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DHS’ New Database: Victim Information and Notification Exchange (VINE)

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced the creation of a new office to serve victims of crimes committed by immigrants. The office is called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE).  There is also a new searchable database called the “Victim Information and Notification Exchange (DHS-VINE).”  Read on to learn about how VOICE and...
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SIJS and State Court Orders

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Starts in State Court Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or SIJS is a protected status potentially available to minors within the United States who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by one or more of their parents in their home country.  These cases require that a state court, most often a...
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