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USCIS begins denying SIJ status to 18-20 year olds

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 1, 2018

    As reported in pending litigation, USCIS in the spring of 2018 began denying Special Immigrant Juvenile status to 18-20 year olds, stating that applicants had not met their burden of "providing an order from a juvenile court making a custody and care determination for a juvenile." This policy is being challenged in several courts.

    [ID #32]

    Declaration in *R.F.M. v. Nielsen*
  2. Effective Date

    March 1, 2018

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS State & Local Entities

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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