Contrary to current popular belief, immigration laws have not changed in recent times. Immigration laws have offered potential benefits to many under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Some of those benefits are specific to minors present in our community. However, the manner in which the INA is implemented constantly changes with every administration. Join us to learn a bit about how undocumented minors from our community may be affected by the INA and current administrative policies, and what we can do to provide guidance to our youth in this situation. We will discuss the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) process, the T-Visa, and the U-Visa, what the requirements are and the potential challenges our youth can face in these procedures.
Mariela E. Murillo is an attorney whose practice includes Immigration and Dependency. Her former experience consists of over ten years of public service work, including as an Immigration Officer for the United Stated Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and a variety of roles with the Superior Court of California, County of Orange and County of Ventura. As an attorney, she has worked in nonprofit organizations in Orange County and Ventura County, assisting the underserved of our local communities in their legal needs.
CE Hours: 2