Remedies for Immigrant Children and Youth

Immigrant children who are county dependents because they are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment are among the most vulnerable people in the United States. But in many cases, the children or their advocates can obtain a critical legal benefit that will help the children gain control in their lives and successfully transition to adulthood. The ILRC has advocated for the rights of abused immigrant children in county care since 1990.

Documents

Immigration Options for Undocumented Immigrant Children

A collection of resources and fact sheets on SIJS, VAWA, U visa, T visa, Asylum, Family visas, TPS and DACA.

Registering and Enlisting in the United States Military for Immigrants - FAQs

This new resource answers some common questions about the U.S. Military for immigrants.  It explains which immigrants must register with the Selective Service, which are eligible to enlist in the U.S. Military, and specifically addresses the requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Reference Sheet on the Immigration Consequences of Delinquency

A reference sheet on the immigration consequences of delinquency and diagnostic questions for noncitizen youth: determining potential avenues for legal status.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Highlighting Changes Implemented by the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act (03/2009): These are materials from our March 2009 webinar which highlighted important new changes implemented by the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 (signed into law on December 23, 2008) to the eligibility requirements for filing a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petition. Expert practitioners provided strategies to overcome challenges posed in obtaining SIJS, including obtaining juvenile court orders from dependency, delinquency, and probate courts and obtaining specific consent to apply for SIJS while a child is in federal custody. If you are interested in participating in this webinar if held in the future please email seminars@ilrc.org.

Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts, Updated July 2010 (PDF, 2010) This is a national benchbook for juvenile and family court judges on various immigration related issues including: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, adoption, VAWA, U Visas, divorce, child custody, immigration consequences of delinquency and crime, and immigration enforcement.

An Overview to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

An Overview to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, excerpted from ILRC’s new publication Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children & Youth. (Excerpted from Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children & Youth.)