Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status

Authored By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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

Last Review and Update: Oct 23, 2012