesemer
Angela Hernández ~ Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Services Center, The Door
Jodi Ziesemer ~ Supervising Attorney, Immigration Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE), Catholic Charities New York
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