On January 6, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security announced processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and their immediate family members may request to come to the United States safely and orderly. Qualified beneficiaries outside the United States and lacking U.S. entry documents may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advanced authorization to travel and a temporary parole period for up to two years for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. To participate, eligible beneficiaries must:
- Have a supporter in the United States;
- Undergo and clear robust security vetting;
- Meet other eligibility criteria; and
- Warrant a favorable exercise of discretion.
Individuals participating in these processes must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their parole in the United States.
If you think you or someone you know may qualify, please contact us immediately. On January 24, 2023, twenty states have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security which may eventually end the program.