Special Immigrant Juveniles: Case Study

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In regards to the provisions of the bill if enacted, depending on the continuation of the court’s jurisdiction a child filing or intending to file for an application with an appropriate authority seeking special immigrant juvenile status (defined in section 101a27j) of the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. Section 1101a27j) after the child’s 18th birthday the court will have the opportunity to extend the court’s jurisdiction. The earliest the court can extend the jurisdiction is dependent upon a range of eligibility requirements such as the child’s 21st birthday and residential status. Also for quality assurance purposes, if a child having an undetermined immigration status is categorized, assigned caseworkers would then be …show more content…

The bill conveyed the impression of eventually becoming beneficial to the youth because although requirements were created, they support giving Juvenile immigrants a chance to achieve freedom and equality. Minors less than 21 years old who have been deserted, dismissed or mishandled by either one of their parents are delegated as “exceptional migrant adolescents" and they are qualified for their green card. In any case, what happens when The United States Department of Homeland Security detains them while near the border? Immigration & Customs Enforcement extradites these deserted, mishandled, and disregarded kids. The absence of a particular and far reaching prosecutorial caution approach for these adolescents are reprehensible. In 1952 the Immigration and Nationality Act was proposed by Congress dealing with the expansion of the immigrant population shifting the immigrant reform response to the final report of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, Congress sought to rectify the nation 's immigration policy with the Immigration Act of 1990 (aka Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990). Similar to the Violence against Women Act (VAWA), status which provides aid to victims of domestic abuse the special immigrant juvenile status statute(SIJ) was Congress ' answer to a moral crisis involving undocumented children suffering neglect, abuse, or abandonment at the hands of those closest to them ; their family. However, unlike VAWA, SIJ does not require that immigration 56 authorities make independent findings of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. A finding by the juvenile court that the child is in need of long-term foster care is sufficient for a determination of SIJ

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