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Special visa program offers citizenship path for illegal immigrant youth in foster care

Wednesday, August 29, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Stockdell
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Special visa program offers citizenship path for illegal immigrant youth in foster care

Two years ago, her mother was deported, her brother was detained and she was put in foster care. A powerful reminder of all she lost and gained is printed on the top right corner of her green card: "SL6." That's the code for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS), the little-known program that allows Boudet and hundreds like her each year to live and work in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident.

Also: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2012/08/26/when-parents-are-deported-what-happens-their-us-born-children/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/special-visa-program-offers-citizenship-path-for-illegal-immigrant-youth-in-foster-care/2012/08/25/9c610ef2-eeca-11e1-b624-99dee49d8d67_story.html


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