Right to counsel - unaccompanied minor

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Legislation, Immigration

in cases where a child (i) has been adjudicated dependent, (ii) found not to be a citizen of the United States, (iii) is found by the court to be eligible for "special immigrant juvenile status", and (iv) such status is in the best interest of the child, Fla. Stat. § 39.5075 requires that the "[Florida] department [of child services], or community-based care provider shall, directly or through voluntary or contractual legal services, file a petition for special immigrant juvenile status and the application for adjustment of status to the appropriate federal authorities on behalf of the child." Fla. Stat.. § 39.5075(5) (emphasis added).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes