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In late 2019, a new law went into effect requiring Illinois courts to enter SIJS findings where supported by the evidence.
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.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.
A sample memo of law in support of a request for SIJS findings in Illinois, Dec. 2019.
Illinois appellate case on SIJS: In re Estate of Nina L., 2015 IL App (1st) 152223 (Sept. 16, 2015)
This is an example of a consent and waiver that may be used in SIJS predicate order proceedings.
A sample Motion for Final Hearing via Consent relating to SIJS predicate order in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
NIJC's powerpoint presentation for pro bono attorneys representing a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case in IL. Dec. 2019
powerpoint slides for pro bono asylum training
This motion should be used to continue a scheduled merits hearing in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.
This request should be used to reschedule a client's asylum office interview in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.
This motion should be used to appear telephonically and waive a client's appearance in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.
Update on Chicago Asylum Office Scheduling: the Chicago Asylum Office may now be scheduling applicants for interviews who filed for asylum pre-2018.
The Immigration Court Practice Manual now limits pre-hearing briefs to 25 pages.
A flow chart of the U Visa process.
NIJC’s U Visa manual and appendices provides an overview of the U Visa process and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing U Visa applicants.
A flow chart of the U Visa process in English.