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Update on July 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) clients

Published   on June 10, 2016

As previously announced, pursuant to the May 2016 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at present not accepting adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) from Special Immigrant Juveniles

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Update to practice advisory on status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status clients

Published   on May 23, 2016

Pursuant to the May 2016 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at present not accepting adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) from Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) born in

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Practice advisory on updated procedures for status adjustment filing for certain SIJS clients

Published   on April 19, 2016

On April 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published its Visa Bulletin for May 2016, indicating that the visa category for Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras is now

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CLE Materials: New Jersey Forum on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Published   on January 5, 2016

Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey January 8, 2016   Sample Letter-Brief in Support of Remand Post HSP – NJ – Lowenstein Sandler  Sample Motion for Remand Proposed Order Post HSP –

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2015: A Year of Expanding Help and Hope to Children Alone

Published   on December 16, 2015

Read and download the full 2015 Year in Review here.   In response to the ongoing child migration crisis which has brought over 100,000 unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children to the US in the last

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2014 Annual Report

Published   on October 1, 2015

Read and download the full 2014 report here.   Letter from Board Chair What a year 2014 was. More than 68,000 children arrived at our borders—alone, afraid, and traumatized—a tenfold increase from the average when

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One Year Later: Where are the refugee mothers and children?

Published   on June 22, 2015

One year ago, in June 2014, President Obama referred to the unprecedented numbers of children and families fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the southern border as an “urgent humanitarian situation.” However, the

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Resources for Children’s Asylum Claims

Published   on June 17, 2015

U.S. Government Materials Memorandum from Jeff Weiss, Acting Dir., Office of Int’l Affairs, U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Serv., Guidelines for Children’s Asylum Claims (Dec. 10, 1998) (1998 WL 34032561), available at http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Laws%20and%20Regulations/Memoranda/Ancient%20History/ChildrensGuidelines121098.pdf

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2014 Year in Review

Published   on April 30, 2015

Read more about KIND’s pivotal work in 2014 here.   KIND played a pivotal role in responding to the unprecedented unaccompanied child migration emergency that began in May and continued throughout the summer. More than

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E-learning Course: Overview of Representing Children in Removal Proceedings

Published   on April 13, 2015

Click here for the e-learning course.   Welcome to Overview of Representing Children in Removal Proceedings. This course was created by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network with funding from the MacArthur Foundation. This course consists

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