National Legal Center for Immigrants
By Sarah Bronstein
On September 6, 2011, the USCIS issued proposed regulations implementing changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) relating to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) (76 FR 54978) (Sept. 6, 2011). SIJS is an immigration benefit available to children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. The proposed regulations incorporate several legislative amendments culminating in the significant changes that were made by the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization act of 2008 (TVPRA 2008).
By Susan Schreiber
VAWA 2005, signed into law in January 2006, extended self-petitioning eligibility to (a) abused parents of adult U.S. citizens, and (b) abused sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents over age 21 and under 25, who may apply as self-petitioning children if the abuse was a central reason for the delay in filing. Recent policy memoranda issued by USCIS provides new guidance on eligibility to self-petition in each of these categories
Understanding and Preparing Waivers
November 9 –December 14, 2011
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Select Issues in VAWA Self-Petitioning
U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
November 3-December 8, 2011
Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning
November 8-December 13, 2011
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VAWA Self-Petitioners and Inadmissibility
October 13, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time