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Immigration and Language Videos

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
This video introduces staff to the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status program that enables immigrant youth in foster care to receive legal immigration status (green cards). In order to ensure that all immigrant youth in foster care are identified and referred to immigration attorneys for services, this video models best practices to identifying and requesting relevant information about youth’s immigration status, and conveys basic information about SIJS eligibility and process.

Helping Immigrant Children in Foster Care


Special Immigrant Juvenile Status


SIJS: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Working with Interpreters
Good communication between staff and families is absolutely necessary for providing culturally competent services. Interpreters can be a bridge to better communication by helping to reduce the barriers between staff and the families they serve. This video, Working with Interpreters, is a useful tool for staff to learn best practices in working with telephonic and in-person interpreters.

Working with interpreters in the community


Working with telephonic interpreters


Working with telephonic interpreters - unscheduled clients visits



Consulate Guide
This is a technical assistance guide on how to access documents, including foreign birth certificates and passports from the top ten consulates from which most requests for birth certificates and other documentation are made part of the SIJS process.



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