Matrimonial & Integrated Domestic Violence

IDV – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

A non-citizen parent CANNOT obtain immigration status from a child who is granted SIJS relief, even if they aren’t the parent accused of abuse/abandonment/neglect.

  • Findings are unlikely to be used by immigration against a parent in the future, BUT any admission by a parent to abuse/abandonment/neglect could impact their immigration as it could be admission to a ground of inadmissibility and/or a basis to deny a future immigration benefit (good moral character).