One immigration topic that is often neglected, and rarely discussed is the fate of unaccompanied minors and Special Immigrant Juveniles. Special Immigrant Juveniles are children that are particularly vulnerable to the many complex immigration laws within the immigration process. Often these children come to the United States unaccompanied or they are abandoned by their parents in this country, and they are placed in state custody where they may be subject to detention or deportation. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a federal law designed to aid underage and undocumented children to obtain legal residency. In addition, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status enables further benefits such as college and work opportunities to any child who qualifies.
The immigrant children of abandoned, unaccompanied, or recently deported, incarcerated, or deceased parents must rely on the assistance of an experienced Immigration Attorney. If you are arrested, detained, or have been issued an Order of Removal by an Immigration Judge, it is of the utmost importance that you secure your child’s future and seek the help of an experienced Immigration Attorney at once.
Susan B. Henner is a bilingual immigration attorney with extensive experience assisting thousands of people, in obtaining legal citizenship for themselves, and for their children. A qualified Immigration attorney knows that every individual is different, and has their own unique set of circumstances, which is why her staff is able to provide assistance in Spanish, Polish, Romanian, and Italian. Ms. Henner is deeply concerned with the welfare of undocumented immigrants, and the well-being of their displaced children.
Its very important that anyone seeking citizenship for themselves and their children obtain competent legal counsel, due to the complicated administrative procedures of the US Government – which is not obligated to provide any form of legal assistance. Ms. Henner and her professional staff are well aware of the ever-changing Immigration laws and are fully prepared to do everything possible to help you and your children obtain secure citizenship.
Ms. Henner will help guide your children through the SIJS application process once a US Family Court, U.S. Juvenile Court or Probate Court has declared the child a Court Dependent or has appointed a Temporary Guardian. Once the court finds that the child is eligible for long-term foster care or guardianship, and that it is not in the child’s best interest to be returned to the home country, the long-term foster care, adoption, or guardianship process will begin.
The SIJS process will be completed by submitting the application to US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Eligibility is often granted due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Susan Henner and her staff are here to help guide Special Immigrant Juveniles to a better life as a legal United States citizen.
Contact her today at 1-888-733-0141 or (914) 358-5200, by email at Susan@sbhenner.com, or use the contact form HERE on her website.