Aug. 15, 2022 – Guardianship of Saul H. (Supreme Ct., S271265)

The Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeal’s decision affirming the probate court’s denial of the petition for special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) status. The court provides guidance on the statutory requirements governing issuance of SIJ predicate findings, including the burden of proof and the factors important to the nonviability-of-reunification determination and the best-interest determination.