2-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

The immigration landscape for young people continues to shift. As advocates representing young people it is critical to remain up to date on case law and regulatory and policy changes. In particular, recent federal regulatory and policy updates have created additional benefits and protections for children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Despite these advancements, unaccompanied children in immigration court proceedings face significant obstacles seeking relief from removal. Namely, the government does not recognize a right to appointed counsel in immigration court proceedings, making pro bono representation and robust information sharing key tools in securing due process for young people in this system. In this training, attorneys and advocates working with immigrant youth can learn about recent updates to SIJS as well as other changes and practices affecting the representation of young people in removal proceedings. This training is intended to be a supplement to the November 15, 2021 course, Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates and Strategies for Pursuing Relief 2021

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes in policy and practice in 2022 related to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
  • Integrate new insights into their knowledge base for representing young people in removal proceedings in California;
  • Assess challenges, pathways and solutions to assist their clients in meeting their immigration-related goals;
  • Implement the newly gained insights when appearing before the immigration court, other federal immigration agencies and state court in California.

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in assisting or representing immigrant youth, firm pro bono coordinators and pro bono lawyers, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys and staff, immigration advocates and other providers working with immigrant youth.

Special Feature:

Scholarships are available to attend this program.

Program Level:



An interest in assisting immigrant youth and staying up-to-date on the evolving immigration policy, regulatory, and litigation landscape.   

Advanced Prep:



Interested in learning more? Hear real-world stories from program faculty and tips for representing unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings on this episode of PLI’s Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files. 

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