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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB81 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions 
Abstract: This rule makes procedural changes and resolves interpretive issues following the amendments mandated by Congress. It will enable juvenile aliens who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and placed in State custody by a juvenile court, to obtain special immigrant status. Such status will enable these juveniles to be placed into more stable environments. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 204    8 CFR 205    8 CFR 245   
Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101    8 USC 1103    8 USC 1151    8 USC 1153    8 USC 1154   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/06/2011  76 FR 54978   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/07/2011    
Final Rule  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Laura M. Dawkins
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Room 3040, Suite 1200, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1470
Fax:202 272-1480
Email: laura.dawkins@uscis.dhs.gov