Please join presenters from the National Immigrant Justice Center and Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym for a training on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the role of family courts in Illinois.
For the past several years, tens of thousands of children have crossed the border into the United States, fleeing violence and abuse in their home countries. Many of them are eligible for relief from deportation in the form of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, a visa for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Before they can apply for this visa, they are required to obtain a special order from a state court. Attendees will learn about this unique intersection of family and immigration law - including recent guidance from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on filing these cases - and will have the opportunity to participate in a referral and resource network of family law practitioners working in this growing area.
The training will take place on January 27, 2017, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and CLE credit will be provided. Register by January 18, 2017. Location will be provided upon registration.