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Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status

The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

  • Certain children who are unable to be reunited with a parent can get a green card as a SIJ
  • Children who get a green card through the SIJ program can live and work permanently in the United States

Important:

If youThen you
Get your green card through the SIJ programCan never petition for a green card for your parents
Cannot petition for a green card for your brothers and sisters until you become a U.S. citizen

 You can find more information on the other SIJ pages by clicking on the links below:

Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/06/2011