Returning to the California Supreme Court case begun yesterday, the allegations of Bianka M. are worth remembering. She claimed that her father, Jorge L. was violent to her older sisters and had abandoned her, i.e. failed to act as a father to her despite being able to do so. Now, those claims didn’t relate to her request for a court order establishing a parent-child relationship between her and Gladys M. who everyone seems to agree is in fact her mother despite not having been in her life for seven of its first 10 years.
No, those claims relate to Bianka’s “SIJ” (special immigrant juvenile) petition.