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LAS Flags Key Deadline for Youth Denied Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

The Legal Aid Society spoke with Univision to alert R.F.M. et al. v. Nielsen, et al. class members that they must file a Form I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion for denied or revoked Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petitions no later than May 31, 2021,

SIJS is a form of humanitarian relief for vulnerable immigrant youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or a similar treatment by a parent.

In March 2019, a court ruled that USCIS, under guidance from the Trump administration, unlawfully denied SIJS to immigrant youth over the age of 18. The agency estimated that the class was comprised of approximately 8,000 class members.

Immigrant youth who are R.F.M. class members and do not have legal representation should email nysijclasscounsel@lw.com or call 212-418-7626 for free legal assistance regarding their case. To learn more, click here.