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NIJC presents this virtual training that prepares pro bono attorneys in Indiana to enable immigrant children to secure protection in the form of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ).
An overview of pro bono representation for a predicate order for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
Sample certificate of service
Sample certificates of translation to submit with translated foreign language affidavits and documents.
Updates and guidance for pro bono attorneys regarding the new and increased USCIS fees and fee waiver eligibility rules that go into effect on October 2, 2020.
*Last updated September 30, 2020.*
COVID-19 guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys.
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding filing immigration forms and documents during the COVID-19 period.
Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485), from Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Instructions for Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485), from Department of Homeland SecurityU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
NIJC and CVLS prepare attorneys in IL to represent clients for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. This training reviews both the predicate order in State court and immigration process with USCIS.
A checklist to guide pro bono attorneys in preparing for a predicate order for custody in IL State court.
In late 2019, a new law went into effect requiring Illinois courts to enter SIJS findings where supported by the evidence.
This is a checklist for pro bono attorneys to request a predicate order for guardianship in an IL State court.
NIJC provides a one-page summary of the updates in Illinois state law that applies to SIJS.
This document provides guidance and best practices for attorneys working remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following document provides guidance for pro bono attorneys who represent clients seeking a predicate order in IL State Court and information on addressing Hearsay Issues Regarding Child Abuse.
A sample submission to Jurisdiction and Waiver relating to SIJS predicate orders in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
A sample petition in Cook County, IL for a Non-Parent petitioner requesting Allocation of Parental Responsibilities.
A sample memo of law in support of a request for SIJS findings in Illinois, Dec. 2019.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.