Effective March 18, USCIS updated policy guidance in the USCIS policy manual regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification based on the settlement agreement resulting from the Saravia v. Barr class action lawsuit. The SIJ classification allows certain children who have been subject to state juvenile court proceedings related to abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc., to apply for lawful permanent residence. USCIS must review an SIJ petitioner’s juvenile court order and supporting evidence to determine whether they meet the requirements for SIJ classification. If they meet the requirements, the agency stated it will consent to the SIJ classification.

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USCIS updates policy guidance on special immigrant juvenile classification