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This decision predates the 2019 and 2021 changes in Illinois law regarding SIJS but includes extensive analysis of the federal statute that may be useful.
This is an appeal of an NIJC case arising out of DuPage County that clarifies the obligation of Illinois judges when considering SIJS cases.
The law regarding adjustment of status: INA § 245(a) (2010)
The text of regulations regarding VAWA: 8 C.F.R. § 204.2(2010)
A list of legal citations relevant to the VAWA application.
The law regarding inadmissibility, INA § 212 (2010)
The law relating to good moral character, INA § 101(f) (2010)
The legal citation providing statutory eligibility for VAWA: INA § 204 (2010).
This document compiles statutes and regulations from the INA and CRF relevant to the U Visa.
The Attorney General issued Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019) in July 2019, overruling a portion of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision in Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 40 (BIA 201
This redacted amicus brief is in support of the particular social group: woman unable to leave an abusive relationship.
BIA decision finding that an Iranian asylum seeker is not subject to the terrorism bar.
DHS Brief in Matter of A-C-G-
EOIR Guidance on Grace v. Whitaker
Notice of Appeal in Grace v. Whitaker
NIJC's Amicus Brief to BIA regarding children and exceptions to the one-year filing deadline.
USCIS Guidance on Grace v. Whitaker
NIJC press release on Matter of A-R-C-G-