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Compassionate Legal Representation For Unaccompanied Children

Last updated on May 16, 2024

Unaccompanied migrant children are exceedingly vulnerable, especially when facing removal proceedings, foster care placement or entering the juvenile justice system. However, many of these children may apply for lawful immigration status.

At Marigold Law Center, our knowledgeable attorneys provide compassionate assistance to unaccompanied children. We collaborate with skilled paralegals and family case managers, provide free family case management for every client and facilitate access to vital community services. With offices in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, we help people nationwide navigate complex immigration issues.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions

Unaccompanied migrant children have several options to receive lawful immigration status. These include:

  1. Special immigrant juvenile status: SIJS can lead to green cards for immigrant children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents.
  2. U nonimmigrant status: The U visa protects migrants victimized by crimes, including children who suffer mental or physical abuse while in the U.S.
  3. Violence Against Women Act: Under VAWA, children abused by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident parent or spouse may qualify for lawful immigration status.
  4. Asylum: Children whose health or safety may be jeopardized by returning to their home country may qualify for this protected status.

Our lawyers, trained in both immigration and family law issues, provide affordable legal services to all migrants, including unaccompanied children, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking and families with children who have special needs or disabilities.

Call Us To Seek Legal Relief For Unaccompanied Children

The compassionate and experienced attorneys, paralegals and family case managers at Marigold Law Center work tirelessly to ensure effective legal representation at a reasonable cost. Call us today toll free at 323-714-0195 or email us to schedule a free consultation.