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Parole in Place, a special immigration program for family of U.S. military, may be in its final days. If you were considering applying, now is the time.
Parole in Place allows relatives of U.S. military to apply for permanent residency without having to leave the United States—even if they entered the country illegally.
It is not a waiver. It doesn't forgive crimes or other grounds of inadmissibility. All it does is give a fictitious lawful entry so that you can apply for permanent residency while remaining in the United States, eliminating the risk of travelling abroad and possibly not being let back in.
It’s a way for someone with an otherwise clean background to immigrate within the United States and not have to leave the country.
There has been talk, beginning in June 2019, that the program would be ending in about a month. As of late September, nothing official has happened. However, there remains a leak saying that this is going to happen soon.
So what should you do? I strongly advise you to hurry up! If you are planning on filing for parole in place, apply now! Get it done as soon as possible. It looks like the program may be terminated any day.
But, before you apply, consult an immigration attorney. Make sure you don't have any other immigration issues and make sure that you have a case that will qualify.
Family of active U.S. military or military members that have been honorably discharged may be eligible for Parole in Place.
You may be eligible for Parole in Place if your military family member is:
Eligible relatives for Parole in Place:
You must have entered the U.S. illegally to qualify for Parole in Place. If you entered the U.S. lawfully but overstayed your visa (or are otherwise in the U.S. past your period of authorized stay), you do not need Parole in Place.
To apply for Parole in Place you need to prove that you’re a good, moral person and an asset to the community. To do this, you can submit documents from the community such as:
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also requires you submit:
If you have any questions about Parole in Place or think you might be eligible, I'd be happy to help. I’m a dedicated and passionate immigration attorney, fluent in English and Spanish, located in the Los Angeles area. Call (310) 803-3040 or visit https://abaudlegal.com/appointment/ to schedule an appointment.
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If you have any questions about your Immigration Status, I'd be happy to help. I’m a dedicated and passionate immigration attorney, fluent in English and Spanish, located in the Los Angeles area. Your immigration case matters to me.