Special Immigrant Juvenile Status & the Family Court Process (On-Demand)

$169.00

Attendees of this program will be given a historical perspective to the phenomenon of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and the evolution of the laws that affect them.

They will be provided an in-depth look at the laws enabling the relief and a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a custody order from filing with the clerk of court to the final custody hearing.

This program covers the best practices for applying for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Julie Spahn, Esq., Maureen Abell, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

Attendees of this program will be given a historical perspective to the phenomenon of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and the evolution of the laws that affect them.

They will be provided an in-depth look at the laws enabling the relief and a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a custody order from filing with the clerk of court to the final custody hearing.

This program covers the best practices for applying for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Syllabus

  1. Overview of Unaccompanied Minors and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  2. Family Court Order Processes
  3. How to obtain custody orders (forms, filing fees, motions)
  4. Service of Process issues for defendants residing abroad
  5. Ex Parte Custody Orders vs. Final Custody Orders
  6. An overview of the custody trial
  7. How to apply for SIJS and Adjustment of Status
  8. Different procedural requirements for applicants in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review
  9. Best practice tips and current trends with SIJS
  10. Practical skills training: sample SIJS fact patterns

Instructors

Maureen Abell, Esq.

Julie Spahn, Esq.