CBA Record February-March 2019

YLS Special Issue– Diversity of Opportunity

HOW UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN NAVIGATE THE COMPLEX INTERSECTION OF IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY LAW It Takes a Village of Attorneys: Screening for Relief from Deportation for Juveniles By Hillary Richardson and Meredith Turner-Woolley

The current humanitarian crisis at our southern border involves families as well as unaccompanied children fleeing horrific violence and abuse. In a time of hate-filled rhetoric and increased enforcement actions against all immigrants, including vulnerable children, it is more important than ever for children to have competent legal screenings to assess for relief from deportation. This article addresses one such form of relief, known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, or SIJS.


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