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Breaking Down the Visa Bulletin: What SIJS Advocates Need To Know

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Children and Families
Removal Defense
USCIS Benefits
Published: Apr. 17, 2024

Until Congress fixes the SIJS visa backlog, SIJS youth must wait years before a visa is available for them to seek lawful permanent residence. This resource is intended to help SIJS advocates better understand the system used by the U.S. Department of State to allocate visas. Advocates are critical in helping SIJS youth through this lengthy process, starting with helping SIJS youth understand how the visa system works.