Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Project

The SIJS Project assists abused, neglected, and abandoned immigrant young people, mainly in the foster care system, who do not have legal status and face risk of removal from the United States. They have no memory of their “home” country and have lived in the United States their entire lives. Working with the Project’s senior attorney, volunteer lawyers gather the necessary facts to complete a SIJS application to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and accompany these young clients to interviews for approval of applications that will enable them to gain lawful permanent status.