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PLI - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality

  • 16 Dec 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • webinar

PLI - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality

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San Francisco, Live Webcast and,* December 16, 2016

Live Webcast, December 16, 2016


Why You Should Attend

Unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America have continued to come to California in large numbers over the past few years.  Some of these children have experienced trafficking on their journey to the United States or upon their arrival in California, and others have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents. Many of these children are placed in adversarial removal proceedings. But whether in removal proceedings or not, they cannot navigate the confusing and complex immigration system alone.  Attorneys who work with immigrant youth, or pro bono attorneys interested in working on these issues, can learn critical updates about Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, identifying and advocating for youth who have been trafficked, and a new California confidentiality law and what impact it may have on these cases. This training is designed to complement our December 2014 two-day session on representing unaccompanied children in California, providing updates as well as new topics.

What You Will Learn

Important updates on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), including limits on the number of available SIJS visas Nuts and bolts of SIJS cases in California probate court proceedings (seeking guardianship) Nuts and bolts of SIJS cases in California family court proceedings (seeking custody)

How to identify children who have survived trafficking and may be eligible for T visas

How to comply with California confidentiality laws when submitting immigration applications to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in assisting or representing immigrant youth, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff, immigration advocates, and other providers working with immigrant youth—particularly those who have already viewed our December 2014 training,  Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum.  For those who need a refresher or are new to this area of law, the 2014 program is available to view for free on the PLI website and will provide a foundation before attending the new updated program for 2016.


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