July 01, 2017

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

By Yasmin Yavar and Dalia Castillo-Granados

State court judges are asked to do many different things on any given day. Some types of hearings occur daily and routinely. But some are infrequent, come without warning, are complicated, and require knowledge of a novel area of law. For many, hearings involving special immigrant juvenile findings are infrequent and challenging. In 10 questions, this article addresses Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and provides guidance for the busy state court judge when such a hearing arises.

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