USCIS Faces 4th Suit Over Special Immigrant Juvenile Policy

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 10:19 PM EDT) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was hit with a fourth federal lawsuit Monday challenging the agency's alleged policy change making it more difficult for young immigrants between 18 and 21 to qualify for special immigrant protections.

A proposed class of immigrant youths filed suit in New Jersey federal court claiming that they had been unlawfully denied Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, a form of humanitarian relief available to neglected, abused or abandoned immigrant children that is a stepping stone to a green card.

The new USCIS policy under President Donald Trump rests on the logic that these youths are no longer minors...

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