The purpose of this policy analysis was to analyze the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Act. This analysis attempted to examine the effect of this Act on undocumented youth who have experienced abandonment or mistreatment. The policy analysis mainly used scholarly journals and government documents to explore the policy and its implications for social work policy. The analysis discovered that the SIJS Act is a policy that can be used as a tool to assist undocumented youth. However, the research also suggests that although the policy is effective, Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), Child Protective agencies, and Juvenile Courts are accountable for implementing the policy in a timely manner and for training social workers and INS workers to serve the youth in a culturally sensitive and effective manner.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public policy|
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