Index of Unpublished Administrative Appeals Office Decisions on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

This index provides a catalogue of unpublished decisions by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) reviewing decisions on petitions for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The authors reviewed the decisions available on the USCIS website, from 2005 to January 2021. The goal of this index is to assist practitioners who represent children and youth seeking SIJS. Our hope is that practitioners may gain insight into the agency’s adjudicative practices, as well as how those practices have changed over time, that will help them successfully represent SIJS petitioners.

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