Chapter 6 - Data

USCIS compiles and makes available to the public annual reports disclosing the number of special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) petitions received, approved, and denied. [1] The number includes the filing and adjudication of SIJ petitions under the Settlement Agreement, as well as the filing and adjudication of regularly filed SIJ petitions. To ensure accuracy of information, officers must promptly enter all decisions on all petitions and motions related to SIJ into the relevant systems.


1. [^] See the USCIS website for Data Set: Form I-360 Petition for Special Immigrant Juveniles


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Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”

October 08, 2019

This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].



POLICY ALERT - Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment of Status

October 26, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) classification and special immigrant-based (EB-4) adjustment of status, including adjustment based on classification as a special immigrant religious worker, SIJ, and G-4 international organization or NATO-6 employee or family member, among others.


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