Parole in Place

Under INA § 212(d)(5)(A), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is permitted to grant foreign nationals permission to enter the United States (also known as “parole”) in situations where it is determined that there are “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit(s).”

This immigration parole is granted on case-by-case basis and allows the foreign national seeking entry into the U.S. to temporarily live and, in some cases, work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

Parole is a benefit that is usually sought by individuals outside of the United States. However, there are related benefits available to U.S. military members that can be sought out for family members who are already in the United States. This is referred to as “parole in place,” and it is available to certain service members and their spouses, parents and/or children. To qualify, the applicant must have entered the United States “without inspection or admission.” This generally means that the person entered the United States without a visa or other type of permission.

For More Information:

For more information on the local practices relating to the filing and adjudication of parole requests, please read more here.

For more information on parole in place, please read more here.

This blog post does not serve as legal advice and does not establish any client-attorney privilege. Do not take any action based on the information contained in this post without consulting a qualified immigration attorney. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team directly.

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