Moreno Galvez v. Cuccinelli, Oct. 5, 2020
"[P]laintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and request for permanent injunctive relief (Dkt. #. 64) is GRANTED. Defendants’ cross-motion for summary judgment (Dkt. #66) is DENIED. The Court...
Joshua M. v. Barr
"Petitioner Joshua M., a native of Honduras to whom the United States has granted Special Immigrant Juvenile status, has filed a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 habeas petition challenging his removal order and pending deportation. His...
Perez Perez v. Cuccinelli, en banc, 9-6
"[W]e conclude that the Agency’s interpretation of the SIJ provision — that clause (i) requires a permanent custody order — is entitled to no deference, defies the plain statutory language...
Question & Answer Session Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Policy Clarifications Engagement Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
USCIS, Dec. 18, 2019
"This webpage is intended to notify you of the final class action settlement in J.L. v. Cuccinelli , 18-CV-4914 (N.D. Cal.). For more details, you may access the final settlement agreement (PDF, 2.03 MB) .
Notice of Final...
USCIS, Nov. 19, 2019
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification."
[Ed. Note: See especially the "Additional Considerations"...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 16, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the reopening of the public comment period for the proposed rule titled, Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, 76 FR 54978. DHS...
USCIS, Oct. 15, 2019
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today clarified requirements regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification.
To ensure consistency surrounding this classification, USCIS is issuing three Administrative...
Class Notice – R.F.M. v Nielsen, 118-CV-5068 (SDNY)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
NOTICE TO THE CLASS IN R.F.M., et al., v. Nielsen, et al., 18-cv-5068
If you received a Special Findings Order from a New...
C.J.L.G. v. Barr
"A gang held 14-year-old C.J.L.G. (“CJ”) at gunpoint in his native Honduras and threatened to kill his family after he rejected recruitment attempts. CJ and his mother Maria then fled their homeland and sought asylum...
The Legal Aid Society and Latham & Watkins LLP, Apr. 10, 2019
"The Legal Aid Society and Latham & Watkins LLP lauded a Federal Court order in R.F.M. et al. v. Nielsen, et al. , that will ensure that class members’ applications for...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 19, 2019
"This past Friday, the Department of Homeland Security’s random policy change deeming youths between the ages of 18 and 20 years old ineligible for special immigration protection ran into a brick wall in the...
Bianka M. v. Superior Court - "We granted review to determine whether the superior court properly required the child’s nonresident, noncustodial parent to be joined as a party in her parentage action seeking special immigrant juvenile findings...
"A bill signed on Saturday by California Gov. Jerry Brown will provide $3 million to qualifying nonprofits to offer free legal assistance for child migrants . Nonprofit legal service providers handling the cases of recently-arrived child migrants...
Bernice Yeung, July 6, 2017 - "For the first time, U.S. immigration officials are seeking to deport children who have received a special status for vulnerable migrants and are in the final stages of getting their green cards.
State judges and...