SIJS Committee

The SIJS Committee is a peer support group for undocumented youth who qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. SIJS is a way for immigrants under twenty-one to apply for and obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. 

Members hold bi-monthly meetings to discuss their challenges that they are facing including navigating the immigration process, education, scholarships, homelessness and any obstacles that they are facing.  Together they exchange experiences, share resources, and empower themselves, as they participate in community organizing and self advocacy efforts to bring change to their lives.