Adonia R. Simpson, Managing Attorney at the Esperanza Center. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Md. appellate ruling to have major impact on juvenile immigrants (access required)

Children seeking special immigrant juvenile status to become legal permanent residents of the U.S. do not have to prove their parents left them to “fend for [themselves]” for a circuit court to find they were neglected, the Court of Special Appeals has ruled. Instead, trial courts must consider whether a child’s living conditions in his home ...

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