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New York City SIJS Petitions Lawyer

Many parents bring their children to the United States in pursuit of a better life. These children are put in a difficult position if they are undocumented, but their situations can become even worse if they are abused, neglected, or even abandoned by their parents. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration benefit that allows minors in these scenarios to get green cards, giving them a path to lawful permanent residency and citizenship. If you or your loved one may benefit from SIJS status, look no further than The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis. We have decades of experience representing clients just like you, and a seasoned SIJS petitions lawyer is here to put that experience to work for you in your case. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.

SIJS Petitions Lawyer | Here to Protect You

At The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis, we are committed to helping legal minors and some young adults access this invaluable benefit and move forward with their lives. Our dedicated New York immigration lawyer offers a personal, compassionate level of service and will work closely with you (and your loved ones) throughout our handling of your case. We understand how to successfully navigate this often complex, frequently confusing process and will leverage our knowledge and resources every step of the way.

Who Qualifies for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Not all undocumented minors are eligible for SIJS. You must have been abandoned, neglected, or abused by one or both parents.

The exact eligibility criteria for SIJS can vary from state to state, but broadly, you must:

  • Be under the age of 21 (in some states, under the age of 18)
  • Be unmarried
  • Be declared a dependent of someone other than their biological or adoptive parents by order of a family court, juvenile court, or probate court in your state

In addition to these requirements, reunification with either of your parents must be impractical due to abandonment, neglect, or abuse. It must also not be in your best interest to be returned to your home country or previous country of residence.

Contact an SIJS Petitions Lawyer Today

If you are an undocumented minor or young adult who has been abused, neglected, or abandoned by your parents, do not wait to get in touch with The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis. We can review your circumstances and determine whether you qualify for this powerful form of immigration relief.

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