Keeping the Courts Open for Immigrant Youth

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Charlottesville, Va., August 8, 2017— Today, as part of its commitment to helping refugee children obtain protection from the Virginia courts, the Legal Aid Justice Center released a practice advisory on “Strategies for Obtaining SIJ Predicate Orders in Virginia Post-Canales v. Torres.” The practice advisory, written together with Ayuda and the Poarch Law Firm, will help advocates make persuasive arguments to keep the courthouse doors open for immigrant children statewide. This release is an updated version of the advisory issued on July 14, 2017.

Resources:

Virginia SIJ Practice Advisory Post Canales

Canales Practice Advisory Appendix (doc)

Canales Practice Advisory Appendix (pdf)