The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
New Regulation Policies and Court Rulings’ Impact on State Courts Issuing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Orders
Presented by David B. Thronson, Hon. Victor Reyes (Ret.), and Leslye E. Orloff
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
12 p.m. PDT / 1 p.m. MDT / 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. EDT
In 2022, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued new Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) regulations and policy guidance (March 2022) and an updated SIJS policy manual (May 2022). In August 2022 the California Supreme Court issued a ruling In Re Guardianship of Saul H. that provides helpful direction to state courts issuing SIJS predicate orders.
This webinar will provide updates, answer questions, and describe the impact of these new regulations, policies, and court rulings for state juvenile and family court judges issuing predicate orders that SIJS eligible children need to file for SIJS immigration relief.
Faculty will provide practice tips for judges and lawyers in addition to discussing best practices for drafting state court orders. Faculty will also describe the impact these new policies and rulings have for state court practice in SIJ S cases and how these policies benefit the vulnerable immigrant children seeking help from state courts and through SIJS immigration protections.
- David B. Thronson, Director, Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children, Michigan State University College of Law.
- Hon. Victor Reyes (Ret.), Judge-In-Residence, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
- Leslye E. Orloff, Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), Washington College of Law.
This webinar is designed for state court judges and the attorneys who represent immigrant children seeking SIJS orders from state family and juvenile courts.