I entered the US as a minor and my parents are outside of the country. What can I do?

Minute of Immigration with Attorney Luis Virguez

** This segment aired on Telemundo Atlanta on June 24, 2021 **

I entered the US as a minor and my parents are outside of the country. What can I do?

Rosbeth: Hello friends! Welcome to your Minute of Immigration with Attorney Luis Virguez, from Virguez Law. Attorney, we have a question from one of our viewers that says: “I entered the US as a minor and my parents are outside of the country. What can I do?”

Luis: If you entered the US as a minor and your parents are not in the US, you could qualify for a Special Juvenile Immigrant Status, which is a benefit  or humanitarian visa given to children that have been abandoned by their parents. So, if you know of a child who is a friend of yours or family, and his or her parents are outside of the US, is important that you speak with a lawyer to see if they qualify for this benefit. You will have to file a case first with the Juvenile Court and then you can submit an application with Immigration.

Rosbeth: Thanks Attorney Virguez, and now you know, for more information please vist the website that shows on the screen.

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