Immigrant Services

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) provides an avenue for undocumented youth to obtain lawful permanent residency.

The program helps youth obtain legal status when they are subject to juvenile court jurisdiction, cannot be reunified with one or both parents due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or similar basis under state law, and it is not in their best interest to return to their home country.

El Estatus Especial de Inmigrante Juvenil proporciona una vía para que los jóvenes indocumentados obtengan la residencia permanente legal. El programa ayuda a los jóvenes a obtener un estatus legal cuando están sujetos a la jurisdicción de un tribunal de menores, no pueden reunirse con uno o ambos padres debido a abuso, negligencia, abandono o motivos similares según la ley estatal, y no les conviene regresar. a su país de origen.

If you know of a youth who needs this kind of legal assistance, please use the following contact information:

Legal Aid of Sonoma County
144 South E St, Suite 200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Intent of the SIJS Program

SIJS offers a path to a green card for certain immigrant youth under 21 years of age.