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705 ILCS 405/2-4a

    (705 ILCS 405/2-4a)
    Sec. 2-4a. Special immigrant minor.
    (a) The court has jurisdiction to make the findings necessary to enable a minor who has been adjudicated a ward of the court to petition the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for classification as a special immigrant juvenile under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(J). A minor for whom the court finds under subsection (b) shall remain under the jurisdiction of the court until his or her special immigrant juvenile petition is filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or its successor agency.
    (b) If a motion requests findings regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(J) and the evidence, which may consist solely of, but is not limited to, a declaration of the minor, supports the findings, the court shall issue an order that includes the following findings:
        (1) (A) the minor is declared a dependent of the
court; or (B) the minor is legally committed to, or placed under the custody of, a State agency or department, or an individual or entity appointed by the court; and
        (2) that reunification of the minor with one or both
of the minor's parents is not viable due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or other similar basis; and
        (3) that it is not in the best interest of the minor
to be returned to the minor's or parent's previous country of nationality or last habitual residence.
    (c) In this Section:
        (1) The term "abandonment" means, but is not limited
to, the failure of a parent or legal guardian to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern, or responsibility for the welfare of his or her minor child or ward.
        (2) (Blank).
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 101-121, eff. 11-25-19 (see P.A. 101-592 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 101-121).)