Illegal immigrant status forces individuals to live in the shadows, away from mainstream America. When children are brought into the country illegally, many have no hope of obtaining legal U.S. status. The Atlanta law office of Jody A. Miller helps immigrant children begin the process of becoming U.S. citizens.
Georgia Attorney Assisting With Juvenile Immigration
The federal government recognizes that juvenile immigrants are especially vulnerable. A child has no control over whether his or her passage to the United States is accomplished legally. Sometimes parents living in another country send a child to live with relatives in the United States in an effort to provide a better life for the child.
The United States has federal laws for granting special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) to minor children from other countries. If children qualify for SIJS, they may be able to obtain lawful long-term permanent residence status and apply for U.S. citizenship in the future. As an experienced juvenile law attorney, Jody Miller works with immigration lawyers to help immigrant minor children attain SIJS status.
Qualifying For Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
To qualify for SIJS, a juvenile court must have adjudicated the child deprived and eligible for long-term foster care. The circumstances also must indicate that it is not in the child's best interests to be returned to his or her home country.
By assisting in deprivation actions and helping children obtain court orders making them eligible for long-term foster care, the law office of Jody A. Miller helps immigrant children take the first step toward achieving legal status.
If immigrant children have family members or friends who are legal U.S. residents or citizens, those adults may petition the court to become guardians of the minor child. Lawyer Jody Miller helps responsible adults step in and become guardians of minor children. As a guardian, adults provide minor children with the care and support every child deserves.
If you know of an immigrant child who needs help, contact Atlanta attorney Jody Miller for assistance with juvenile court and immigration issues surrounding the SIJS procedure. Call us today at 678-905-7562 or toll free at 866-319-0924.