Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) provides a pathway to lawful permanent residency for non-citizen children who have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected by one or both of their parents.
To be eligible for SIJS, the non-citizen child must be under 21 years of age, unmarried, and under the jurisdiction of a state or juvenile court within the United States.
Federal immigration law requires that the state or juvenile court make certain, specific findings about the child. These findings are often referred to as the “SIJS Order.” With the SIJS or from the applicable state or juvenile court, a non-citizen child can apply for SIJS with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Obtaining SIJS is a complex, two-part process requiring knowledge of Massachusetts state law and federal immigration law. Our lawyers at Celedon Law, can help children petition for this status, giving them a pathway to a new life in the United States free of abuse. Few family law firms in the region have the background in immigration, family law and adoption that our lawyers possess. Instead of making a child work with different attorneys, we can be there for every step.
Whether you are a custodial guardian, parent or foster parent, we can guide you and the child through the legal processe. We can file the necessary paperwork to get the predicate SIJS order from the state or juvenile court. We can then handle the second step of filing the proper petition and application with USCIS.
Celedon Law has helped individuals and families confront all manners of immigration issues — from the simple and routine to the most complex. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand the process, gather necessary documents and submit the required forms. Call our office at (508) 573-3170 or contact us online to discuss your immigration issue with an experienced and dedicated attorney.Schedule a Consultation
I would like to thank the Celedon law team for all the dedication, and professionalism in my case. Dr. Eloa Celedon as well as her entire team, thank you very much for your competence. I am really happy with all the results we have had so far. Thank you so much Celedon law!!!
Gostaria de agradecer a equipe Celedon law por toda dedicação, e profissionalismo no meu caso. Dra.Eloa Celedon assim como toda sua equipe, muito obrigada pela competência. Estou muito feliz com todos os resultados que já tivemos até então. Muito obrigada Celedon law!!!
12. November, 2021
Eloa muy profesional y muy amable, el staff también, recomiendo el servicio de ellos,
Si usted tiene preguntas sobre asuntos de migración hablé con Eloa.
Yo estoy muy satisfecho con el resultado de mi casó de migración.
Gracias a Dios 🙏
24. July, 2021
Quero agradecer a Dra Eloa Celedon por ter me atendido ter cuidado do meu processo com respeito responsabilidade e dedicação junto com sua equipe , vem desempenhando um grande trabalho , hoje tenho meu green card graças ao meu Deus e ao trabalho dessa equipe que tem como líder uma mullher guerreira e lutadora profissional exemplar muito obrigado a todos vocês do escritório Celedon. Deus abençoe cada um na pessoa da Dra Eloa. Obrigado 🙏
16. September, 2021
Meus sinceros agradecimento a Dra Eloa e toda sua equipe do escritório Celedon pela dedicação, responsabilidade e comprometimento com o cliente. Super indico!!!
8. October, 2020
Professional, knowledgeable & caring! Hands down the best team to handle the case. 🙏🏾 Thank you
15. June, 2020
Excellent professionals who do the best for you. I had all the support I needed and a positive experience. They understand your needs and work to get everything sorted out as best they can and REALLY know how to work with migratory processes.I highly recommend it!!!
5. November, 2019
I am very grateful for the service I received from Eloa and her team. Warm and caring at all times and specially happy I got my green card!
1. November, 2021
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