SIJS Step 1: Predicate Orders in State Court


Credit: 1.00 hour

Presentation Date: April 25, 2024



Join CVLS Director of Guardianship & Immigration Programs for Children Rebekah Rashidfarokhi  to learn about how to help undocumented children and young adults obtain a path to citizenship in the United States.

CVLS represents a Petitioner (usually a parent or family member) in an uncontested, state court guardianship or custody proceeding to obtain a “predicate order.” The state court enters guardianship or custody, finds the child was abused, neglected, and/or abandoned, and finds that it is not in his or her best interest to return to home country. This process involves document preparation, communication with the client, and 1-2 uncontested court appearances via Zoom.

SIJS predicate order cases may be completed in as little as three to six months. This process must be complete before the child ages out of the juvenile court jurisdiction, either at age 18 or 21. CVLS provides support and supervision at all stages of the case.


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