That they came to the United States alone or were left alone, or were abandoned before turning 18 brings them under the protection of the state juvenile courts and makes them eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and can set them on a path to legal status.
What does SIJ stand for?
SIJ stands for Special Immigrant Juvenile
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- Military and Government
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We have 15 other meanings of SIJ in our Acronym Attic
- Selangor International Islamic University College (Malaysia)
- School Improvement Industry Weekly
- Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Toronto, Canada)
- Sacroiliac Joint
- Scientific International Journal (Bayamón, Puerto Rico)
- Section Identité Judiciaire (French: Criminal Records Section; Canada)
- Service Insertion Jeunes (French: Youth Service Integration)
- Signal Initiated Jamming
- Sistema Integrado de Justicia (Spanish: Integrated Justice System)
- Sisters of the Infant Jesus (Catholic order)
- St. Isaac Jogues (church; various locations)
- Stand-In Jamming
- Suresnes Information Jeunesse (French: Suresnes Youth Information)
- Society of International Jewelry Artisans (professional group)
- Southern Illinois Jeep Association
- Selling Is Just A Conversation
- Schweizerische Islamische Jugendvereinigung Basel (German: Swiss Islamic Youth Association Basel; Basel, Switzerland)
- Secretariat of Catholic Jurists
- St. Ives Junior Cricket Club (Australia)
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Samples in periodicals archive:
to provide the 12th Circuit with 1) legal representation of special immigrant juveniles (SIJ) who are abused, abandoned, or neglected, whether in the protection of the Department of Children and Families or identified through the schools to obtain legal permanent residents (LPR), and 2) legal representation of immigrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence from a U.
When Mohamed turns eighteen in June, he will be ineligible for foster care, a prerequisite for obtaining a special immigrant juvenile visa, which would eventually make him eligible for a green card.