As an all-encompassing Tulsa law firm, Fry & Elder offers a variety of legal services some of which fall under the umbrella of Tulsa immigration law services. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is one such service that our Tulsa immigration law attorneys provide. SIJS allows certain children to obtain permanent residency. SIJS is designed to help foreign national children within the United States who have suffered abuse, abandonment or neglect. A child is a single, never married person under the age of 21.
What are the eligibility requirements for SIJS under Tulsa immigration law services?
To be eligible, a child must be the subject of a state court order that states:
- The child must be placed in the custody or care of an individual or entity appointed by the court.
- The court must determine that reunification with one or both parents are not viable due to abuse, neglect or abandonment or similar basis under state or federal law.
- The court must determine that it is not in the child’s best interest for the child to be returned to the child’s home country or the home country of his or her parents.
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Should you have any additional questions regarding Tulsa immigration law services, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), we encourage you to contact Fry & Elder today to set up a consultation with a proven and experienced Tulsa immigration law attorney.
Fry & Elder is considered to be not just one of the most decorated firms in Oklahoma, but in the United States. Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2016.
Tulsa immigration law attorney Lorena Rivas is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer, who heads Fry & Elder’s Tulsa immigration law services. Rivas is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). Her work at Fry & Elder will center on the legal representation of individuals who are facing the numerous and complicated immigration laws in the United States in affirmative and defensive immigration policies before the Department of Homeland Security.
On the family law side, Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., is an acclaimed Tulsa divorce lawyer. He was recently honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers® and has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer® every year since 2007.
Fry & Elder attorneys James R. Elder, M. Shane Henry, and Aaron D. Bundy, along with Fry are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, while Luke Barteaux, Henry and Bundy have each been selected as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™.