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Humanitarian Parole

Don’t wait to contact the law offices of Pozo Goldstein, LLP, today to learn more about humanitarian parole or any other matter related to immigration law in the state of New York.

Humanitarian parole is a used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to allow for an otherwise inadmissible immigrant to enter the United States for a temporary period of time. Critical to the requirements associated with humanitarian parole is the need for a compelling emergency, without which the USCIS will not be compelled to sponsor an inadmissable immigrant’s admission, even for a temporary period of time. Temporary parole of this nature is granted by the USCIS when:

  • The foreign national applying for admission to the U.S. is doing so for an urgent humanitarian reason
  • The admission of the foreign national who is applying for humanitarian parole can provide significant benefit to the public if admitted to enter the U.S.

The expiration of a parole that is offered for humanitarian purposes must align with the length of the emergency (or humanitarian situation) for which he or she was initially admitted into the country. Parolees must therefore depart the U.S. before the expiration of their parole in order to avoid any potential complications. Foreign nationals who are privileged with humanitarian parole must understand that this type of parole does not in any way grant them immigration benefits. If you’re looking to fully establish yourself as an immigrant to the United States, a New York immigration lawyer will need to be involved as soon as possible.

How to Meet the Requirements for Humanitarian Parole

The USCIS allows anyone to file an application for humanitarian parole; however, not all applicants will be approved for admission under the circumstances they have claimed. Persons who are permitted to file for humanitarian parole include those who are unable obtain the required documents for admission that are typically provided by the Department of State.

Persons who are looking to escape the typical procedures associated with visa processing will not be permitted to utilize humanitarian parole as an outlet, nor will persons who are trying to bypass the standard processes of immigration. Simply put, if it cannot be proven that an urgent humanitarian reason exists for the parole then it will not be granted.

Requests for Extension of Parole: Re-Parole

As we emphasized earlier, the length of time for which humanitarian parole is granted is contingent upon the amount of time that the emergency situation is expected to last. To manage this, the USCIS requires that parolees depart from the U.S. prior to the expiration date of their temporary parole. If, however, this date is not sufficient in meeting the needs of your situation, a request for re-parole can be filed.

Re-parole must be filed at least 90 days before the expiration date that is stated on the Form I-94, Arrival / Departure Record. Applicants should keep in mind, however, that filing for re-parole is not without its own set of requirements, all of which can be found in the following list:

There is record that the application has received humanitarian parole from the USCIS

  • Applicant successfully files Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
  • Applicant fulfills the financial responsibility of paying the filing fee
  • Applicant files an additional Form I-134, Affidavit of Support
  • Applicant includes copy of his or her Form I-94, Arrival / Departure Record which was issued upon being granted parole into the U.S.

Work with a New York Immigration Attorney at our Office

When you’re dealing with an immigration matter of any nature it is always a good idea to involve an attorney in the matter. Doing so can better ensure that all of the actions you take are executed efficiently and accurately. Under the representation of an immigration attorney at Pozo Goldstein, LLP, your case will be in the hands of a competent and qualified team that has more than 90 years of combined experience. We know how the system works, and we know what it takes to move your case forward through the immigration process. Don’t wait to contact us today to learn more about humanitarian parole or any other matter related to immigration law in the state of New York.