Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
HIAS Pennsylvania, together with the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Pro Bono Committee and La Comunidad Hispana,conducted a training for immigration and family law attorneys interested in representing unaccompanied minors on September 30th, 2014. Below are links to video of the training.
The first link connects you to a recording of the immigration portion of the children. It is geared towards experienced immigration attorneys who want to learn how to handle the immigration portion of a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Petition. The second link is geared towards experienced family law attorneys who want to learn how to handle the custody or dependency portion of an SIJ case.
Materials that were distributed prior to and at the training appear below the links to the video. A copy of the Power Point presentation that was used during the immigration portion of the training is also available below.
Most unaccompanied minors that we see come from Central America. Below is a list of materials that provide a situational overview of Central American Minors (CAM) that was prepared by Samuel L. Reichman, former Refugee Resettlement Intern for HIAS, the national organization:
Country Condition Report on Honduras<http://
Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, Responses http://papers.ssrn.
Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: Honduras http://www.hrw.org/
Murder and Migration in Honduras: Immigrant America https://www.youtube.
Gang Phenomenon in Central America https://usccb.