Please disable your adblock and script blockers to view this page

Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S. protection can be elusive

Special Immigrant Juvenile
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program
the Center for Immigration Studies
Rutgers Law School
All Rights Reserved

Donald Trump
Michael Barr
Jessica Vaughan
Maria Odom
Barack Obama
Randi Mandelbaum
Mica Rosenberg
Kristina Cooke
Julie Marquis
Marla DickersonAll

Central Americans

Central America

No matching tags

the United States
New York
San Francisco

No matching tags

Positivity     36.00%   
   Negativity   64.00%
The New York Times
Write a review: Reuters

USCIS Spokesman Michael Barr said in a statement that the agency evaluates every petition case by case and that requesting additional evidence “cut down on frivolous petitions and applications, reduce waste, and help to improve the integrity and efficiency of the immigration petition process.” Immigrant advocates and attorneys have turned to the special protection program as one avenue to offer young migrants who had come from violent pasts a path to legal residency in the United States. It’s “shockingly easy for any minor that is represented by a lawyer to meet the requirements of the law regardless of whether they have been abused, neglected and abandoned,” said Jessica Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports increased immigration restrictions. These advocates say a large chunk of cases being challenged by the Trump administration are those like Jose’s, in which applicants applied between the ages of 18 and 21, and in which the government has challenged the jurisdiction of state family courts in the proceedings. “It was meant for kids who were trafficked.” By statute, USCIS is supposed to process applications in six months, but Randi Mandelbaum, who runs a legal clinic at Rutgers Law School that serves immigrant foster kids, said she is handling a dozen cases that have been pending longer than a year.

As said here by Mica Rosenberg