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This training provides an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). NIJC and CVLS provide guidance for obtaining a predicate order in Illinois state courts.
NIJC’s pro bono attorneys ensure access to justice and advocate for due process. Currently 62 individuals and families are in need of pro bono representation.
On April 3, 2022, Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle issued a new memo that provides guidance to ICE attorneys about exercising prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases.
Experts and pro bono attorneys from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) review the state of asylum from three perspectives: at the border, in the law, and in the courts.
This document reflects the shared commitment NIJC and pro bono attorneys agree to when embarking on a collaboration for a new case.
This is a sample of a "Nomination of Guardian and Consent to Guardianship" (Post-18).
This link leads to a USCIS announcement about deferred action for Special Immigrant Juveniles.
This document details changes in Illinois law related to SIJS under Public Act 101-0121.
This is a sample of a civil legal service provider (CLSP) fee waiver.
This infographic provides an overview of an SIJS case's typical path to completion.
This is a sample memo in support of a "Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Request for Special Findings."
This is a sample of an "Order Appointing Guardian of a Minor."
This is an appeal of an NIJC case arising out of DuPage County that clarifies the obligation of Illinois judges when considering SIJS cases.
This training was created by experts at NIJC and the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) to assist attorneys in preparing predicate orders for SIJS clients.
This is a procedural manual by NIJC for SIJS predicate orders in Illinois.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.
This document provides pro bono attorneys an overview of NIJC's SIJS program.
This document provides a checklist of the steps needed to "Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities."
This is a sample of a "Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor."
This is a sample of a "Memorandum of Law in Support of Petition for Guardianship and Request for Special Findings" (Post-18).