4th Circuit: Temporary ex parte order does not satisfy SIJ requirements (access required)

COLUMBIA, SC -- A temporary ex parte custody order did not qualify as a state court custody order sufficient to meet the requirements necessary for plaintiff to obtain special immigrant juvenile status, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Under 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(27)(J), immigrant children may become lawful permanent residents of the United States ...

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