This update, effective immediately, aims to enhance the efficiency of the SIJ adjudication process for specific applicants. The revision aligns with the July 31, 2023, declaratory order in Casa Libre/Freedom House v. Mayorkas. Notably, the 180-day time frame for USCIS to adjudicate an SIJ petition is applicable solely to the initial adjudication, excluding any subsequent motions or appeals filed after a petition denial. SIJ provides immigration classification for noncitizens in the U.S. requiring juvenile court protection due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent. Applicants can seek SIJ classification through Form I-360, with potential eligibility for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card).